Replacement GU10 LED bulbs

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  1. jonnyMercUK

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    Hopefully this is in the right section...

    I'm replacing some cheap GU10 bulbs that are in the kitchen. Can anyone recommend any? There are 10 in total.

    I've searched on Amazon but the reviews are very mixed. The ones I'm replacing started to go after 6 months so I'm wanting some that will last longer. The colour I'm looking at is warm white.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Asda do packs of 10 for sensible money in Warm White. Fitted them in our music studio and they work very well, even dimming quite acceptably on a Varilite electronic dimmer.
     
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    Megaman come with a decent warranty. I've got over 70 of their dimmable 2800k warm white 6W models and have only had a single failure in the last 3 years, which was replaced under warranty.
     
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    I think it's definitely worth paying the extra money, especially if you can replace them under warranty
     
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    LED bulbs really shouldn't be going after such a short period of time.
    I'm using Homebase's LED GU10s and I also use their other LED bulbs all around the house. None of them have failed yet. But they also come with a warranty so you could return them or replace them if they failed.
    Aldi have recently started stocking LED bulbs too, not used them, but they come with a 3 year warranty.
     
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    I'd second the Megaman recommendation. I've used several makes over the years and bought several different bulbs to test together before committing to buying a number of them and they were clearly the best. They do cost a little bit more though.
     
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    The latest Megaman versions also feature universal dimmer compatibility i.e. they dim 5-100% with both leading and trailing edge dimmers.
     

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