MR16 LED Bulbs are one of the most common fitments of lighting used in UK households today. Predominantly used in kitchens or ceiling lighting, these are the type of lights where frequent replacement was required when Halogen bulbs were the lamps of choice.
These days, LEDs are the more popular choice of lighting, and rarely require replacement due to their long lifetime. A lifetime of around 20,000 to 45,000 hours is about standard for almost any type of LED bulb.
Halogens in comparison have a typical lifetime of only around 10% of this figure, which is why so many ceilings were left with blown bulbs for months on end due to the frequent need of replacements.
Therefore using LED bulbs in your ceiling or kitchen display is now the way to go. Not only do they last significantly longer, but they use much less energy too, saving you on your electric bill.
However despite the lower electricity use, they actually produce around the same level of brightness as a halogen bulb. Therefore the days of bright white light only being able to come from a halogen lamp are truly over.
The word 'MR16' refers simply to the fitment type of the bulb. MR16 LEDs are easily identifiable because they have two twin lines of metal protruding from the bulb where the lamp connects to the socket. It looks similar in appearance to a plug for a shaver socket.
MR16 bulbs simply click into place and are one of the easiest type of bulb to replace because of this.