View Full Version : S: Broken Light Bulbs
08-02-2003, 10:51 AM
All my light sockets have those compact flourescent light bulbs in them. Since I've moved in December I have only 2 working out of the 6-8 total installed. What's up with that? These things are supposed to last years!!!! The regular incandescent ones last longer that these POS. And they're are expensive going for like 7-10 bucks a pop. :mad:
One manufacturer is Sunbeam but they don't even have light bulbs on their website for me to complain to. How's everyone else experience with these?
08-07-2003, 08:04 AM
Yeah, I use those bulbs too, but Mine have been lasting years. The spiral looking ones right?
08-07-2003, 09:38 AM
Yeah the spiral ones. I just went to target and got a 4 pack from 16 bucks made by GE. Let's see how long these ones last before they go kaput. Hopefully not for years.
My experience has varied > does not much matter if they are the cheaper $3 ones or the more expensive $15 > just some last and some don't.
I have found that the ones that I let burn 24/7 and NEVER turn off ( my lights in the alley ) they last a long time. In the basement they have very short duration.
08-07-2003, 03:10 PM
A lot of the more expensive light bulbs actually guarantee that they will work for a certain period of time. If they dont last that long they will replace it for free. Chek the back of the packages to see if it works for you.
08-07-2003, 09:04 PM
Yeah, I read something interesting. They say you shouldn't use them in a situation where you'll turn the lights on and off a lot. They work best in situations where they'll be on for at least 5 minutes at a time, otherwise they wear out faster.
The ones I have are in my outside soffit lighting which are on all night and a lamp that I also leave on all night.
08-08-2003, 07:47 AM
Well I don't know the warranty on a Sunbeam brand but it's not even listed as a product they make. The bulb has a dat on it too. 11/2001 which is I assume it's "Born On Date".
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