What would my kitchen look like if I swapped out my 50W Halogen GU10 light bulbs and replaced them with TCP 7W LED equivalent replacements?
The yellow light produced from Halogen lights create a relaxed mood. So, if you're planning on recreating the same mood using LED lights, we recommend that you use an LED with a colour temperature of 3000K, also known as "Warm White" in LED because the light colour temperature of a standard halogen GU10 is between 2800K - 3000K if you want to retain the colour.
FACTO 50W Halogen GU10
This is what I have now (below) - 50W halogen light bulbs. I'll be replacing all 6 in the fixture in the main photo above.
TCP 7W LED GU10
I picked up a box of our 35 Watt Equivalent TCP 7W LED GU10 2700K Flood (40°) light bulbs.
The photo on the left uses halogen lamps and the photo on the right uses LED lights. There is a slight visible difference in the colour temperature. One thing that I noticed that I can't see in the photo is the LED lights appeared brighter which is likely due to the clarity of light LED lights produce. In this test, we picked 2700K Soft White bulbs, but if we were to repeat the test, I would have picked up the 3000K box because that would give us the correct halogen to LED colour replacement.
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Stepping down from 50W to 7W light bulbs means more money in your pocket down the road. How much money? I used our LED Payback Calculator to find out to see how much and how long it would take for me to see the savings happen.
6 x 50W Halogen Lamps @ $6.99ea with an average life of 1,000 hours.
6 x 7W LED Lamps @ $23.99ea with an average life of 25,000 hours.
Basically, it will take 1.9 years to realize the savings, but after that point, I would begin saving $6.04 per month and see a total savings of $2,086.26; a return of investment of over 1,412%
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Energy Savings Results
Break-even Point: 1.9 years
Total Savings Using LED Bulbs: $2,086.26
Return on Investment: 1412.44%
Investment for LED Replacement: $137.94
Current Electric Cost Per Month: $7.02
Electric Cost Using LEDs Per Month: $0.98
Energy Savings Per Month: $6.04
Total Energy Savings: $1006.20
Total Bulb Replacement Savings: $1080.06
Shop for GU10 LED Lights
Standard 35 Watt Equivalent GU10 LED Light Bulb $23.02
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Quick Facts: 340+ Lumens, 40° Beam Angle, 6 Watts
These 35 Watt equivalent LED replacement bulbs are available in its basic form using only 6 Watts and are available 2700K, 3000K or 4000K colour temperatures and produce an amazing 340+ lumens within a 40° beam angle. The other version shines out in a 25° beam angle
TCP Elite 50 Watt Equivalent GU10 LED Light Bulb $33.43
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Quick Facts: 500+ Lumens, 40° Beam Angle, 7 Watts
These 50 Watt equivalent LED replacement bulbs are available in its basic form using 7 Watts and are available 2700K, 3000K or 4100K colour temperatures and produce an amazing 500+ lumens within a 40° beam angle. The other version shines out in a 20° beam angle
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