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.
The most common type of spotlight uses the GU10 fittings and until relatively recently the only real options were halogens, generally available in 20w, 35w and 50w varieties. These bulbs provide fantastic levels of light and are attractively priced, often around just