MR16 lamp is one of the most common indoor lighting products worldwide. MR means multifaceted reflector, which is controls the direction and spread of light cast from a MR16 lamp. MR lamps have many facets within the housing, which have a reflective covering of aluminium or a electroplating coating.

DGT LIGHTING CO.,LTD as a professional and experienced MR16 led lights manufacturer in China, we have about more than 10 years history for producing LED MR16 lamps. We have many kind of LED MR16 lamps, include LED MR16 spotlights, dimmable LED MR16 spotlights, LED GU10 lamps and LED Gu5.3 lamps, etc.

DGT LIGHTING LED MR16 lamps power range is from 5W to 14W. There are optional narrow/middle/wide beam angles. More, our LED MR16 lights warranty is from 2 to 5 years. The CRI of lamps can be made as high as CRI97. LED MR16 is a great product to replace halogen MR16 lamps. Because of the great quality of MR16 lamps, DGT’s products are sold to as many as 30 countries.

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What is MR16 Lamps?

LED MR16 lamp is one of the most common lamps. “MR” stands for multifaceted reflector, which is controls the direction and spread of light cast from a MR16 lamp. “16” means the diameter of the lamps. Every MR16 lamp has the same diameter 50mm, so this is the reason why LED MR16 lamps can replace halogen MR16 lamps because they have the same size to match the MR16 fittings.

Are MR16 Lights Being Phased Out?

New EU legislative requirements launched because the environmentally friendly and energy saving lighting products are needed. So the lamps include MR11, AR111 and MR16 which don’t comply to the new EU legislative requirements will not be allowed on the EU market any longer. 

About LED MR16 lamps, they have much higher efficiency and longer life than halogen MR16 lamps, so the products are widely applied around the world. LED MR16 lights can save more than 80% energy than halogen MR16 lights. Also, the life-span of LED MR16 is about 30,000 hours. The life-span of halogen MR16 lamps is about 3,000-6,000 hours. Life-span of LED MR16 is 6 to 10 times longer than halogen lamps.

Many governments release policies to encourage people to use LED MR16 lamps instead of halogen MR16 because they are more energy saving and environmentally-friendly. For example,  UK government wants LED light bulbs to account for at least 85% of all bulbs sold by 2030. Currently, LED light bulbs account for 60-70%. More, Fluorescent lights will be banned from sale in the UK, this policy will not begin until 2023.

Do MR16 LED Bulbs Get Hot?

Yes, MR16 LED bulbs will get hot when they are working. However, a qualified LED MR16  lamps will not get very hot.

Comparing LED MR16 lights with halogen lights, the temperature of MR16 LED lights is much lower than halogen lights. A halogen light can get as hot as 260°C (500℉). This is very dangerous temperature, which can badly hurt people when touching it without protection.

LED chip is able to convert electricity to more lights and lower heat, also LED chip cannot stand high temperature, so the temperature of a qualified LED lamp is about 60-70°C (140-158℉)or lower. This temperature neither easily damage people nor ignite surround materials

How do you replace the LED lamps products?

You need to identify where the problem lies to get a replacement of your LED lamps. In DGT Lighting Co. Ltd., we provide a guarantee for every product, including the MR16 lamps.

The preparations you need for replacing light bulbs

Shutting down the light is the first step for all LED product replacements. Such initial steps also apply to the recessed downlight products. The rest depends on the LED fixtures and where people place them.


In general, you need to remove the light bulbs first before replacing them with other light bulbs. You need to execute such actions for LED lamps products on ceilings, with removable faceplates, or any other installations. At some points, you may want to use sturdy stepladders to remove the bulbs.


More specifically, follow these instructions to remove LED lamps with different installation methods:

How do you remove light bulbs with spring clips?

Follow these steps when your recessed downlight products have spring clips:


  1. Gently remove each clip by pinching together the raised parts. Then, the bulbs will have slight drops.
  2. After that, gently pull the old bulbs. Alternatively, turn the bulbs counter-clockwise to release them.
  3. Insert the new downlight bulbs inside the holder.
  4. Repeat Step 3-Step 2-Step 1 (in order).

How do you remove light bulbs with faceplates?

There are two different installations for downlight bulbs with faceplates. The first category belongs to the faceplates that you can twist. The second category is about a removable faceplate.


Here is the step-by-step instruction for removing light bulbs with twistable faceplates:

  1. Twist the faceplate inside the socket. Meanwhile, give the downlight some support, so you can’t drop them out.
  2. Separate the bulb from the faceplate by unfastening the clips and unscrewing the bulbs.
  3. Repeat Step 1 with the new light bulb as the replacement.
  4. Fasten the new clips and the twisting faceplate.

Meanwhile, follow these instructions for downlight bulbs with removable faceplates:


  1. Find a thin object to separate the faceplates from the light bulbs. People usually use a knife or a screwdriver. Never use your fingernails, since these things will only pose more damage potential.
  2. Remove the bulbs from the sockets. Alternatively, unclip them from the faceplates. It all depends on the LED lamp’s fixture.
  3. Insert the new downlight bulb and place it back on the ceilings with the faceplates.

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