[RFI] CFLs and LEDs

Tom Frenaye frenaye at hughes.net
Sun Feb 1 13:36:37 EST 2009

At 01:22 PM 2/1/2009, PaulKB8N at aol.com wrote:
>I've started accumulating burned out CFLs whose lifetime was far less than  
>what was advertised.  I'm inclined to put them in a box and mail them to  
>Congress and let them figure out how to dispose of them.

I had a couple from Home Depot fail in the first month, the ones that say "Lasts 7 years".
These were n:vision brand BR40 120w equivalent bulbs and the fine print says 8000 hours.

I found the manufacturer at www.tcpi.com and they replaced two under warranty.
Had to fill in a web form, took about two weeks for the replacements to arrive.
Keep your receipts and packaging materials...

        -- Tom

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