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Advice on GU10 LED replacements

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Advice on GU10 LED replacements

I have a GU10 fitting in the kitchen where the halogen bulbs are not recessed
At present it has 50mm GU10 halogen bulbs
Is there any reason why I couldn't fit GU10 63mm LED bulbs as this would give a significantly greater light output - 800 lumens as opposed to 400 lumens with the same spread angle
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

I can see a few shocking models about
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

I replaced the 8 halogen bulbs with the LED equivalent in my kitchen some time ago giving me greater light output and a considerable saving in energy.
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

We've been replacing "long life" low energy bulbs with LED throughout Adair Towers. No problems other than the immutable law that the bulbs most likely to fail are those needing a two section ladder to reach.
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

I'm going to have a new kitchen fitted shortly and I though about lighting. Currently I have a fluorescent tubes. Are there any LED or other low running cost possibilities I can look at?
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

Do I assume that nobody can answer the actual question - so it looks as though I will have to buy one and try it
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

I guess it's reasonable to assume you have the space for the larger diameter.
LED bulbs can be significantly heavier than halogens, as long as you check that the holders are secure enough to take the extra weight there should be no reason not to use the LEDs.
Do you really need/want double the lumens?  You could probably get a lower output (but still higher than existing) and save a few Watts.
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

The existing ones are significantly under powered
Taking your point about weight - which I hadn't considered - so will order one and see what the difference is although checking on a number of websites doesn't show them as being much heavier than the halogens (perhaps about 15g)
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

Probably just need to check that the holders are secure enough to support a weight of, possibly, 6 to 10oz then.
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

For what it's worth CPC (Farnell) are selling 6.7W GU10 Samsung Dimmable LEDs for 3.20 (for 5 or more) + VAT CPC Code: LP0824407
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

Similar query. Our kitchen has 11 MR16 GU5.3 spots (the bulbs are 12V with a transformer hidden somewhere). They are a mixture of wattage at the moment but 28W we've decided would be fine.
Anyone know if I can just replace with LED or will I need to replace the transformer (once I've figured out where it is!)?
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

the Samsung ones are only 350 lumen
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

Anything on my fluorescent tube query Wink Guess it's not possible Sad
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

Google led me to http://www.bltdirect.com/led-fluorescent-tubes
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Re: Advice on GU10 LED replacements

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Similar query. Our kitchen has 11 MR16 GU5.3 spots (the bulbs are 12V with a transformer hidden somewhere). They are a mixture of wattage at the moment but 28W we've decided would be fine.
Anyone know if I can just replace with LED or will I need to replace the transformer (once I've figured out where it is!)?

Should be no problem replacing them, the LEDs will draw less current from the transformer, this will then consume less power and run cooler.
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