Just another busted bulb

LED, bulb,omni
Philippines
November 8, 2017 9:32pm CST
We were told that these led lights are good quality and could last a long time. But this is probably the fourth time a LED light got busted only within this year. Not to mention this was more expensive than the Fluorescent one. Looks like I'm just going to FL for a long time. There are other FL lights here that I haven't replaced for a while. I guess it goes with quality of the bulb. What do you consider when buying a light bulb?
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@JustBhem (37513)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Nov
I go for the LED light because they consume less of electricity. I have mine in my room which runs a year and a half now.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @JustBhem well, that's what my brother said but it gets busted easily.What brand of LED light you bought?
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
9 Nov
@Letranknight2015 mine is Philips
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@peachpurple Phillips brand are kinda expensive here. But I admit they have good quality. maybe I will buy one tomorrow.
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@marguicha (94995)
• Chile
9 Nov
I´m changing my bulbs to LED because I´ve been told that the other savings one was dangerous.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @marguicha what brand were you using? that's the problem so many brands out there and you never know which one is better.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
9 Nov
I've yet to have any '7 year bulb' last more than a year or two. I've basically just started buying 'generic' bulbs, much cheaper and they last about as long as 'name brand' bulbs.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @JolietJake so far I'm stick with just one brand but I'm not into buying led bulbs. Generic bulbs? are you referring to the round ones?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
9 Nov
@Letranknight2015 'Generic' refers to off-brand...plain labels, not a well-known company usually
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• Philippines
9 Nov
@JolietJake Tried buying those over here, not really good.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
10 Nov
LED lights are the "in" thing here too. Our apartment management just changed all the corridor lights into LED ones, it's almost a year and seems like none has burned out.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
Hello @cahaya1983 What brand did they use? Good for you there that you got good branded LED lights.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
10 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Oh sorry I've no idea, I just know they're much better than the ones we had before.
@allknowing (65267)
• India
10 Nov
There is a guarantee for such bulbs which they exchange here for free.
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• Philippines
10 Nov
Hello @allknowing wow congratulations over there getting it free, but I wonder how good is the quality of the LED bulb.
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@allknowing (65267)
• India
10 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Our electrician gets them from renown companies
@topffer (34179)
• France
9 Nov
I installed 7 leds last year supposed to live 20 000 hours, and 2 of them did not lasted 6 months... The problem comes from the cheap AC/DC converter in the bulb.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @topffer I didn't know you had to convert it from AC/DC something from the bulb. Too bad it wasn't as good as you think, how much did you bought it? seems like waste of money to me.
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@TRBRocks420 (77753)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Nov
I have those spiral looking ones, they last forever and, I mean like 3 or 4 years or longer.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @TRBRocks420 Never thought of buying the spiral ones, maybe I should try one just in case.
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@TRBRocks420 (77753)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Nov
@Letranknight2015 Yeah, the last one lasted me about 4 years.
@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
9 Nov
We are also using LED bulbs but one thing I noticed is that its light gets blurred easily. Unlike other bulbs which do not change its glow until it gets busted.
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @magallon this one started blinking over and over.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 Nov
I use LED bulbs too..but there are some controversies regarding the bulbs recently
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• Philippines
10 Nov
Hello @prashu228 what kind of controversies? In my experience, they don't usually last long, not even longer a year.
@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
9 Nov
i always check online for the review of the brand first. If the review are good, buy that led bulb, regardless of price
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• Philippines
9 Nov
Hello @peachpurple I will do that before start browsing to the malls, unfortunately it also depends on the factory they made with.