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Guide to GU10 LED Lamps

If you are looking at swapping to GU10 LED spotlights or are just buying some for the first time, you might find yourself confused between the variety of brands and options that are available to you. If this rings true with you, carry on reading to find out more about GU10 LED lamps.

What is a GU10 LED lamp?

GU10 refers to the lamp’s base. A GU10 bulb has two pins sticking out from the bottom, that are 10mm apart. These are one of the most used LED spotlights available, and they can easily be used to replace the bulbs in existing halogen GU10 fittings.

Here at The Electrical Counter, we offer a wide selection of GU10 LED lamps from a variety of manufacturers, including Luceco, Integral LED, Aurora, Bell Lighting, and Ovia.

Luceco GU10 LED Lamps

Luceco by BG offers a range of quality and affordable GU10 LED lamps in a choice of colour temperatures and wattages. Most Luceco GU10 LED lamps offer up to 3-year guarantees, 25,000 hour lifespans and energy savings of up to 90% when compared to their halogen alternatives.

Integral LED GU10 Lamps

Integral LED have always put a strong focus on manufacturing quality for every single product that they produce. Their GU10 LED light bulb range offers up to 85% energy savings when compared to their halogen equivalents, and they are available in a range of variations and wattages to suit a variety of homes.

Aurora LED GU10 Lamps

Aurora’s range of GU10 LED lamps come in a variety of colour temperatures including warm white, cool white and daylight, alongside a choice of coloured options too. This range is available in wattages between 3 and 5W and are ideal for domestic, commercial, and retail applications.

FAQs

Are GU10 LED bulbs energy efficient?

All LED bulbs are designed to be energy efficient, but exactly how much energy they use for what light output will vary depending on the manufacturer whose lamps you choose. Some products, such as Luceco’s LGDN5W37P dimmable natural white LED bulb uses just 5W and produces 370 lumens, which is equivalent to a 50W halogen alternative. That means this lamp presents up to a 90% electricity saving. You can find out more about the energy costs of different types of light bulb here.

How long do GU10 LED bulbs last?

As with energy efficiency, exactly how long an LED lamp will last will depend on the manufacturer, however many have an average lifespan between 15,000 and 25,000 hours.

Can you use a dimmer switch with LED GU10 bulbs?

Like with halogen bulbs, you can buy dimmable LED GU10 bulbs. Before making a purchase, make sure that you find out the type of dimmer you are using to ensure it is compatible with the LED lamps. For more information on dimmer types, see our handy guide here. If you need help, you can reach our friendly team here.

How do I change a GU10 bulb?

All GU10 light bulbs are easy to change like any other light bulb. These bulbs simply push into the lamp holder, and then twist to lock them into place.

Do I need a driver?

Nope! LED GU10 light bulbs have a built-in driver, so they can replace old LED or halogen LED lamps quickly and easily.

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