LED capsules offer a long-life, energy saving alternative to the traditional halogen capsules found in many kitchen units and fittings. As they are retrofit to existing fixtures, it is easy to replace your old bulbs.
They are available in two main types: G4 and G9. G4 capsules are low voltage versions, mainly used in cooker hoods and integrated kitchen spotlights, so you may need to remove the fixture itself to access the bulb within. Their fittings look like two small vertical spikes protruding from the base of the bulb, and they simply slot into the lamp.
G9 capsules look similar to G4 capsules, but can be distinguished by their fittings, which look like two small loops at the base of the bulb. Unlike low voltage G4 capsules, LED G9s operate on mains voltage, but have similar uses. They are also retrofit to existing fittings, and installing them is easy (once you've accessed the lamp), as they simply slot into place.
If you're not sure how to access the bulbs within integrated kitchen fittings, or if you're not sure about replacing low voltage bulbs, we advise you contact a professional electrician to help.