The same non-blowing claim cannot be made for the compact fluorescents I've purchased.
|All of these things advertise years of hassle-free low-cost ownership. But if my house is only three years old, why have two thirds of my CFs already burned out in this secondary bathroom?!|
|I am a fan of Sam's Club. This package was about fourteen bucks.|
|But before I did so, I manually dated the base of each one of them with a red fine-point Sharpie, just to be absolutely sure that nobody swaps them when I'm not looking.|
|I find it a bit confusing. At the top, it predicts a 9-year lifespan. But they're only guaranteed for 5 years. I'm sure there's some logic in there somewhere. |
A secondary bathroom is not used more than 3 hours per day, so I'm safe on that point.
|There's an old saying, maybe urban legend or maybe not, which claims that if you touch a light bulb with your bare hands, the oil from your skin can leave a residue which can weaken the glass and shorten the lifespan of the bulb. I don't know if there's any truth to that or not, but I handled them with gloves just to eliminate that variable.|
|...if I (or anyone else) needs to make a warranty claim on these bulbs, proof of purchase (i.e., receipt) will be required. However, I find it unlikely that a receipt printed on thermal paper will survive five years because they are notorious for fading. Therefore, it's important to make a scanned copy of the sales receipt. |
Of course, in my case, if do I need to make a claim, I may just send GE the URL for this blog post.