Replacing Halogen Spotlights
Small spotlights are typically used to provide more focused lighting or accent lighting. They are widely used in both of these ways commercially and domestically. You may have already been saving money and energy by using longer lasting halogen lamps to do the job. Halogen lamps are so long lasting because although they use a heated filament, unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, their tungsten filaments are regenerated (by a chemical reaction with the halogens), instead of being completely evaporated and deposited on he inside of the lamp. Halogens spotlights / lamps however run at higher temperatures – their filaments are close to the surface of the lamps and heir surface area is relatively small. There may however be an even better alternative spotlight lamp / bulb to these.
LED Spotlights – why you should consider them for your spotlights
Spotlights / spotlight bulbs / lamps, because there are often many of them in a small area, and they are often installed in harder to reach places, aren’t things that you’d want to be having to replace too often. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps can last 50 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs! Each lamp is made up of a cluster of small light producing units / diodes, and can produce bright clear light that can be a very worthy replacement for their halogen counterparts.
What’s more, they need very low wattage to produce a high level of lumens / light output – in other words, they have very high efficacy. In fact, LED spotlights e.g. GU10 LED Spotlights, use need a lot less watts to produce the equivalent light as even their halogen counterparts.
LED spotlights don’t rely upon heated filaments or gas combinations to produce their electroluminescence, and they don’t incorporate the use of mercury like Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). This means that they can be used close to delicate items e.g. in shop display lighting, photos and ornaments in the home, within home accent lighting situations, without causing fading or heat damage over time – and they are a more environmentally friendly choice of lamp. They also produce around one third less CO2 than incandescent equivalents.
GU10 LED Spotlights – Invest in money saving performance over time
GU10 LED spotlights have a bayonet connector / base design – this means they they’ll match your existing fittings. 2 watt versions can decrease the running costs you’re used to by over 95%, and can give you 25 years / 50,000 hours of service! A high power (and still only 3 watt) version is also available, offering similar benefits, and giving you brilliant, bright, crisp, clear light that’s hard to beat.
All things considered, it is a matter of time before they replace halogen GU10s.