How to Convert to LED Lights
A guide on how to convert common halogen spotlights to LED spotlights
Before undertaking any of the alterations below turn off the electricity supply. If unsure, consult a qualified electrician
Step1 - Establish your fitment
Step 1 - Establish your lamp type and bulb fitment.
|240v input GU10 looks like this (twist fitting)||12v input MR16 looks like this (push fitting)|
Step 2 - Remove existing Bulbs
Step 2 - Remove existing bulbs
Step 3 - Installation
Step 3A - Installing new GU10 fitment lamp.
For GU10 fitment lamps, simply fit the LED replacement, which twist fits into the existing lamp holder.
You should check the dimensions for your choice of LED lamps before you buy as some LED lamps are slightly longer than standard halogen bulbs. Longer LED lamps will often fit fine so long as your lamp holders have flexible GU10 connectors and there is space for the new LED lamp to push up into the fitting.
Flexible GU10 connectors look like this.....
Note that some lamp holders have a fixed GU10 socket (like below), in which case you will need to ensure your replacement LED lamps are not longer than around 58mm to avoid them projecting excessively from the light fittings.
This information is for guidance purposes only. Low Energy Supermarket accepts no responsibility for incorrect lamp choices and does not intend on providing electrical installation advice. For further advice on how your installation should comply with current electrical regulations you should contact a qualified electrician.