Best Gu4 Led Bulbs 2019 – (COMPLETE GUIDE)

Quick buying  guide for GU4 12v LED lights (mr11 and mr8) Top options for (LANDSCAPE LIGHTING LED LOW VOLTAGE.

Whether used for reading, or as a light in any space, LED bulbs do a wonderful job illuminating a space.

The GU4 LED has two sharp pins (4mm apart centre to centre) in the bottom of the bulb and is classed as a push fit bulb.

The GU4 Bulb are usually available in two different reflector housing sizes: MR8 and MR11 (MR multifaceted reflector).

MR lamps are designated by symbols such as MR11 where the diameter is represented by numerals indicating units of eighths of an inch.

Common sizes for general lighting:

  • MR11 (11/8 inches, 35mm).
  • MR8 size is 25mm in diameter and used for novelty lights and interior of low voltage vehicles ( bus, RV, boat, yachts).

Gu4 LED Bulb – Top 5 List

Gu4 Led BulbTypePriceRating 1-5
GU4 LED 12v SANSUN 2.4W Review
Malibu Landscape Led Light Bulb $4.6
MR11 LED Dimmable GU4.0 CBConcept Light Bulbs
Warm White 3000K, 36° Beam Angle $4.4
Philips LED GU4 LED
Flood Light Bulb $No reviews
GU4 Lamp Torchstar
Recessed, Track Lighting, Accent Lighting for Home and Commercial $4.0
Gu4 Led Bulbs by RYE
25-30W Halogen Bulbs Equivalent $3.7

GU4 LED 12v SANSUN 2.4W Review

Led replacement for mr11 halogen

I`ve been using these for landscape light fixtures but they can be used in various locations around your house and property.

I have them on about 9-10 hours at night on a timer and in pretty much all types of weather. In two years so far, I have yet to replace any bulb.

The bulbs put out more than enough of light to focus on your landscape trees and bushes.

Led replacement bulbs for Malibu landscape lights

If you have been using halogen bulbs before the low-wattage use of these bulbs is going to drop your energy bill big time. Plus these little bright bulbs are reasonable priced too.

Not only are you going to save electricity,  you can also add fixtures and still not go over the wattage your transformer allows if you`re upgrading from halogens.

The soft color is very natural and does not have that fake LED light color that some bulbs have.

These are also largely unaffected by vibration because they do not have filaments or glass enclosures.

Features:

  • 2.4W LED MR11 Light Bulb 12v
  • 20w Halogen Replacement
  • GU4 Bi-Pin Base
  • Soft White 3000K or Daylight White 4000K
  • 120° Beam Flood Spread considered the industry standard

Pros

•Price

•Plastic material

•Does not get hot

Cons

•Sold only in 4-pack and 12-pack

 

MR11 LED Dimmable GU4.0 CBConcept Light Bulbs

Colored GU4 bulbs for adding color to the landscape

You can save over 85% instantly with your electric bill by upgrading your halogen MR11 bulbs to these UL listed CB Concept LEDs.

The size of these bulbs are little larger than most sold LEDs, so make sure they fit in the fixture before buying. The height of these are 35mm or 1.37″ so they are a bit larger than the standard bulb, but they fit perfectly into all MR11 standard sockets.

cb concept gu4 led bulb size
cb concept gu4 led bulb size

Malibu outdoor lighting fixture led bulbs

The white bulbs are the only dimmable so don`t make the mistake and buy the colored bulbs and try to dim them. The non-dimmable bulbs are blue and red.

They are made of aluminum and PC and because of that they are shatter resistant in normal use. The bulb produces only a tiny amount of heat, that you only feel if you directly touch the lens.

Features:

  • 2 Watt
  • Dimmable (not the colored)
  •  36° Beam Angle
  • 12 Volt
  • 20W Halogen Bulbs Equivalent
  • Landscape/Accent/Recessed/Track Lighting
  • Designed In San Francisco
Pros

•Dimmable

•Does not get hot

Cons

•Big size

 

Philips LED GU4 LED

Pricey but very bright and reliable LED

Philips GU4 LEDs are a little pricey than the unknown brands, but let`s take a look what you get for your money?

These Philips LEDs turn on instantly at maximum brightness so you don`t have to wait for it which can be annoying, the light is also very bright but it will not fade fabrics or colors.

One more good thing about these are that they don`t flicker at all and they are mercury free so they are nature-friendly.

You can use these for outdoor landscape fixtures and indoor track lights. They provide a bright, white light and are perfect for illuminating pathways or walkways.

Features:

  • Approved only for use in enclosed luminaries
  • Non-Dimmable
  • 220-Lumen
  • 3000-Kelvin (20-Watt Equivalent)
  • GU4 Bi-Pin Base
  • Bright White
  • 6 Pack
Pros

•Quality

•Does not get hot

Cons

•Non-dimmable

•Price

 

GU4 Lamp Torchstar

MR11 led landscape bulbs

If you want a really bright bulb you should check out the Torchstar 5000K Daylight Spotlight. It`s one of the Brightest MR11 LED bulbs. It delivers 240 Lumen, brightest in its class. It`s equivalent to 35 watt halogen light bulb with 80% less power consumption.

This bulb is available in: Warm white 2700K and Daylight 5000K.

The bulb is standard size, Φ35*39 mm and it`s a good replacement for traditional MR11 base halogen light bulbs. It`s also AC/DC compatible so you can use it with all types of power supplies.

I know how difficult it is to find a LED bulb that is really warm in color. Some bulbs have a really harsh color but these 2700k bulbs have a nice warm color. I`ve compared the light color side by side with a standard warm halogen bulb and the Torchstar is a perfect match.

It`s made of thermoplastic material, this LED light comes with an insulating body and a completely insulated power driver and the benefit of this design is that it protects users from electric shocks.

Thermoplastic material was not long ago introduced into the LED industry and has big advantages over traditional aluminum material. Its high radiation ratio enables it to dissipate heat quickly, which directly contributes to a longer and more stable service life.

If you going to use it with outdoor landscape light fixtures( these lights are compatible with Malibu style lights ), please make sure to protect this light bulb from water to ensure long lifespan.

Energy saving Gu4 led spot

Let`s take a look how much you save using LED vs. Halogen bulb.

Electric consumption of LED 3W LED bulb: 3W × 8Hrs × 365Days=8.76Kwh
Electric consumption of 35W halogen bulb: 35W× 8Hrs × 365Days=102.2Kwh

Gu4 halogen replacement

The energy that you save in a year per bulb is enormous when using LEDs vs Halogen.

Features Torchstar Daylight(5000K) :

  • 12V 3W MR11 Bulb LED Spotlight
  • 35W Halogen Equivalent
  • Bi Pin GU4 Base
  • 30° Beam Angle
  • 5000K Daylight 240lm for Recessed, Track Lighting, Accent Lighting for Home and Commercial

Features Torchstar Warm White(2700K) :

  • 12V 3W MR11 LED Spotlight
  • 35W Halogen Equivalent
  • Bi Pin GU4 Base
  • 30° Beam Angle
  • 2700K Warm White 200lm

 

Pros

•High Quality light color

•Does not get hot

•Super bright (5000K)

Cons

•Non-dimmable

Gu4 Led Bulbs by RYE

One important thing you should be aware of is that you should not use two bulbs in the same unit with this bulb. Why?

It is because it uses sensitive sensor in the bulb and when the bulb detects light from another bulb,the bulb is going to turn off. You should keep two of these bulbs 3.5ft apart to be safe.
Pros

•High Quality light color

•Does not get hot

•Price

Cons

•Non-dimmable

•The brightness can surprise you

•No cover glass

 

Conclusion

I know how hard it is to find an LED bulb that is perfect for your needs. Some are too bright, wrong color, too unnatural light or just cheap junk.

Picking GU4 LEDs out of the plethora available online can be tiresome, but I would give these bulbs green light. These bulbs work perfectly and are made of good quality materials.

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