Bright Effects Compact Flouresent Bulbs / Bulbs dont last as warranteed
Like so many other people have been complaining about I have the same problem with my Bright Effect CF bulbs. When we built our current home and moved in 2 years ago we changed nearly 50% of the bulbs upon moving in and have continued to add more and more of these CF bulbs since then.
Problem now is about a year into there use, (we're empty nesters and live in the dark, so no these bulbs have very little use time on them)
Since then we have had 9 of them die for no reason, some of them actually started smoking!!! Other just started to fizzle and go out while they were in use. When is someone going to make this manufacturer stand behind the claims of 9 year warranty?
First of all, I stop keeping all the recepts because there were so many of them but more importantly!!!all the writing on them faded to nothing!!! Maybe they know that and figure if you actually kept and even know were you put them that the information will have faded so badly that they can simply say tu[censored]
Most people understand things go bad and nothing lasts forever BUT, a product that says they last 7-10yrs (depending on the bulb and maker) then dam it they should actually be capable of lasting that long. The cost of these bulbs is quite high and to have them blowing out all the time is an insult.
Especially with the US Govt. now pressing us all to use these bulbs maybe OBAMA WILL FUND ALL THE RETURNS TOO!!!