3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent, 15 Feb 2011
I have a house which has loads of the ceiling mounted flush GU10 fittings (why oh why!!) Have peviously used the cfl low energy bulbs - they were frankly useless - when on you needed a guide dog. Have looked for good replacement LED bulbs for a while. I bought these as the wattage equivalent was stated as 50w eqivalent - and they were the sme type (not the LED 'bulb' type which I have found less than great)
Lets be clear - there will never be a direct LED equivalent for a 50w GU10 - simply because of the characteristics of a halogen bulb - it can't be replicated in terms of quality/composition of light - so there WILL always be a difference.
These bulbs are definately the closest you will get! They are very bright (50w ish!) and the light is not as yellowy as halogen but not at all unpleasant. They are well made and a good fit! I have replaced 5 cfl's in one room and the light quality is good enough to compare well to the halogen bulbs!
One thing worth mentioning - if you have the 'wire ring' that secures the bulb you will need a pair of pliers to carefully adjust the end tags of the wire so it doesnt cut across one of the sme's. Easy to bend out of the way - but fiddly and requires a little patience. The sme's go right to the edge of the bulb - no problem if you have the glass that goes over the buld - it will fit.
Overall - a good product - well served by the retailer!