Our electrician recommended we replace the 85 50W halogen spotlights in our ceilings with LEDs. We live in Costa Rica where electricity is expensive and frequent lightening strikes and power surges blow out bulbs. If possible we will use 12V LEDs. We will also be adding a whole house surge protector. Our apartment has recessed CFLs in the ceilings. Would that be a better option? We have no experience with LED lighting. We would appreciate your opinions.