3x2w RI MR16 LED
These LEDs are ideal for task lighting and small spotlights.
These can also be retrofitted into most Halogen 12v Transformers, but we advise against using them with electronic transformers. For more information please contact us.
LED Drivers are also available here.
LED General Info
Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs are a relatively new technology in domestic lighting, but they are developing rapidly and are the way of the future. With extremely long lifetimes, high efficiency and robust quality they are ideal for many tasks. They are great value over their lifetime due to vastly reduced energy use and maintenance costs.
LEDs are currently similar in efficiency to CFLs, using around 80% less energy than equivalent incandescents, but they have the advantages of being very physically robust and an even longer lifetime, from 30,000 to 100,000 hours, depending on the product and usage.
LEDs are essentially a small piece of silicon that has been treated in a special way so that when electricity is run through it light is produced. This is similar to a solar panel only in reverse and very closely related to computer chips. Similar advances are being made in LED technology as has happened with computer technology, with brighter, cheaper and more efficient products appearing regularly.
However this is no reason to hold off. There are many mature products available which represent great value for money. For best value for money and greatest environmental savings it is important to buy good quality LEDs, as the cheaper products can have very poor quality light and will not last as long.