The Philips 5.4W GU10 LED is a low energy alternative to a 50W halogen and is a perfect fit lamp, meaning it will fit perfectly inside any downlight housing where a halogen has been installed. This now replaces the 5.5W version and has proven to be one of the most reliable GU10 LEDs ever to be produced. It is now A++ energy efficiency rated and comes with an extra long 50,000 hour life expectancy.
Featuring the very latest LED technology known as COB (chip on board), this new single high power chip provides a higher level of light output and produces even less heat than previous models. The Philips Master 5.4W GU10 LED is dimmable as standard but also functions perfectly well in none dimming circuits with a standard on/off light switch.
Q) Which colour temperature is best?
A) The 2700K is more orange in appearance and similar to a halogen or a standard incandescent light bulb. 3000K is clearer and slightly brighter and the 4000K is more blue in appearance, like the sky on a clear day. 4000K is more frequently used in commercial applications.
I replaced 6xGU10 halogens with 6xPhilips 8W GU10s and they are a very good replacement. The beam angle is a little narrower than the halogens, but not by a great deal. They provide a very good colour and are perfect replacements. I've tried other GU10 LED replacements in the past and these ones - at 8W - are the only ones that compare for brightness. Energy consumption went from 400w to 48w for the 6xlamp setup.
Excellent service delivery, fast and reliable, easy accessible website and high quality parts always.
Tried various bulbs over the last year, and the cheaper variety did not last, 1 bulb blew when turned on, so gave up and searched for these Philips, even though more expensive than most give a 5 year guarantee for peace of mind. The bulb: (I picked 40 degree angle) Looks great, instant switch on, as bright as any previous LED I have had, slightly warmer than I expected. Dowlights Direct: Emailed first to see if there where any voucher codes going, reply within 24 hours with a 5% code. I spent 5 days searching for the cheapest price before the code, thats why I ended here. 3 day delivery to my remote area was excellent, some companies take 2 weeks. Overall: Would definitely use the company again, a month in and no problems with the bulbs, but remember to keep your receipt in a big envelope just in case.
Very bright instant light with a good colour temperature - the warm white gives a good bright light without a blue tinge.
I bought these for my new home and did a side by side comparison between them and the Halogen equivalents, they were almost exactly the same other than the fact they seemed to produce a more usable light, very pleased and can highly recommend to those looking to replace their Halogen bulbs.