Increasingly people are changing the lighting they use in their homes and businesses. Changes in the law mean that people can no longer easily replace their existing incandescent light bulbs with new incandescent bulbs. Across Europe and much of the rest of the world, these light bulbs are being phased out. At first, they were being mainly replaced with CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights), but increasingly people are now choosing LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs instead. Many people are investing in GU10 LEDs, because they can save a lot of money by doing so and prefer the quality of the light that they give off.
GU10 refers to the type of bayonet that is fitted to the LED bulb. This bayonet is the one that is most commonly used for downlights and other kinds of spotlights.
The base is made from ceramic and has two small round metal posts that connect the bulb to the actual electricity supply via the light fitting. It was first introduced by Havells Sylvania in 1997 and has quickly become the industry standard. Given that the many homes, businesses, and public buildings now have some down lighting or spotlight lighting installed, it is now one of the most commonly sold bayonet types.
Why Fit GU10 LEDs?
GU10 LEDs use far less power than standard GU10 bulbs. It is possible to replace a 50-watt bulb with a 5-watt GU10 LED bulb. They give off the same level of light, but consume far less power. Users are able to cut the cost of running each light by up to 80% simply by switching over to LED bulbs.
They last far longer than standard bulbs do, which means that they have to be changed less frequently. This is not only convenient it also saves money and reduces the user’s carbon footprint. LED bulbs also contain no harmful chemicals, so can be easily disposed of without harming the environment.
Types of GU10 LEDs
All GU10 LEDs are built the same. However, some give out more light than others do. The colour of the light given out also varies something users need to bear in mind when buying them. Most LEDs are not dimmable, but it is possible to buy a dimmable version too.