Have been looking around for some GU10 LED dimmable bulbs to replace the halogen ones in our kitchen and came across these.
I'm lucky to have a Screwfix opened recently 5 minutes away, otherwise Next Day Delivery is £5
These are Cool White and Dimmable. (There was a post last week for Warm White Non-Dimmable)
I needed 15 so its costs me £23.97 which I thought was pretty good.
On Clearance, were £19.99 now £7.99
LAP GU10 LED LAMPS 3.7W 5 PACK
4kWh/1000h. A++ rated. 15,000 hours average rated life.
3 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
Cap Fitting: GU10
Equivalent Wattage: 35W
Full Instant Light
Traditional Halogen Effect
Colour Temperature Value 4000 K
Energy Rating A+
Equivalent Wattage 35 W
Product Diameter 50 mm
Product Length 53 mm
*** Update 23rd October ***
Just an update for anyone who may have subscribed to this post or happens to come across it.
I fitted the first bank of 5 LAP 3.5W LED bulbs replacing the original halogens and the difference was stunning! As a result, I went ahead and replaced all 15 halogen bulbs and they have transformed the kitchen space.
I most certainly didn't need to replace existing 50W halogen bulbs with 5W LED's, these 3.5W are really bright enough. This is possibly down to the number you are replacing, in my case it was 3 banks of 15 bulbs. But the lumen output is great even with just one bank on.
There is no flicker whatsoever, even when you dim the lights low, maybe I've just been lucky with my existing dimmer switch (which is six years old though?) but thankfully I won't need to upgrade the dimmer switch to trailing edge as also suggested.
The whole family really like the new lighting, These cool white LED's are almost like daylight (and not clinical as I thought they might be). It may be because the kitchen is pretty contemporary i.e. high gloss white cabinets and white and green glass tiles on white wall.
These LED bulbs have really made a huge difference, instant on, no flickering and will be costing so much less to run. The kids love them as they can see better when doing their homework or reading...I don't even mind as much when they leave the lights on as I like the way they light up the kitchen...that novelty will wear off soon I suspect!
Good warranty from Screwfix so will take any back that fail. I was so blown away with the transformation from the old halogen bulbs which looked 'yellow' against these I wanted to come back and share my thoughts...I did have a few doubts after some of the comments posted but so pleased I went ahead and bought them anyway.
I've now changed all the bulbs in the house over to warm white LED's, apart from the kitchen which have these cool white. I've been gradually replacing them, buying when Screwfix etc have good deals on the the investment has been minimal. Reading the various reports on the cost savings you achieve from LED's over halogen, CFL etc these should pay for themselves in a relatively short time.