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Replacing Halogen Spotlights with LED Bulbs

When we moved into our new house, the developers had decided to light almost the entire house with halogen spot lights.  Initially I didn’t pay too much attention to this, until after the first winter I was looking at the electricity bill.

Since I didn’t think we using more than our previous house, I did some quick back of an envelope calculation and results were quite eye-opening.

The house had 48 50W spot-lights and 3 20W down-lights. (When I came to replace them, I discovered that most lights were MR11s, each running off its own transformer also.) There were a few GU10 bulbs also.

My gut-feeling was that this was probably quite expensive to run, however I didn’t have the figures, so I did some rough calculations.

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