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Choosing the correct spot or flood lamp can make all the difference when furnishing your room with light or highlighting treasured objects. Choosing different beam angles and to see the approximate spread of your chosen lamp. 

Each GU10 or MR16 is generally only available in a small range of beam angles and descriptions such as “wide flood” will vary by manufacturer.

The most popular GU10 or MR16 beam angle is usually either 38° or 36°.

Here’s a quick guide to comparing spotlights. We highlight the two things you have to look out for to make sure you’re getting the same output when you upgrade your lights.

Beam Angle

GU10 and MR16 spotlights with narrow beam angles give more concentrated light (brighter), whereas wide beam angle bulbs give a greater spread (more diluted). When replacing your spotlights it is important to check the beam angle is the same othwerwise you will notice a difference once fitted. The greater the beam angle, the wider the spread of light.

As a general guide:

Narrow is usually lower than 30°

Wide is usually higher than 30°


All LEDs are low wattage despite being a brighter light. The brightness of the light is measured in Lumens or equivalent wattage. This information is always shown in our product description so that you know what bulb will give you the same light. 





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