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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great replacement for 35W halogens – GU10 5W 3500K 450-Lumen 5-LED Warm White Light Bulb (85~265V) Reviews

posted by sumotodave on 07/16/2011 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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