Downlights.co.uk's Guide to GU10 LEDs 2015
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GU10 LED Guide 2015 GU10 LED Guide 2015 Author: Chris Horridge Comparing The UKâs Market Leading GU10 LEDs Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Version 2.0 Jan 2015 A GU10 is a type of cap fitted to a lamp (or bulb). The GU10 cap was originally designed for halogens, then CFLs and finally LEDs. They have a distance of 10mm between the centre of the stubby pins. Halogens are expected to be banned within the EU in 2018 The date was put back from 2015 as the lighting industry didnât believe manufacturers were ready to fulfil the demand of switching to LED. To be classed as 50 watt halogen alternative, an LED must have a lumen output of at least 345lms (DIM2 compliance). GU10s have become the preferred choice for LED retrofit lamps. Operating directly on mains voltage (220-240V). What is a GU10? Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Philips 3.5W Master Value Exceptional value at just Â£3.83+VAT Lumen output of up to 290 lumens Equivalent to a 35 watt halogen consuming just 3.5 watts Fully dimmable as standard Life expectancy of 35,000 hours 3 year guarantee 5 Star Value Rating (click on the image for more info) Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Philips 4.3W Master Value Great value for money at just Â£4.99+VAT Most popular GU10 LED on the market Lumen output of up to 390 lumens Fully dimmable as standard Life expectancy of 35,000 hours 3 year guarantee 5 Star Popularity Rating (click on the image for more info) Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Aurora Enlite 5W GU10 LED Brightest GU10 LED available - up to 520 lumens! Wider beam angle of 60 degrees spreads the light out further Priced from Â£4.14 +VAT Dimmable or non dimmable versions Features ThermoTecâ¢ thermal management technology Approved for use in enclosed fire can downlights 5 Star Brightness Rating (click on the image for more info) Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Philips 5.4W Master LED The most reliable of all the LEDs weâve ever sold Extra long life expectancy of 50,000 hours! Lumen output of up to 392 lumens Fully dimmable as standard Perfect fit LED, fits in all known GU10 downlights High colour rendering index of 90CRI 5 year guarantee 5 Star Reliability Rating (click on the image for more info) Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Megaman 6W GU10 LED Budget priced alternative to a 50 watt halogen at Â£6.93 +VAT Lumen output of up to 450 lumens Dimmable as standard, the best LED for dimming! Compatible with home automation systems such as Lutron Dims even better than an integrated LED downlight Perfect fit LED, fits in all known GU10 downlights Available in warm white, cool white, daylight and dim to warm Extra long life expectancy of 50,000 hours! 5 year guarantee (when registered) 5 Star Dimming Rating (click on the image for more info) Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Megaman 6W GU10 LED 5 Star Dimming Rating (click on the image for more info) Dimmer Type Buzzing Visual Dimming Range Notes Average Rating Lightwave RF Wired 5 5 Down to 10% 5 Lightwave RF Wireless 5 5 Down to 10% 5 Lutron Grafik Eye QS 5 4 Down to 20% 4.5 Lutron Rania 5 4 Down to 30% 4.5 Varilight V-Pro (JQP401W) 10E Batch 5 5 Down to 10% 5 Follow this link to watch our videos showing the dimming compatibility tests. Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Which One Should You Choose? If youâve got a home automation system: Choose Megaman â Itâs compatible with Lutron, Rako, Cbus, Lightwave RF and many more home automation systems as well a most leading or trailing edge rotary dimmers. If your downlights are positioned far apart with gaps of 1.5M or further: Choose Aurora â Itâs brighter 520 lumen light output and wider 60 degree beam will ensure no dark patches are visible. If you plan to leave your lights on for longer than 6 hours per day: Choose Philips - theyâre the most reliable and designed to last, the Volvo of LEDs. The 5.4W is the best for commercial use. Version 2.0 Jan 2015 GU10 Comparison Table LED Type Philips 3.5W Philips 4.3W Aurora 5W Philips 5.4W Megaman 6W Halogen Equivalent 35W 50W 50W+ 50W 50W Lumen 260-290lms 355-399lm 500-520lm 360-392lm 450lm Efficacy 74lm/W 91lm/W 104lm/W 73lm/W 75lm/W Dimmable Yes Yes Optional Yes Yes Life Expectancy (Hours) Co 35,000 35,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 Colour Temperature 2700/3000/4000K 2700/3000/4000K 3000/4000K 2700/3000/4000K 2800/4000/6500K Beam Angle 40 Degree Only 40 Degree Only 60 Degree Only 25 & 40 Degree 35 Degree Only Reliability A+ A+ A A+ A Price Â£3.83 +VAT Â£4.99 +VAT Â£4.14 +VAT Â£7.93 +VAT Â£6.93 +VAT Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Our Favourite With all things considered, the personal favourite of Downlights.co.uk isâ¦ The Megaman 6W GU10â¦ (click on the image for more info) Why? Itâs more than bright enough to replace a 50 watt halogen at 450 lumens. Itâs highly reliable, not quite as reliable as Philips but has a very low failure rate. Sold for over 3 years with a proven track record of success. But itâs the smooth dimming performance and broader dimming compatibility that gives it the edge. Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Order From Downlights.co.uk Why take a risk with unbranded LEDs? Superior, premium quality brands like Aurora, Philips and Megaman cost the same. Expert advice. Weâve been selling many of these products for over 5 years and know everything about them. If we donât know the answer, itâs not worth knowing. We regularly monitor our prices to ensure we offer the very best deals. We always buy in bulk which means we pass on the savings and maintain high stock levels. As we always keep these popular items in stock, you can ensure you get your order fast. If you place your order before 3PM youâll get in next day. Version 2.0 Jan 2015 Thanks for Viewing our Guide! For more information or to order these exciting products visit: www.Downlights.co.uk Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01706 868343 Version 2.0 Jan 2015