Dimmable LED MR16 Light Bulbs
Advances in LED technology have enabled the design of the high quality Dimmable LED MR16, an ideal energy efficient replacement for halogen and energy saving GU5.3/MR16 light bulbs. These lamps operate with conventional dimmer switches to emit a superior light output in a choice of beam angles with a Cool White or Warm White colour temperature.
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The savings offered by these spotlights include an 80% reduction in energy consumption and a superb lamp life of up to 50,000 hours, which combined makes for a very cost effective minimum maintenance lighting solution.
Environmentally these LED light bulbs are very friendly as there is no mercury or other hazardous substance content. Furthermore this product emits virtually no heat which not only saves energy but prevents the fading of colours. The stylish dimmable MR16 is a versatile light source ideal for many applications including domestic lighting, architectural lighting, museums, gallery, retail and hospitality lighting.
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The beam angle of a lighting source is the angle between the two opposing points at which the light output from the light source drops to below 50% intensity. A simplified way of thinking about the beam angle of a light source is that it is the angle…Read More »
Selecting the right colour temperature for you is a process which requires a degree of careful consideration. The colour temperature of a Light Bulb is a way of describing the colour of the light given off by the Light Bulb, and is measured in Kelvin…Read More »
The benefit of using LEDs to light your home, office or business is that LEDs will be able to provide you with a great level of efficiency. Compared to traditional Incandescent and halogen light bulbs, LED lighting is several times more efficient. A…Read More »
As well as a high level of efficiency, LED light bulbs will be able to provide you with a fantastic lamp life. LED Light Bulbs will be able to offer you an extended lamp life which make them even greater value for the 'green' consumer who is looking …Read More »
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Bulbs will be able to offer you with a superb level of brightness. LED Light Bulb technology has developed over time so that a LED Light Bulb will be able to offer you an equivalent level of brightness to alternative …Read More »
LED Light Bulbs are described as being 'instant on', meaning that they will reach full brightness as soon as they are turned on. One of the major strengths of using LED technology to illuminate your environment is that they will be able to provide yo…Read More »
Simple answer, yes. However it will take a bit of research. MR16s run on low voltage which means they require a transformer. Most transformers installed to work with halogens have a minimum wattage of 25 watts. The LED equivalents are generally…Read More »
Lumens is a universal scale for brightness of the light bulbs. The higher the Lumen number the brighter the light. In the past wattage has been the way of measuring light output for incandecent and halogen bulbs, so as long as you replaced your…Read More »
There are a few differences between them, firstly they have different cap/base types. The GU10 has a twist and lock mechanism while MR16s push straight in. Another difference is the voltage that they run on. GU10s run on 240v which is exactly the sa…Read More »
Replacing wattage as the standard unit of brightness, Lumens is a new measure introduced with the arrival of energy saving and LED Light Bulbs. This was due to these types of bulbs being able to emit the same amount of light as conventional equivalents, with a greatly reduced power consumption.
Kelvin is a term used to describe the colour temperature, often displayed as just the letter K. Some common colour temperatures are 2700K, 3000K and 6500K, which relate to Very Warm White, Warm White and Daylight Light Bulbs.
An initialism for Surface Mounted Diode, SMD refers to mounted LED chips on PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Surface Mounted LED's were one of the first iterations of LED Light Bulbs.
Beam Angle refers to the spread of light that comes from a spotlight style light bulb. The most popular beam angle is 36 degree (medium beam angle suitable for most purposes). Also available in spot (12-13 degree) and flood (60 degree).
We offer various beam angles in GU10, MR16 and PAR light bulb styles.
Colour temperature, sometimes refered to as CCT (correlated colour temperature), is simply a method of describing the colour characteristics of a light bulb. Colour temperatures range from low (warm/yellowish) type colours all the way up to high (white/bluish) light.
Colour temperature is measured in "Kelvin" which is explained in more detail below. More information can be found on our colour temperatures example page.
A UK based manufacturer founded in 1994, Megaman have quickly established themselves as a leading brand in the lighting industry. Their success started when they manufactured the world's first CFL GU10 Lamp in 2002.
Brightness is the term used to describe the effect of luminance on an observer. The maximum brightness is said to be found in Pure White whilst the minimum is expected to be found in Pure Black.
Instant Start is the term used to describe the instantaneous ignition of a light bulb. The term can be used in reference to Control Gear and LED Light Bulbs.
GU5.3 and GX5.3 caps are types of lamp base with two pins 5.3mm apart. Commonly found on MR16 Light Bulbs, these bases differ due to the GU5.3 cap having an indent on either side of the base. This indent means that only GU5.3 capped lamps can be used in GU5.3 lamp holders.
An LED Driver is designed to regulate the power to LED light bulbs. The difference between an LED Driver and conventional power supplies is that the LED Driver is continuously responds to the changing needs of the LED.