When we gutted and renovated our place more than ten years ago, I chose lighting and ceiling fixtures with the aid of a design professional without taking into consideration the ease of replacing the bulbs.
Fast forward, it’s been almost eleven years, and needless to say,we’ve had several occasions wherein a busted bulb here and there needs replacement. Having aesthetically proper lights in every room of the house is important to each and every homeowner. It helps create a cozy ambience, and the general mood of the room.
I, however learned the hard way. In one of our rooms, I picked track lighting requiring GU10 bulbs. Yes, track lighting are utilitarian, and exudes a modern twist. The kind of light emitted is vibrant and clear. From a layman’s point of view, there is no reason why I wouldn’t love the kind of light emitted from a GU10 bulb.
However, when it was time for us to replace a busted bulb, it was a real pain to get it in place. With the number of bulbs that we will replace in the future, I’m not sure if I can keep up with it. I predict that when it’s time to replace the next two, maybe it will be wiser for us to buy and install a different fixture altogether.
Lesson learned: pick a light fixture that is not only beautiful and design appropriate to your room. Pay attention to the bulb requirement and before making a purchase, ensure that you will not need a handyman to help you replace a bulb.