Would you pay $60 for a light bulb?

Started Apr 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
BorisK1
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And one of them is breaking down (update).
In reply to BorisK1, 4 months ago

Well, what do you know?  It's 2014, and one of those "25-year" LED bulbs in my bathroom is nearing the end of its life.  It's running hot to the touch (only the heat sync is hot though, the glass stays cool), but most importantly, after being on for 30 minutes it starts strobbing.  The strobbing is very pronounced, and quite unpleasant.

The store still has that model of LED bulbs - they cost just $10 nowadays.  And the packaging says "in case of failure, bring to the store for replacement".

Except I can't find the original receipt, and the store (imagine that) can't find a record of the sale.

Moral of the story?  Don't expect the LEDs to last much longer than the 3-year warranty.  And save your receipts.

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