LED lights are a new technology to you, so here are five things to keep in mind before making your purchase:
Is it Low Voltage or Mains?
Alternatively, do you require GU10 LEDs, which can operate at 120 volts, in your lighting system? Or, do you need low voltage MR16 fittings in their place?
LED spotlights 4×4 require a transformer to handle the higher voltage needed to power them. With this box of 5 x GU10 Lamp Holders, you can upgrade your existing MR16 fixtures to use the newer, more efficient GU10 bulbs. You won’t have to worry about compatibility issues when you do this because you won’t require a transformer.
Is it better to use warm white, cool white or daylight white?
There are a variety of colour temperatures available with LED spotlight lights. If you want to create a particular atmosphere for a room or place, this is a fantastic function to have at your disposal.
There is a halogen-like glow to the warm white light (3000K), which may be used in the lounge, hallway and bedroom.
For functional areas like kitchens and bathrooms or to highlight a room’s qualities, cool white (6000K) is a popular choice.
As the most lifelike of the colour temperatures, daylight white (4000K) is ideal for any setting, including offices, studios, and retail stores.
Narrow Beam vs Wide Beam?
It all depends on where the bulb will be positioned and what it will be used for. Choosing a spotlight with a broad beam angle is a good idea if the bulb will be used for general lighting. LED spotlights 4×4 provide a wide beam angle suitable for this application (up to 120°).
As an alternative, you may pick a bulb with a narrower 38° to 60° beam angle for illuminating a piece of artwork or when the bulbs are to be put in an LED ceiling spotlight fitting. With these spotlight lights, you’ll be able to direct the light exactly where you want it.
The Bulb’s Diameter
Since not all LED bulbs have the exact dimensions of standard GU10 halogens (which measure 50mm by 50mm), it’s critical to double-check the specifications of your LED spotlights before making your purchase. Otherwise, you may find that they don’t fit.
The larger the LED bulb, the more powerful it will be on average. As a result, greater heat sinks are needed for more powerful LED lights, which need larger bulbs. It’s one of the reasons why LED bulbs are preferable to halogen bulbs in terms of efficiency and lifespan. It absorbs any heat generated by the bulb, allowing it to last as long as 50,000 hours as advertised.
Dimmable vs Non-Dimmable: What’s the difference?
Is it necessary to you whether or not your LED spotlight lights are dimmable or not? LED lights have a reputation for not being dimmable, one of the numerous urban legends. They are if you buy the suitable types and utilise them with a trailing edge dimmer switch. It would be best to keep in mind that typical leading-edge dimmer switches can’t manage the electrical load of low-voltage, energy-efficient LED lights.
A dimmable GU10 LED bulb, for example, allows you to choose how much light it emits and how much money it consumes, both of which are significant benefits of LED lighting.
As a bonus, LEDs consume far less energy than typical halogen bulbs, which means your power bill will drop significantly. Over 90% more energy-efficient than a 50-watt halogen bulb, for example, is a GU10 LED bulb, which consumes just 4 watts of electricity to produce the same amount of lumens.