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SGU10 vs GU10 - advice please

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Posted 8th Jan 2019Edited by:"BuzzDuraband"
Apologies if is this is a simple - "it should be fine" or a "don't be a numpty" question, but I've searched on the internet and can't seem to locate a definitive answer.

My kitchen and bathroom are both currently equipped with ceiling spotlights that are using Aurora SGU10 bulbs (something similar to this).

The little buggers cost in excess of £10+ each per bulb, and with 10 sockets that occasionally need bulb replacements, it can get quite expensive.

Can these SGU10 sockets be used with standard GU10 bulbs or is there something preventing this from being safe, i.e heat, etc?

Thanks in advance guys, I'm absolutely clueless here
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thewrecker74774 m ago

Have a little read mate: …Have a little read mate: https://talk.electricianforum.co.uk/topic/32309-replace-aurora-lampholder/


Yeah, I've read what I can bud. I'm no electrician for a start, and according to regulations (which I have to take into consideration with the family home) electrical work in a bathroom, and to a degree a kitchen ceiling (zone something or another) require certified tradesmen to complete.

It's an option to have the kitchen and bathroom rewired for different fittings, but I'm not even sure how much that would cost. I'd much rather, at this point, know the answer regarding the SGU10 and GU10 enquiry. If it's not possible, then I'll get the required SGU10 bulbs.

Cheers though
thewrecker747708/01/2019 21:02

Have a little read mate: …Have a little read mate: https://talk.electricianforum.co.uk/topic/32309-replace-aurora-lampholder/


In fact I've just read this part "Hi all, Thanks a lot for your replies. Unfortunately these are not standard GU10. Aurora have fitted their lampholder with a little bump/ridge and the bulbs have a groI've which is not present in other GU10 bulbs. I'm telling you these people are cheeky."

I guess that possibly answers my question
BuzzDuraband08/01/2019 21:10

In fact I've just read this part "Hi all, Thanks a lot for your replies. …In fact I've just read this part "Hi all, Thanks a lot for your replies. Unfortunately these are not standard GU10. Aurora have fitted their lampholder with a little bump/ridge and the bulbs have a groI've which is not present in other GU10 bulbs. I'm telling you these people are cheeky."I guess that possibly answers my question


Yeah. I was just reading back through it as I was sure i saw a bit about it...hence me linky linking it to ya
Didn't you consider this when you had them fitted or they were already there
thewrecker747708/01/2019 21:12

Yeah. I was just reading back through it as I was sure i saw a bit about …Yeah. I was just reading back through it as I was sure i saw a bit about it...hence me linky linking it to ya


£12 a bulb

Cheers bud.
MynameisM08/01/2019 21:13

Didn't you consider this when you had them fitted or they were already …Didn't you consider this when you had them fitted or they were already there


They were already there. I moved into the property just after it was built. I've had a decent run. I think I've only changed them once in the past.
BuzzDuraband08/01/2019 21:14

They were already there. I moved into the property just after it was …They were already there. I moved into the property just after it was built. I've had a decent run. I think I've only changed them once in the past.


Buy one , GU10 and see if it fits as that one u posted shows GU10 as fitting type, it's usually the casing iprated I think.
BuzzDuraband9 m ago

£12 a bulb Cheers bud.


Anytime,.pal
MynameisM08/01/2019 21:18

Buy one , GU10 and see if it fits as that one u posted shows GU10 as …Buy one , GU10 and see if it fits as that one u posted shows GU10 as fitting type, it's usually the casing iprated I think.


I've got a few spare GU10 bulbs, I was just a bit hesitant of fitting one. The downlight has minimal casing above the ceiling, where as the others I've seen seem to have some kind of housing for the bulb (see image below), it's literally the light bezel with 3 metal strips above. I just didn't want to go slapping various GU10 bulbs up there through fear of excessive heat causing fire.

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Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 8th Jan 2019
BuzzDuraband08/01/2019 21:23

I've got a few spare GU10 bulbs, I was just a bit hesitant of fitting one. …I've got a few spare GU10 bulbs, I was just a bit hesitant of fitting one. The downlight has minimal casing above the ceiling, where as the others I've seen seem to have some kind of housing for the bulb (see image below), it's literally the light bezel with 3 metal strips above. I just didn't want to go slapping various GU10 bulbs up there through fear of excessive heat causing fire.[Image]


Are they halogen haven't you got led ones they don't give much heat so will be similar heat. Don't Screwfix sell them they usually have 3 or 5 years then at least you can Keep swapping them for free.
MynameisM9 m ago

Are they halogen haven't you got led ones they don't give much heat so …Are they halogen haven't you got led ones they don't give much heat so will be similar heat. Don't Screwfix sell them they usually have 3 or 5 years then at least you can Keep swapping them for free.


I think they're halogen. I'll take a look at Screwfix tomorrow. I suppose I can check the fitting with the halogens to make sure they fit.

I genuinely appreciate the advice, thank you
BuzzDuraband1 h, 19 m ago

I've got a few spare GU10 bulbs, I was just a bit hesitant of fitting one. …I've got a few spare GU10 bulbs, I was just a bit hesitant of fitting one. The downlight has minimal casing above the ceiling, where as the others I've seen seem to have some kind of housing for the bulb (see image below), it's literally the light bezel with 3 metal strips above. I just didn't want to go slapping various GU10 bulbs up there through fear of excessive heat causing fire.[Image]


The one in the photo is fire rated. Supposed to slow the spread of fire. Depending what the hole size is it could be easier to swap the downlights for fire rated gu10 ones. It'd be cheaper than buying bulbs for yours if you can do it yourself.
Edited by: "ScubaDudes" 8th Jan 2019
Toolstation have 6 phillips gu10s for around £11 delivered. Glass LED ones.

toolstation.com/phi…577


Got mine monday.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 9th Jan 2019
m1keyp1key16 m ago

Toolstation have 6 phillips gu10s for around £11 delivered. Glass LED …Toolstation have 6 phillips gu10s for around £11 delivered. Glass LED ones.https://www.toolstation.com/philips-led-gu10-glass-lamp/p22577Got mine monday.


Excellent, thank you. I've checked a normal GU10 and they fit, so it looks like I've found a cheaper alternative.

Thanks for everybody's help
39539724-XbxjK.jpgOne option for making GU10s fit better is to 3d print some adapter parts.. some stl files here; github.com/rmc…ers
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