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LED downlights: GU10 vs Integrated

One of the major benefits of choosing GU10 downlights is that installing the lamp is relatively easy, without having to replace the entire light fixture.

Downlights are one of the most common light fixtures in the contemporary home. They provide ample illumination while keeping the space looking streamlined, as they sit neatly inside the ceiling itself. Almost every room in the home can benefit from this type of light fixture and lighting.

When shopping around for LED downlights, you’re typically presented with two options – fixtures that either accommodate a replaceable lamp or those where the light source is integrated. Both have their advantages, so what you choose really depends on your personal preference and requirements. Eurolux Lighting has any and all options available!

GU10 LED Downlights

A GU10 downlight is a light fixture that can be fitted with a variety of GU10 light bulbs or lamps. When the lamp reaches the end of its lifespan, it’s easy to replace – simply remove and replace with a new light bulb.

GU10 light bulbs are typically more affordable and there are a variety of types on the market to choose from. One of the major benefits of choosing GU10 downlights is that installing the lamp is relatively easy, without having to replace the entire light fixture. With that being said, it’s important to keep in mind that GU10 light bulbs generally don’t last as long as the light source in integrated LED downlights.

Integrated LED Downlights

While GU10 downlights have replaceable lamps, integrated LED downlights are a complete unit with an integral LED light source. The light fixture is specifically designed around the light source which generally has a longer lifespan than its GU10 counterparts. Integrated LED downlights offer a wide spread of light, resulting in fewer hot spots and even-light distribution. Certain models even offer a colour changing option as a standard feature, with a choice of warm, cool and daylight colour variations.

Integrated LED downlights usually come with lengthy warranties and long life expectancies, however, when the light source does eventually fail, the entire unit has to be replaced.

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