What is Gu10 Bulb

Horace He

Last Updated: October 23, 2023

What is Gu10 Bulb

A GU10 bulb is a type of spotlight commonly used in residential and commercial spaces for directional lighting. The term “GU” stands for “general use,” indicating that it is a specific type of fitting. The number “10” refers to the distance in millimeters between the two pins on the bulb’s base.

GU10 bulbs have a narrow base with two short, square-shaped pins that protrude from the base. They are designed with a push and twist configuration, making them easy to replace. It is important to note that GU10 bulbs are only compatible with GU10 spotlight or recessed downlight fittings and cannot be used with other types of fittings.

In the past, GU10 bulbs were available in halogen and compact fluorescent technologies. However, LED GU10 bulbs have become the standard option for household properties due to their energy efficiency. LED GU10 bulbs consume far less energy compared to halogen equivalents, making them more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

These bulbs are highly versatile, offering a wide range of color temperatures and beam angles to suit different lighting needs. They are commonly used for ambient lighting but can also be used for task lighting. GU10 LED bulbs have a long lifespan, typically lasting around 15,000 hours for domestic use.

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