6w Sun Star Pro Dimmable GU10

LED Spot Bulb Beam Angle Guide

Giving spot bulbs the 3rd degree

Here’s our quick guide to spot bulb beam angles and why it might matter to you.

6w Sun Star Pro Dimmable GU10
6w Sun Star Pro Dimmable GU10

~38 degree

Halogen spot bulbs such as GU10 and MR16 bulbs traditionally had a beam angle of approx 38 degrees.  This gives a very bright pool of light on the floor, but darker areas around that area.  This might give just the effect you are looking for, maybe even just for lighting a particular area or item.

If so, then you might consider one of these options:

 

5w (60 degree) LED GU10
5w (60 degree) LED GU10

60 degree

‘Wide angle’ or ‘flood’ halogen spot bulbs are 60 degree which is a good middle option giving a very good amount of light where you direct it to without giving very dark patches in other places.

If this sounds like the option you need then try one of these:

 

3w cluster LED GU10
3w cluster LED GU10

100+ degree

Halogen bulbs never really had this option, but if you want to properly flood an area with light and eliminate annoying shadows then choose a bulb with a 100+ degree beam angle.  LED bulbs are very good at this and handily the cluster versions are often the cheapest LED option.

Try one of these:

 

Don’t forget, many of the above bulb options are also available in daylight white as well as warm white – and if you are having trouble selecting the right option, try our GU10 LED bulb chooser.

GU10 LED bulb chooser
GU10 LED bulb chooser

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