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Loft Downlights - MR16 or GU10

Postby Nav » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:49 pm

Hi All.
Please advise if I should go for Low Voltage (transformer type) or Mains powered downlights in my new Loft conversion? I know they must be fire rated as there is not much room above the fittings. As far as i can see, the GU10 (mains) have a wide variety of bulbs to choose from including LED's and are probably cheaper.
On the other hand the MR16's (Low Voltage) all need a transformer and must have aluminium reflector type bulbs and the overall running costs (including the replacement of non working transformers) seem to cost more.

Please can someone shed some [b]light[/b] (no pun intended) on this subject.

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:38 pm

Go for the GU10s fitted with led lamps, cheaper overall and not as hot.
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