I've a strip light in the kitchen containing 3 Halogen bulbs.
290 lumens / 50W. One blew the other day, but I had a spare. GU10.
They get very hot and I've never been comfortable with this. So I've decided
to buy LEDs.
Questions are: What LED is compatible with the above on Watts?
When the next Halogen fails, will I do any harm by replacing with a LED?
LEDS give about 80 to 100 lumens per watt.
For spots do check on the beamwidth of whats in and/or what you require
especially in situations where you dont have several lamps with
As you get older the more light the better so I would be going for
When I swapped the ones in my parents kitchen 2 years ago I swapped
half, turned the lights on and asked them which ones I had swapped.
They were 2700K 5W LEDs I had fitted to replace 50W halogens.
They could not tell which ones I had swapped.
Thanks to all that have replied.
I destroyed the last kitchen light fitting as I could not accept that the
bulbs did not had a spring under them. The late Mrs Pounder was sent out to
buy a replacement, she came back with the same thing! Different wiring of
course and I'm not a spark.
I have the sucker to remove the blown bulbs and to replace them. I came
close to breaking my stupid neck up those step ladders.
Getting too old for this sort of shit.
As others have pointed out, there are issues with the amount of light a
led produces when compared to a halogen, and, with spots, the beam
angle. These are immediately obvious.
But there might be something else to consider which will take time to
show, and that is using a led in a fitting designed to run hot with a
halogen bulb. Even with the lower output of a led, if the fitting isn't
ventilated and the heat builds up, the bulb may well overheat and
eventually fail. This effect doesn't seem prevalent with GU10s, but
seems more frequent with G9s.
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