Remote Controls, motherboards, digital clock displays, television and computer screens; These are just a few of the many applications that the eclectic LED (Light Emitting Diode) serves. Now we can add lighting to this list, as the development of more powerful LEDs has made them a viable, energy saving substitute for our traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs.There are a huge variety of LED Bulbs available on the market which are designed for a large range of applications including, ambient lighting schemes, interior design lighting, architectural lighting and outdoor lighting, but by far some of the most popular and impressive are GU10 LED.
But what is it that makes GU10 LED a popular choice? Well, among other things, they are versatile, ubiquitous and offer a wide range of applications without failing to be completely user friendly in both design and usability. Most people are familiar with the GU10 twist-lock bi-pin bayonet mount as almost all homes in the UK now have them. They fit into place with a simple push and twist, and do not require a transformer as they run a standard voltage.
What makes GU10 LED a particularly good choice is that they offer two primary advantages over conventional halogen bulbs that make them well worth the extra money up front. The first is that they are very, very energy efficient. To give you an idea of how efficient they really are we will select a bulb at random. A GU10 4W High Power LED Bulb, as the name suggests, only uses 4 watts in power. However, the bulb still achieves the same lumen output (visible brightness) as a 45 watt halogen bulb. That's over 90 per cent more efficient! As a result users of GU10 LED will significantly lower the running cost of their household lighting.
In addition to this LEDs have phenomenal operational life expectancies. Depending on the model you buy a GU10 LED could last you anything from 30,000 to 50,000 hours in total, which, with normal daily usage, works out to in excess of ten years on average. Equivalent halogen bulbs will only last a fraction of this time; if you're lucky you will be able to squeeze about 1,000 hours out of a normal halogen. That means you will need to change it a couple of times a year at least.
Both of these factors, life span and efficiency, combine to make up one of the most important, and attractive, features of GU10 LED ; their cost. Upfront they are admittedly cost a lot more than a traditional incandescent bulb for example, but overtime they save you a lot more money in both replacement costs and utility bills. Plug yours in today and begin saving money.