Frustrated with CF bulbs

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Registered: 05-11-2009
Frustrated with CF bulbs
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Wed, 09-30-2009 - 9:41am

Do you even like CF bulbs? I've become very frustrated with them not lasting as long as I think they should. What happened to them lasting for years and years??


I've seen lots of discussion about these bulbs and it seems people either love them or hate them.


Do you prefer the old lightbults despite them not being as energy efficient?




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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 9:55am
We have yet to have one of them things last like they say. We went back to the old fashioned kind and at least I pretty much know how long they will last so I keep back ups./
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 12:05pm
I had one in my office I put in when we moved here

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 12:08pm

We seem to move so often that I guess I don't know if they've ever burnt out. We've been moving every two years for the past 8 years. (Grumble grumble!)

I do save the receipts in a file just in case! The guarantee on the ones I bought was for 7 - 9 years. You can bet I'll bring them back if they don't last that long.

I do sometimes wonder if the brand matters? DH buys batteries at the Dollar Store sometimes and they never seem to last as long as the better name brands.

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