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    Looks a good site, thanks.

    The issue I seem to be having is that LEDs mostly come in warm (2700K) or cool (5000/6000K). The latter just doesn't suit my older property except in the kitchen, but 2700 is really yellow compared to the halogens the previous owner had mostly fitted - which I think are more like 3000K. There's a noticeable difference and I think 3000 is the sweet spot, but harder to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Looks a good site, thanks.

    The issue I seem to be having is that LEDs mostly come in warm (2700K) or cool (5000/6000K). The latter just doesn't suit my older property except in the kitchen, but 2700 is really yellow compared to the halogens the previous owner had mostly fitted - which I think are more like 3000K. There's a noticeable difference and I think 3000 is the sweet spot, but harder to find.
    Yeah had the same. Ordered the cool white thinking it would look good in our modern refurb but it was just too white. Made everything look clinical and took the colour out of everything. Warm was also different but we've got used to it now.

    Another thing I had a couple of false starts with which you might want to check is the angle of the beam. They vary quite a bit with GU10's. Much wider than the halogens. I thought this would be a good thing but again it wasn't. It just didn't look right and washed everything out again so went with something closer to a spot so you got the cool shadow higher on the walls. Depends where the LED element is in the bulb. Where the halogen was or flush with the glass.

    Not sure if there are different options with the ones you are buying but check it out before you take the plunge.
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    I didn't think when we had the bathroom done and we've ended up with very clinical cool white (almost blue) light. It's let down what is otherwise a very nice refurbishment...
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    For the big spots, I seem to have good ones - very happy with them.

    And without realising there was a minefield, our GU10s for the kitchen turned out well even though we bought from two different people and mixed them up.

    Candle bulbs for chandeliers are what I'm looking into now, there's not such a wide selection as I would've expected. And so many of the bulbs have the bottom half as ugly white plastic rather than the whole bulb being glass. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    ...No problems with the initial purchase and they've honoured the lifetime agreement replacing 3 that have failed without quibble...
    I wouldn't have expected LED bulbs to fail with quibble tbh NLUK, have you spoken to your accountant about them ?

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    I wouldn't have expected LED bulbs to fail with quibble tbh NLUK, have you spoken to your accountant about them ?

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