Light Bulbs Led Gu10 Rled of The AKI

Thanks to coworker A. Viviani who has given me these two bulbs of Rled brand bought in the AKI and saying that they gave light well, I discovered that it seems to be that they begin to sell and lights that give enough light and that prices are falling compared to a few months ago.

Three bulbs on this post are from the same manufacturer RLed and check out their catalogue at our site of necessaryhome.

As negative, it seems that still the data indicated on the packaging of light bulbs does not usually correspond exactly with what you really are, for which we still do not know what shines a light bulb until we bought it and turn it on. And when they indicate equivalence with 50W halogen almost never usually reach that amount of light.

Bulb GU10 7W 2700K Rled

Consumption: 7W (measured 6-7W)

Energy rating: A+

Equivalence: Not specified (< 50W)

Lumens: 520-lm

Colour: 2700K

Angle: 120 °

Power factor: > 0.9

RA: > 80

Adjustable: No

Dimensions: 50 mm x 55 mm

Duration: 30000 hours (100000 ignitions)

Price: €19.95 (pack of 2).

Origin: China (AKI)

Bulb GU10 7W 2700K adjustable Rled

Consumption: 7W (measured 6-7W)

Energy rating: A +

Equivalence: Not specified (< 50W)

Lumens: 520-lm

Colour: 2700K

Angle: 120 °

Power factor: > 0.9

RA: > 80

Adjustable: Yes

Dimensions: 50 mm x 55 mm

Duration: 30000 hours (100000 ignitions)

Price: €15.95

Origin: China (AKI)

With respect to these two bulbs are almost identical at first glance, in the container gets the same data, they differ only in that one has the symbol that is adjustable and having less smd leds than the other and that is more expensive. They are also available in cold light with 4200 K for the same price.

They have a small size, such as the of the GU10 halogen bulbs.

The leds are covered by a clear plastic, but as they do not carry any optics or lens if you look directly at it upsets at the sight.

Both bulbs measured consumption ranged from 6W to 7W, the not adjustable was closer to 7W and the adjustable 6W closer. But in any case is that it matches as directed on the container.

With respect to the temperature reach, after half an hour on warm up to 62 ° C which is less than what I’ve seen in other bulbs that passed 70 ºc. However the GU10 socket that is where is the driver and plastic stays below 30 ° C.

With respect to the light that dan, both have a large 120 ° opening angle and give light to illuminate a small room in all directions, they don’t effect of light bulb that illuminates only just below the bulb as it happens with other bulbs that have angles of only 25 ° or 35 °.

The bulb is dimmable, well, is regulated without making a “buzzing” noise, the only thing is that in the minimum position the regulator may sometimes make intermittently.

Although in the container both lamps indicate a temperature of 2700K color, dimmable bulb gives a tone of more clear light that is noticeable to the naked eye and may be closer to 3000 K 2700 k.

And if you look at the ranking of lights, you will see that the dimmable bulb gives more light than the nonadjustable (approximately 16% more) and is located just above the COB UPL-GU10 7W bulb that costs about the same purchased directly in China.

I’ve tried them in a bathroom of 6 square meters (3.7 x 1.6 meters) and I can say the dimmable bulb lit up everything, although “lacked a bit of intensity” of light for my taste (behind the shower curtain it well nor did not illuminated enough mirror how to be able to shave)

With respect to the duration of these bulbs that indicates in the container hours 30000 and 100000 ignited would be true, but in my opinion I think that they are too optimistic as brand such as Osram or Philips lamps do not pass the 15000-20000 hours.

In conclusion, between these two bulbs, the recommended option is to buy the adjustable although it is slightly more expensive because it gives more light to the same consumption, because both are identical in all other respects.

Bulb GU10 Rled 8W COB 3000K

After testing other two bulbs Rled and consult the catalog I saw that they also had a version with led COB and I decided to buy it to test:

Consumption: 8W (measured 9W)

Energy rating: A+

Equivalence: 50W

Lumens: 556-lm

Color: 3000K

Angle: 100 °

Power factor: > 0.84 (measured 0.89)

RA: > 80

Adjustable: No

Dimensions: 50 mm x 55.4 mm

Duration: 25000 hours (50000 ignitions)

Price: €15.95

Origin: China (AKI)

This bulb slope exactly the same as the previous bulb GU10 RLed adjustable, although I seem to recall that some time ago these COB bulbs sold them for about €25 or more. In the shop was within a safe with alarm “not carry them is without pay”.

It is also available in cold light with a color temperature of 4200 K

I was measured consumption 9W which is almost as directed on the container.

After spending half an hour on warm enough coming 69 ° c, I see something that normal since it has the same size as the other two lights but with a power consumption increased 28%.

Personally I would have recommended a sink of biggest aluminium style bulb UPL Cob or the Optomax that better cool light bulb and a diffuser to avoid that to look directly at the led way to view or optical.

With respect to the amount of light that gives, in the container indicates 556 lm front 520 lm’s other two bulbs (which is 7% more), but if you look you can see the ranking of bulbs that actually alumbra 32% more Rled dimmable bulb, placed at the top of its category and just below the downlights of 12W indicating 800 lumens and of course below the bulb COB Optomax 12W but that cost almost double.

Taking into account that this bulb has an opening angle of 100 ° and the halogen 50W GU10 have an angle of 35 ° – 45 ° and more concentrated light just below, in my opinion I would say that this bulb if given the same amount of light as a light bulb GU10 50W. (half just below but more than double edges)

Doing the same test of inserting the bulb in the bathroom, in this case if “full” of light throughout the stay and although it does not reach the amount of light that gives a halogen bulb 50W 12V transformerit is a bulb that gives plenty of light, I was surprised and I therefore recommend purchasing.

My recommendation is that if you are going to buy a bulb for “bulls-eye”, choose a bulb that is COB at least 8W, but of the COB of truth, which are distinguished because the led in the form of circle yellow is small and large as in many other bulbs “cob” Chinese who are not cob. By internet you can find bulbs like these for less than €10, although adding shipping costs price can be equal.

If we introduce this bulb data into the calculator and assuming that it lasts what says:

It gives us a time of amortization of 2.4 years and an estimated duration of almost 7 years in the indicated parameters of use.

I have to remind once again that although they want us to sell led bulbs and low consumption with the excuse that spend less light and we are going to “feel in the electricity bill”, the reality is that with the nearly €16 that costs this bulb have to pay for the consumption of a 50W halogen bulb for 2000 hours.In this particular case the cost savings within 7 years (if both last bulb) would be about 30 euros that come to be as 36 cents in savings a month.

So do numbers before you decide to buy a light bulb low consumption.