Updated 7 May 2014

Mort Bay

8501

Bottom line: This 35W-equivalent LED spot has excellent switching life – but very poor light output. Like most LEDs it’s non-dimmable.

8501
Consumer score
38
Price guide (per bulb)

$41.94

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Test results

Overall score
Poor
38
Light output
Extremely poor
1.1/10
Switching life
Excellent
10.0/10

Good points

  • Excellent switching life.

But

  • Extremely poor light output.
  • Non-dimmable.

How we test

Guide to the table

Models were "warm white" 40W-60W and 75W-equivalent LED bulbs and 12-volt and 230-volt LED spotlights.

Overall score

  • Light output (70 percent)
  • Switching life (30 percent)

Light output: Based on % brighter than incandescent.

Switching life: Calculated on the number of on/off cycles (up to a maximum of 12,000) the bulb could withstand before it failed. A score of 10 = no failures.

Price: is what we paid in January 2014 and is per bulb.

Full specs

Model

Type
MR16 spots (230 volt)
Price guide (per bulb)
$41.94

Specifications

% brighter than incandescent
24
Watts
4.5
Style
GU10 (twist-lock "top-hat" pins)
Dimmable
No
Purchased from
Mitre10 Mega