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kcrossley2 01-27-2011 04:56 PM

Replacing GU10 Bulbs?
 
I want to replace (7) 120 volt, 50-watt GU10 bulbs in my home theatre with bulbs that have the same brightness, but are a lot more energy efficient and cooler to operate. I've looked into LEDs, but most of them are very dim. Perhaps I'm not looking in the right place.

Any recommendations?

dhubz 01-27-2011 05:39 PM

You are looking for a 6w LED , the only ones i've seen at the big box stores are the 3w. they are still new and expensive, especially if you want dimmable.

kcrossley2 01-27-2011 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by dhubz (Post 579134)
You are looking for a 6w LED , the only ones i've seen at the big box stores are the 3w. they are still new and expensive, especially if you want dimmable.

So where is the best place to purchase a 6W LED. I do not need dimmable. Thanks for your help.

nap 01-27-2011 06:03 PM

have you tried those in the picture here?

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...8&q=6+watt+LED

kcrossley2 01-27-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 579151)
have you tried those in the picture here?

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...8&q=6+watt+LED

The problem with the LEDs is they are only 55 lumens, whereas a 50-watt halogen bulb is around 480 lumens.

nap 01-27-2011 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by kcrossley2 (Post 579175)
The problem with the LEDs is they are only 55 lumens, whereas a 50-watt halogen bulb is around 480 lumens.

330 lumens? http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDUQ8wIwAg#

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330 lumens. 55 lumens/watt efficacy.
that's the brightest I can find. Sounds like you are stuck with that you have.

kcrossley2 01-27-2011 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 579183)

Not bad, but at $50 per bulb that would cost me $350. Wow!

LyonsElecSupply 01-27-2011 08:51 PM

you would actually want an LED unit closer to 10 watts......

kcrossley2 01-28-2011 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by LyonsElecSupply (Post 579277)
you would actually want an LED unit closer to 10 watts......

Know where I can get one?

AndyGump 01-28-2011 01:56 AM

Try Cree, I love these things.

May be pricey though.

Andy.

O.K. got it fixed.

frenchelectrican 01-28-2011 02:36 AM

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Originally Posted by AndyGump (Post 579404)
Try Cree, I love these things.

May be pricey though.

Andy.


Can you fix the link a little? I am comming up a error.

Merci.
Marc

kcrossley2 01-28-2011 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 579411)
Can you fix the link a little? I am comming up a error.

Merci.
Marc

I think this is it: http://creelighting.com/

But I don't see any GU10 bulbs.

suprvee 01-28-2011 07:28 PM

Most of the bulbs in my house are GU10. When it comes to bulbs, CFL is going to get you the best bang for the buck.

kcrossley2 01-29-2011 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by suprvee (Post 579934)
Most of the bulbs in my house are GU10. When it comes to bulbs, CFL is going to get you the best bang for the buck.

A CFL would be fine. The problem is the only GU10 CFLs I've found are 35 watt equivalents, plus the CFL fixture appears to be too high for the housings I have, which are being used as wall sconces.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_243789-47842...ght%26page%3D5

kcrossley2 01-29-2011 02:06 AM

Actually, this may work for the four recessed GU10's I have, but the sconces are still a problem, especially because of the CFL bulb depth and the fact that a small metal ring is used to secure the bulb.

http://www.amazon.com/Bulbrite-CF15R...284655&sr=1-32

OOPS! Won't work. This has a GU24 base.


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