|A 12V halogen example|
One of the obstacles to replacing them is mine have an electronic transformer creating the 12V DC these things need (a small fraction use AC, and I replaced those, though with LEDs that aren’t that bright).
Last night, one of the 12V models failed again, so I decided it was time to reopen my look at LEDs. Some have appeared on the market that have better electronics and can tolerate electronic transformers, but they aren’t cheap. On one web site with prices, replacing all of mine would cost over $700.
It would probably make more sense in terms of cost to pull all of them out and replace them with sensible fittings but I’d like to explore LED options a bit before going that way.
I will add to this article as I find out more, but if anyone has hints or insights, please post comments.