LED Lamps socket GU10
LED Lamps socket GU10
GU10 LED lamps can be used as general or accented lighting, depending on the beam angle. The GU10 LED lamp socket is a plug-in socket with a distance of 10mm between the two pins. The GU10 pin or plug-in socket is also known as a bayonet socket. With modern LED spotlights, you can easily replace conventional halogen reflector lamps with GU10 sockets. They also offer the advantage of up to 90% energy savings, great light quality and a long service life. Many LEDs are dimmable and achieve optimal colour rendering (90-99 RA).
GU10 lamp fittings in high-voltage halogen systems
The most widespread use of GU10 lamp fittings is in high-voltage halogen systems operated directly with 230V mains voltage. A ballast unit (transformer) is not required. This makes replacement of GU10 socket LED lamps particularly easy, because they can simply be relocated without any electrical adjustments and without worrying about the GU10 lamps having problems with a transformer. The necessary technology is already integrated into the lamp itself.
GU10 socket – also known as bayonet lock
As the socket designation suggests, there is a distance of exactly 10mm between the contact pins of a GU10 illuminant. The GU10 socket is also known as a bayonet socket or bayonet lock. The GU10 socket is mostly found in ceiling lights, although nowadays GU10 halogen spotlights are often replaced with GU10 LED spotlights in residential lighting, as this provides electricity savings of up to 90%. GU10 spotlights typically have a diameter of 50mm. The ES111 model of GU10 spotlights are specialised, with a 111mm diameter.
Incidentally, the use of LEDs in lighting systems originally designed for GU10 halogen lamps is doubly worthwhile. Halogen light is by no means more economical than incandescent bulbs – a great deal of electrical energy is lost as unwanted waste heat. Using LED spotlights for residential lighting in place of halogen lamps can provide energy savings of up to 90%. GU10 LEDs also last much longer than halogen bulbs. Even for low-priced products, the standard is at least 15,000 operating hours, while halogen lamps are defective after an average of 1,000 hours.