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Will GU10 LED Bulbs Fit My Existing Fittings?

October 12, 2012   

They should do, but not always. The two main variables here are the type of fitting that you are using and the bulb itself. read more …

Which Colour GU10 LED Bulb?

October 12, 2012   

The colour of the light that your bulbs produce can have a drastic effect on the atmosphere of the room they are lighting, so choosing the correct colour for your application is critical. The light colour produced by a bulb is referred to as Colour Temperature (see our guide to Colour Temperature for more information) and GU10 LED bulbs for domestic lighting are commonly available in two Colour Temperatures, Warm White and Cool White. read more …

How Bright Are LED Light Bulbs?

October 12, 2012   

As an emerging technology, LED lighting is improving rapidly. Gone are the days of only being used for secondary lighting, many high-power LED’s are now more than capable of lighting rooms well, with much the same light output as traditional halogen bulbs. Judging how bright particular bulbs will be can be something of a minefield as the usual measure of light output, lumens, is often exaggerated hugely by manufacturers. read more …

How Long Do GU10 LED Bulbs Last?

October 12, 2012   

GU10 LED bulbs SHOULD last between 40,000 and 50,000 hours, which under normal usage will equate to many years of service. However these figures assume a high standard of components used in manufacturing as there is more to a GU10 lamps than just an LED! read more …

Why Are GU10 LED Bulbs So Expensive?

October 11, 2012   

The use of spotlights, or downlights as they are commonly known, for primary lighting applications around the modern home has become standard practice in recent years, replacing the traditional approach of a single centrally hung lighting source. Using spotlights allows for many more bulbs to be effectively used, resulting in improved light levels and a much more even coverage. The downside of course is that each room requires far more light bulbs. read more …

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5 Reasons to use Integrated LED Downlighters

January 7, 2011   

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Dimming LED Lamps

September 24, 2010   
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Dimming LED lamps is nowhere near as simple as halogen lamps where a simple change in the voltage will provide smooth dimming. LED

Using Electronic Transformers with LED Lamps

June 16, 2010   

The standard view is that this is not a good idea – so why have we done it?

Well first of all lets look at why it’s not normally a good idea. Basically a high power LED requires a constant current supply to operate properly and reliably. They do not like “spikes” surging above the standard supply as these cause the LED to degrade prematurely plus if the transformer does not have current control (which electronic ones do not) then if the supply current exceed the maximum rating for the LED it will be degraded leading to premature failure.

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Low Voltage LED Lamps vs GU10 LED lamps

June 3, 2010   
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Why use Low Voltage rather than GU10?

This is a bit of a thorny issue as there’s plenty of misinformation out there. To cut through the fog you need to understand a little of how an L.E.D light works. Basically almost all LED’s work at around 12v which means that a GU10 type lamp needs to have a transformer (240v

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LED Light Bulbs – A Quick Guide

June 2, 2010   

Zenigata 4.5w GU10 LED Light BulbLED light bulbs represent the very latest in household lighting technology. We at YourWelcome are seeing a large number of our customers replacing existing halogen bulbs with LED alternatives. Despite a higher initial purchase cost, they soon allow users to save money on electricity bills, thanks to their extremely low power consumption.

LED (Light Emitting Diode) bulbs are now beginning to develop into a usable alternative to halogen bulbs, they come on immediately, are around the same size as standard lamps and offer extremely long life. The downside of the technology is the fact that they are often considerably more expensive that halogen equivalents and some are not compatible with dimmer switches.

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