OMG. One of my LED Tubes died after 11 months. It's supposed to last 45 years. It didn't even make 1 year. I am disappointed.
I took it back the next day (Costco handled it no problem) - and I bought the same pair as a replacement. I hope they last 45 years as they promise. This was a little hassle (waste of my time), but I was glad I bought them from Costco. Imagine if I bought them from elsewhere, or online store, etc.. then I'll have to package it and ship them back??? I avoided a major hassle because I shopped at Costco.
Buying a defective item is something you cannot avoid. It's nobody's fault.
Below is my blog from 11 months ago - about the light tube.
The new technology is here. And it's available at Costco. This is quickly becoming an old news. But, for now, I am excited about this new technology.
You can now replace 4 feet florescent tubes with LEDs without modifying internal wiring of the fixture. You simply replace the tubes. They are expensive, but not by much. I replaced 4 tubes in the kitchen ceiling, and I am happy about how they perform. They save electricity. They will last 45 years. So, I wrote down the installation date on the tubes. If they stop working after only 44 years, I will take them back for a refund.
- Uses 17 Watts (instead of normal 40 Watts)
- Instant on
- No humming (buzzing) noise.
- Cool white 4100k color
- 50,000 run hours (45 years in normal use)
Below: "11-04" written by the prior home owner.
This irritates me. Did he mean November 2004? or April 2011 ?