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Six great LED lamps to replace GU10 halogen

GU10 LED retrofits are all the rage, and here are six of the best to prove it.


1  Verbatim
Twice as bright and lasts just as long

Verbatim has launched a range of professional PAR16 LED retrofit lamps with a GU10 base and an output of up to 660 lm – almost twice as bright as a standard 50W halogen spot lamp. The products have an advanced heatsink design for effective heat dissipation.



2  Soraa
Get the full spectrum

Soraa’s putting its third generation GaN-on-GaN LED technology to use in the upgraded lamps in its award-winning MR16 GU10 base 230V LED range. The lamps also incorporate Soraa’s violet-emission three-phosphor LED technology for improved colour rendering.



3  Sylvania
Light in its purest form

Sylvania has expanded its LED product range with the RefLED+ ES50 V2 360 lm retrofit GU10 lamp. The lamp has been designed with Sylvania’s PureForm ethos in mind. It has a shape consistent with that of a traditional lamp to ensure it can be retrofitted to any fitting. 



4  Time to move on from halogen
Integral LED

To satisfy the demands of designers and customers who remain misty-eyed about halogen lighting, Integral LED has designed a retrofit GU10 LED lamp that it says matches the aesthetic qualities of halogen. It’s the cunning reflector and lens design that recreates the sparkle of energy-guzzling halogen. 




5  Philips
Throw out those mains-voltage halogen spots

Philips’ Master LEDspot MV is a spotlight for public areas where lights are on all the time, such as lobbies, corridors and stairwells. Lamps in the Master LEDspot MV range cut energy and maintenance costs but are still bright. They should pay for themselves within a year.




6  A retail bestseller

For spotlighting heat-sensitive products – and for general spotlighting, display cabinets and exhibition areas – Osram’s bestselling GU10 retrofit lamp is the 5.3W Parathom Par 16 50 36° ADV. The lamp comes in three flavours of white: 2700, 3000 and 4000K. It is also dimmable, has an expected life of 25,000 hours and a five-year guarantee.