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2.0 out of 5 stars Bulb Failure, 6 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Ecozone Biobulb, Energy-Saving Daylight Bulb, Bayonet Cap B22, 25W Equivalent to 100w, 1750 Lumens, Full Spectrum, Daylight White 6500k, Uses 75% Less Energy. Ideal for suffers of S.A.D (Kitchen & Home)
I've had 2 fail after about 9 months which I used intensively (about 20 hours a day) in a triplet setup. They made a loud pop when they went and tripped the upstairs fuse. It was so loud I had my wiring checked to ensure it was a supply issue. However they last longer than my previous tungsten set up which had failures on a monthly basis (albeit silently).

The last failure was really loud as the base unit blew itself open to reveal more circuitry than I would expect in a lighting device (are these made in China and used to spy on us?).

The light is very good, very bright and very white (certainly good enough for painting at night)so I will continue to use them. I just wish they were a little quieter when they blew their guts out.

KGC

Update:

Just had the 3rd blow while I was out of the room. Took the upstairs fuse out again. Electrician friend inspected 'blow-out no. 2' and found a capacitor with a dead short which I guess is likely to be the problem with all of them (all 3 blew within 2 weeks of each other). He added that they are probably using crap capacitors which is likely to be a component failure that reduces life expectancy to well below 10,000 hours in all cases.

He also mentioned that if the tube seal is compromised the dust may be toxic. Nice!
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2014 06:51:01 GMT
fred26 says:
Thanks for your review and update following a report you obtained about the problems with bulb failure from an electrician. I am concerned as I recently bought one of these and if the manufacturer is not monitoring quality control properly, it should be reported to Amazon as a health & safety issue.
FredSp

Posted on 11 Aug 2014 23:12:26 BDT
K.W. says:
Weird that you have such a bad luck with all your light bulbs (the old ones you mentioned lasted a month, these 9 months). Are you sure that it isn't your electrician and wiring at fault?
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