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I purchased a box of 6ea of these in May 2018. The Amazon description says 20,000hrs - maybe if they aren't turned on ! That's 7 months of service. Even if I left them on 24/hrs a day, that would be a total of 5,000 hrs. In the kitchen I estimate they are on 12 hours a day = 2500 hrs. These should have lasted at least 2 years. Actual life - 6 - 7 months.
Adding: I checked the description of a SATCO bulb, one of the best bulb manufacturers, and they indicate a Life Span of 5,000 hrs - which is a lot closer than the 20K advertised. The Satco replacement (on Amazon) was about $35 for 10ea. If was going to rebuy them, I would buy the Satco version, but I've decided to try one of the LED direct replacements.
I've already replaced 5 of the 6 originally installed in May 2018, WAY short of the estimated life.
Also note: the PINS are not crimped properly - some were harder than others to install and twist into the sockets.
As the rating states, I don't like these bulbs. Here's why - while they're the color I was hoping for (cool white) they'e (1) not bright compared to the existing lights in place and (2) flicker and flash like these types of bulbs do when they're about to go out. Nicely packaged and easy to install, they don't measure up to what I would expect from this category of light bulbs. Seriously dislike having to return items because of the time and cost involved, but these aren't worth keeping and really aren't worth buying if you're contemplating. Spend a bit more and buy a higher quality bulb.
Bought these to replace previous and they're about 1/8" too long. Therefore they don't fit in the fixture. Previous purchases did fit. Very frustrating and no way to get my money back. Will look for something else.
The product was as described and arrived very quickly, but the packaging was terrible. The box arrived damaged, no padding surrounding the box of lights, and every light bulb was broken. I can't see if the product worked as I could not use any of them. Failure on the part of Amazon fulfillment warehouse.
Hiya! I don't see a way to contact you directly, so I figured I'd bug you here. One of these didn't work out of the box. Another see,s to have some ignition issues as well. Could you please let me know if you can replace these? I'm really quite disappointed at this point. I will be happy to update review if I can get a solid product to replace these faulty items. Thank you!
Received this package and everything looked good until I started trying to use them. Each one had components in it that rattled around and when plugged in only lit up on the ends while the middle of the tube remained dark. Might have just been a bad batch but not worth the time if none of them work.