No contemporary home is complete without downlights. These subtle fixtures sit inside the ceiling, giving an interior a streamlined look. Choose between integrated LED downlights or GU10 LED downlights. Select the style most suitable for your home by establishing what your requirements and preferences are.
Integrated LED Downlights
Integrated LED downlights are sold as a complete unit with the light source built-in. This light source is the centre of the fixture’s design, with other elements built around it and has a longer lifespan in comparison to GU10 LED bulbs. The major benefits of opting for integrated LED downlights are their widespread illumination and even light distribution. They also boast a lengthier lifespan than their GU10 counterparts, have fewer hot spots, and typically offer brighter illumination. These benefits coupled with the fact that they usually come with generous warranties, make them the go-to choice for people who don’t want to change burnt-out light bulbs too often. With that being said, it's important to keep in mind that once the integrated light source does eventually reach the end of its lifespan, the entire unit will need to be replaced.
GU10 LED Downlights
If replacing an entire integrated LED downlight unit is not appealing to you, then opt for GU10 LED downlights. This type of fixture can be fitted with any GU10 LED bulb and is simple to replace when the lamp has burnt out. There is no need to replace the entire light fixture - simply swap out the old bulb for a new one. This option is more affordable than its integrated LED counterpart, although the lifespan of a GU10 bulb is comparatively shorter. There are a multitude of GU10 LED downlights on the market, with the anti-glare design growing in popularity. These fixtures reduce the discomfort that can be caused by the glare of downlights, because they are designed for the light source to be positioned further back inside the fixture.