A Short GU10 Comparison Guide
The GU10 is a fantastic lighting option for people who want to showcase an item or area in their homes using pinpoint, directional lighting. GU10 bulbs are everywhere in several different manufacturing types; halogen, low energy, and LED. The problem with there being several types is that buyers don’t really know which one is best for their needs. If you want a quick and simple to understand buying guide for the GU10 bulb, continue reading.
The halogen bulb was the gold standard in lighting for more than a century. Halogen bulbs, also known as incandescent bulbs, are prized because they are reliable and come in many different sizes. The GU10 halogen bulb is mostly used in recessed lighting fixtures.Unfortunately, halogen bulbs heat up very quickly and can actually heat up to the point of combustion. Halogens are incredibly cheap, but what you could have paid for the bulb is transferred to your monthly energy bills in the form of increased lighting costs. GU10 halogens are inexpensive to purchase but costly to use.
GU10 Low Energy
The low energy bulb, also known as the fluorescent bulb, is a step in the right direction for low cost, high efficiency lighting. They cost less to use, but they are slightly more expensive than traditional halogen bulbs. They are bright white instead of the yellow dingy colour of the halogen, but they take 30 to 60 seconds to come on all the way which means that when you hit the switch, it can take up to a minute before you can see anything. Also, the low energy GU10 is a little larger than the halogen which means that they cannot be used effectively in traditional lighting fixtures. Bulky, slow to light and costly, but at least you will pay a little less in energy costs.
GU10 LED Light Bulbs
The beauty of the GU10 LED bulb is that they are the same size as traditional halogens so they fits right into your current light fixtures, they are dimmable, they produce bright white light, they don’t need to warm up like other low energy bulbs, they can reduce your yearly energy costs by up to 90%, they have a lifespan of up to 10 years, and they never get hot. The only real downside to the GU10 LED is that it does cost more initially, but it definitely makes up for it with what you save in lighting costs throughout the 10 years of its life.
The Best Bet in Cost and Efficiency
Bottom line; if you want a GU10 bulb that performs well, reduces energy costs, helps save the environment, brings incredible light into your living spaces, and lasts longer than your favourite pair of boots then you want to spend a little extra and buy yourself a whole pallet of GU10 LED bulbs from LightRabbit.
If you’re like to know more about how the GU10 LED is superior to other lighting options, contact us today or visit our website to see our selection of GU10 LED bulbs.
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