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  • Great replacement for 35W halogens

    posted by sumotodave on 07/16/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Just as bright as 35W halogens, but only use 5W.

    Nice color -- a little whiter than halogen, but not too white (the color seems to be a little whiter than the DX photo).

    Has a diffuser.

    Cheap compared to bulbs available here in Japan.

    Reasonable build quality.

    Cons:

    Much longer than a standard GU10 reflector bulb -- if you have a recessed fitting, they may stick out.

    Get quite hot.

    The plastic base and aluminium part screw together, so be careful taking them out of the socket -- they can come apart.

    OtherThoughts:

    I've been wanting to replace my halogens with LEDs for a long time, but all I could find in Japan were useless 3W bulbs. Finally I've found a bulb that can replace the halogens.

    For me, these bulbs will take about a year to pay for themselves in electricity savings.

    Bottomline:

    Very satisfied. The bulbs are bright, have a good colour and aren't too expensive. I'll definitely be buying more.

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