What is the significance of this?
Old Halogen bulbs were usually rated upto about 50Watts and the new 5W LED can finally match this in terms of light ouptut.
So for example in our lounge our 5 light ceiling mounted installation is burning 5 x 5 = 25 Watts instead of 250 Watts, a huge saving of 225 Watts (Joules per second).
- The Bulb is longer than the 1W and 3W LEDs previously sourced. But we have false ceilings, therefore there is plenty of room for the additional length
- We have tried a few suppliers. The current favourite is: LINLIN House on eBay
- Even at their wholsale prices you are not going to save money i.e.
5W LED bulb cost + 5 electricity cost
Base type : GU10
Input voltage: 110~240VAC
Housing material: aluminum, plastic
Lamp life expectancy: 25,000Hrs
Viewing angle: 90°
GU10 dimension: Ø50 x (H) 70mm
Color temperature : COOL WHITE(5300~7000K
Lumens : 145lm