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GU10 led bulbs

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I'm looking to buy some bulbs for my kitchen and was looking at the led ones could anyone let me know their experiences ie: how bright are they compared to the standard gu10 50w and how long did they last/ are you happy with them.
Where is the cheapest to buy
Thanks
 

MH

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I find LED bulbs to be very directional and very harsh. I aint a fan of them.
 

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I'd agree with Mairyhinge on them being directional. I haven't tried them but I could imagine them being quite bright but wouldn't fill the room quite as well as a regular GU10.

Biggest plus though would be a longer life.
 

severus

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My mate put some up in his kitchen but the light emitted was very poor. I would stick to the normal GU10
 
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LED lights are useless for illuminating large spaces.

You can buy GU10s quite cheaply if you look around (not large stores)
 

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I work for an electrical wholesaler and you can pick a GU10 LED lamp up for about £5.99+ VAT and they run at about 2 watts but they are not that very good as there more like a beam down to the floor, i would just stay with the standard GU10 they give of the best light and it's more spread out and it will only cost you about £1.25 + vat maybe cheaper if you go to an electrical wholesaler.
 

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Must say LED's are not quite there yet, but I use compact flurescent replacements and they work just fine and give out plenty of light and last 10 times longer. The ones I use are 9w from Megaman and you can get them from Ryness
 

severus

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Those compact lamps are £9.99 each I've got nine I've my extension......that would be a lot of electricity to claw back
 

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I've tried the LED ones at work. In summary............feckin shite m8!!!!
The compact flourescent ones on the other hand aren't bad at all. They sometimes need a couple of minutes to warm up to full brightness. Also some 11watt units are longer than standard halogen units so may sit proud of the fitting.

Curly