Philips Expert Colour LED MR16 (GU5.3) 7.2W Dimmable
Superior MR16 halogen downlight replacement
The Philips ExpertColor Master LED MR16 7.2 Watt is a direct replacement for 'low voltage' downlights when the best quality light is needed.
Here's why we think the Expert Colour Series is the ideal retro-fit bulb where colour accuracy matters:
- Highly accurate colour rendering (97 CRI).
- Comparable brightness to 50 Watt halogens (85%+ energy savings).
- Works in both dimmable and non-dimmable fittings.
- Designed to work with existing transformers.
- You can replace them yourself - no electrician required.
Looking for our highest efficiency downlight globe? See the Master MR16 LED 7W here.
Where does colour accuracy (high CRI) matter?
Our popular Philips MR16 LED already has a high Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 90. It's perfect throughout the home, office and many retail environments. But Philips ExpertColor's higher CRI of 97 makes it a better choice in some situations.
The lighting of a space impacts the way we perceive the colour of objects in the room. And some situations demand the highest colour rendering possible. These include retail environments like cosmetics, clothing or jewellery. Museums, libraries, art galleries, and photo galleries are further examples. At home, they are ideal for artist studios, sewing rooms, or photographic work.
Limited Stock Promotion
This Philips Expert Colour listing is a special promotion at these prices. As such, we only have a limited number of options available. Use our guide below to make the best choice from the available options:
Colour temperature: see the drop-down menu at the top of this page to make your choice.
Beam angle: see the drop-down menu at the top of this page to make your selection.
Just swap the downlight globe - no electrician required
Once your Philips ExpertColour LED's have arrived, all you need to do is swap the globes.
These lights will work with your existing fittings, dimmer switches, and transformers. In very rare cases they may not work properly with some transformer + dimmer combinations. If this happens, please see our troubleshooting advice in the 'FAQ' section below.
Specifications - Philips ExpertColor Dimmable MR16 LED 7.2W
|Fitting Type||GU5.3, MR16|
|Power Consumption||7.2 Watts (equivalent to 35W/50W halogen)|
|Colour Temperature||2700K (warm white), 3000K (bright warm white) or 4000K (cool white)|
|Beam Angle||36˚ or 60°|
|Light Output||450 lm (2700K), 480 lm (3000K & 4000K)|
|Colour Rendering Index (CRI)||97 (highest available)|
|Dimensions||51mm (width) x 46mm (depth)|
|Product Identifiers||Philips MASTER LEDspot ExpertColor LV 7.2-50W 927 / 930 / 940 MR16 36D / 60D Dim, 450 to 480 lm; 929001242508, 929001242708, 929001341508, 929001341608 (Order codes); 8718696571835, 8718696571873, 8718696719527, 8718696719541 (Barcodes).|
|Further Documentation||Spec Sheets: 2700K / 36˚, 3000K / 60˚, 4000K / 60˚, 4000K / 36˚ (PDF)|
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it work on non-dimmable circuits?
Yes, it works on both dimmable and non-dimmable circuits (with and without dimmers installed).
Will the high CRI MR16 LED work with my transformer?
Yes, it works with the vast majority of existing transformers (old and new).
Will the high CRI MR16 LED work with my dimmer?
Yes, it has very wide dimmer compatibility. Should there be a problem with your dimmer, there are several solutions available, such as:
- Leaving one halogen bulb in the circuit to bring up the load, or
- Using the 'Clipsal Load Correction Device' for Clipsal dimmers, or
- Replacing the dimmer with one that is known to work with LEDs (such as this LED Dimmer), or
- Removing the dimmer switch.
How do I calculate light spread?
Here's how to calculate the light spread diameter at floor level (in metres) for any ceiling height:
- 36 degree globe: ceiling height (in metres) x 0.650
- 60 degree globe: ceiling height (in metres) x 1.155
Will it fit in my existing downlight fitting?
Yes, in fact we have not found an MR16 fitting that it does not fit into!
What other options and upgrades are available?
See our complete range of LED downlights and accessories.