We are in the middle of building work and having spotlights fitted to new space. I said I wanted LEDs and the builder has suggested fitting halogen fittings that take retrofit LED bulbs like this http://www.simplyled.co.uk/GU10-NxtGen-LED-Dimmable-22-piece-SMD-5050-390-Lumens-50-watts-equiv_A11CDY.aspx?nh=0
Is there any advantage of 'real' LED fittings as opposed to these retrofit ones? Either in terms of light quality, cost to run, or how long the bulbs last? The LED fittings tend to be significantly higher cost. Wondering if anyone has experience of both.
discrete, can you recommend any decent LED bulbs? We had our kitchen done just over a year ago with LED spotlights, had hoped the bulbs would last years but several of them have already given up. They are so expensive that I would like to get a good bulb to replace them. Any ideas?
We have quite a few Energizer brand LED bulbs in our place and our electrics are pretty old/poor... Ordinary incandescent and cfl bulbs don't last at all - we're lucky if we get a year out of either type - but these ones are still going strong after more than 2yrs. Not really a long test period, I know, but they're certainly doing better than their predecessors.