Low energy spotlights
Played with the Gu10s a bit – very diffuse compared to the original spot versions (most of them quote beam angles around 100° rather than the 20 or 30° of a normal mains or lovo dichroic). Fine if what you want to light is up close. Not if its more than a couple of ft away.Posted 9 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Yeah but just because you bought crappy energy savers, doens’t mean all energy savers are bad.
We got some GU10 CFLs but they aren’t good – they take an age to warm up but are very bright when they do. There are superbright LED ones with a single LED that are dead bright, but they’re really expensive. The ones with multiple LEDs in are rubbish ken, you should’ve checked the package before you bought cos it tells you how dim they are 🙂Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
I’ve got GU10 energy savers in my kitchen, 6 in a room 3m x 1.6m.
Dim when you first switch them on but after a couple of minutes its bright as day in there 🙂 They get warm but not burning hot like traditional spots.
I got them from B&Q, green box, about £10 for a set of 3.Posted 9 years agooldgitMember
Not had any direct experience of these, but Megamans are generaly very good.
Most manufacturers are moving away from R63 fittings so new lamp technology for these is going to be short in coming.
I’m testing some single LEDs in my GU10 downlights the brightness is good (it should be at £15-£23)but the harsh LED light is not to my liking.Posted 9 years ago
The new generation 11W low energy GU10 lamps are proving to be very good.
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