Difference between MR16 and GU10 bulbs

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Choosing the right bulb for home use is very important. It will affect electric consumption, the quality of light, bulb lifetime, Eco friendliness, and your bills.
Now you might have plans to shift from MR16 to GU10 or the other way around. You will be guided better. Any way you can continue reading here and if you find some facts in the presentation needs more elucidation, you know the link.

Comparing the MR16 to the GU10, although they look almost the same they perform very different tasks despite having similar body design, size, front face, and sides. The only difference is the pins at the back and a few mm in size. The GU10 pins are expanded on top while the MR16 has tapered tops. If you reads the manufacturer’s description, they have the same characteristics.

The same COB (Chip Board) technology, dimmable, premium quality aluminum for heat distribution, lifespan to 30000 hours.

MR16 use a 12 v power source and requires a transformer to change the voltage from the main source to a lower voltage.  

On the other hand, a GU10 bulb gets its power directly from the main line. It therefore doesn’t need any power converter such as a transformer to be able to function. These are the two of most popular recess lighting products and allow dimming using the appropriate dimmer switch.  

They are called recess lighting and they’re ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and bed rooms depending on your needs. Both have heat sinks which keeps the bulb cool all the time.

The GU10 bulb is cheaper and is available in the 240 volt power range. On the other hand, MR16  bulbs are a little bit more expensive.  

Both have their advantages and disadvantages and you can weigh your options for your home use. However, remember: both use the same LED light technology which means you will enjoy all the benefits that each has to offer.

Compared to CFLs and incandescent bulbs, you are still much ahead when you use any of the two, be it MR16 or GU10. What are these benefits?

They will supply you with 60,000 to 100,000 light hours. The standard lighting system will only last from 2,500 to 5,000 light hours. They are very durable, highly compact, and will resist ant vibration and current fluctuations which may happen from time to time.

You will pay a lower electrical bill and you will love the light quality which is perfect for your eyes. You can also dim them as low as 1 percent and then you can go back to 100 percent without any problems.

It’s a matter of preference on which of the two will really suit your taste. Both of them will serve you for a long time, however. Make your choice. You will be alright.
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