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Selecting the Best Philips LED GU10 Spotlights

Here is a short guide to help you understand the main Philips GU10 ranges and which is best suited to your application. In this guide we’ll cover:

Why Choose Philips?

Technology Leaders

Philips is a company known for its high-quality products. According to a report by the EU, Philips holds about 70% of all LED application patents. This makes it one of the leading innovators in LED technology and a brand you can trust.

Colour Experts

Is colour rendering important in your application? If so, then Philips are the perfect choice.

This is actually one of the lesser discussed topics of LED lighting – and one that perfectly showcases the ability of Philips. In general, LED lighting lags behind Halogen and Incandescent bulbs (which largely mimic the sun) when it comes to colour rendering.

This is the bulb’s ability to accurately measure surface colour and is known as the Colour Rendering Index or CRI. Put simply, CRI performance can impact how well your products are showcased.

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Lamp Type








1,500 – 2,000 hours



1,500 – 2,000 hours

Philips Master LED


40,000 hours

Philips CorePro


15,000 hours

Standard LED


15,000 hours


51 - 76

15,000 hours

Source: Wikipedia Colour Render Index

Massive Life Expectancy

The Philips range boasts some of the biggest numbers in the industry. If you are likely to have your lights on for large parts of the day, every day, then Philips offer huge life expectancy – over 40,000 hours on the Master range.

Who chooses Philips GU10 LED’s?

Anyone serious about lighting tends to rely on Philips:

  • Retailers looking to render their products as close to perfect as possible.
  • Showrooms and Exhibition environments.
  • Interior designers and fit our professionals.
  • Hotels, Bars & Restaurants.
  • Offices and training environments

Most Popular Philips GU10 LED Ranges

Master Range

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The Master range is used by professionals in many applications and is the go to range should you be looking to present the best possible environment for your products, services and customers.

  • Some of the best and most advanced bulbs on the market.
  • Features the Philips ExpertColor technology.
  • Best in class CRI
  • Huge life expectancy of 40,000 hours with little lumen depreciation over time.
  • Designed for high usage such as retail, hotel and commercial settings.
  • Perfect for showcasing your products in the best possible way.
  • Easy retrofit into existing GU10 fittings.
  • Did you know? The Philips ExpertColor spectrum is 93.9% the same as halogen light color (standard LEDs offer only around 60%).

    Most popular spot - Philips Master 5.5w LED GU10 36°

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    • Colour 4000k (cool white).
    • Colour rendering index of this lamp is 97Ra
    • Average Life - 42,000 Hours
    • Lumens – 400
    • Dimmable – Yes
    • 5.5w equivalent to 50w in halogen.
    • Beam angle is 36° flood.

    CorePro Range

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    The CorePro range is aimed more at the home market and is a great option for anyone wanting to get the benefits of Philips technology but don’t want to break the bank. A great option for showcasing your new Kitchen or Bathroom suite.

    • Perfect fit for spot lighting and deliver warm halogen-like light.
    • They are compatible with most existing fixtures with a GU10 or E14 holder.
    • Designed as a retrofit replacement for halogen or incandescent spots.
    • Up to 80% energy saving compared with halogen lamps.
    • Broad compatibility with transformers.
    • Compatible with an extensive range of dimmers.
    • Up to A++ energy efficiency.
    • High CRI of 80.

    Most popular bulb - Philips 5w CorePro LED DimTone GU10 36 Deg - 3000k

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    • This dimmable light bulb is 5 watts.
    • It can replace a 50-watt halogen lamp.
    • Its 36-degree beam angle provides the perfect amount of light in any room or workspace.
    • Its lumen output is 365 lumens, and has a colour temperature of 3000K, or a warm white on the Kelvin scale.
    • It has an energy-efficiency rating of A+

    Further Help & Advice

    Visit our Philips shop
    View our full range of Philips Master and CorePro LED GU10 spotlights.

    Philips GU10 Spots
    Visit Philips online to learn more about the Master and CorePro range.

    - Philips Master Range Data Sheets.

    - Philips CorePro Range data Sheet.

     Watch the Philips Promotional Video

    Short video summarising the Master LED range benefits.

     Lighting in Retail
    How lighting can boost sales in retail settings.

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