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LED Kitchen Lights,
This review is from: EDISON 6W Led GU10 Bulb 3x2W = 6w, Warm WhiteLooking at issues defined by other users, the problems with LED spotlights highlighted are
(Beats 3w and 4w LED GU10 and CFL Fluorescent Energy-Saving GU10 Lamps)
1. Not powerful enough.
2. Beam too narrow
3. Light has blueish tint.
We ordered these to see how we would get on with replacing the halogen bulbs in our kitchen. The kitchen has 4 lighting tracks with 4 x 50watt bulbs in each. We do not use them all at once but it is a lot of electricity all the same.
The bulbs fitted in no problem.
1.The lights are bright enough. I would caution anyone thinking of less than 6watt led. They seem to be somewhere between a 35watt halogen and a 50watt halogen.
2.With each of the bulbs having 3 beams of light, I was happy with the beam but they are still a little narrower than halogens.
3.The light they give out is definitely different. Our house has been split in half. Of the 4 of us, 2 hate them and 2 like them so my advice is try a couple before ordering loads.
On the financial side the bulbs have an expected life of 50,000 hours. This is 50 years or more of average use of about 2.5hrs/day. If one assumes that a 50watt halogen bulb is replaced by a 6watt led and that electricity is 15p/unit and that you will have the bulb on for 1000hrs a year(about 2.7 hours/day), then the electricty cost over 2 years for the halogen is £15 and £2 for the LED. As the bulbs cost £12, payback is in 2 years.
In conclusion we are not buying any more for the moment, even though savings are massive. We feel that better (and cheaper) bulbs will come onto the market. I would encourage others to give them a go.