Know Your Watts From Your Lumens
The light bulb as we know it has been around for over 100 years and hasn’t in that time changed very much, the light is created by a currant of electricity flowing through a tiny filament or wire which gets hot and in turn glows, the more power (wattage) allowed to pass through the filament the brighter it gets a simple but very effective way of creating light, this and rightly so led to the idea that with halogen or GLS lamps the higher the wattage the brighter the light output.
Although very effective at creating light incandescent and halogen lighting also needs a lot of power to heat the filament within the glass bulb, and less than 5% of the power used is converted into visible light.
LED lighting uses a very different system of creating light so simply looking at the wattage of the LED will not tell you how bright your LED light will be. For this reason LED lighting will always have a Lumen output figure. LEDs (light emitting diodes) are controlled by electronic drivers within the bulb so convert the power supplied to them much more efficiently into light. Therefore a 5W LED spotlight or bulb could give out as much light as a 50W halogen bulb.
The 4W GU10 Spotlight is a great cost saving alternative to the halogen spotlight. While having a similar design and fitting method it offers up to 50,000 hours of light with a 45° angle option and a low wattage.
The 8W GU10 Spotlight in warm white is a perfect upgrade from ordinary halogen lights. Offered in a variety of fittings to suit your home this bulb also boasts a 20,000 hours lifespan and a 40° beam angle.
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