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doesn't last long, too expensive, outdated vs. LED
on October 6, 2012
I have 8 of these in my kitchen due to a California mandate on my kitchen remodel, which was done in 2007.
I have replaced all of them at least twice, and some as many as 3 times.
I have bought the GE F26TBX every time, because that's the only thing out there.
It is therefore safe to conclude that the life of these bulbs is VERY POOR (< 2 years average).
Given their high cost vs. incandescent, they are a RIPOFF! If only the state law hadn't mandated fixtures that force me to use this bulb. I could be really saving energy if the government hadn't done any mandate at all, because I'd already be using much longer life and more energy efficient LED replacement floods! Another case of a government policy that's expensive, became outdated too quickly, and locks me into an inferior solution (unless I spend a small fortune on new fixturing).