Before we moved in to our condo, we installed these set of lights in our kitchen.
Like any modern homeowner, we installed energy saving bulbs or CFLs.
CFLs would save energy and save us money in the long term right?
We must have gone through more than ten light bulbs in the last four years.
Maybe the lights were not wired properly. Maybe there were power surges and spikes.
The bulbs couldn’t last more than a few months before they would burn out.
I don’t think we’ve been cycling the lights on and off too often. I even tried installing regular light bulbs but they wouldn’t survive either.
Last month two light bulbs failed.
So I had enough. I didn’t want to spend any more money on expensive light bulbs, so we replaced it with this fluorescent light.
No-frills, bright and economical. Now we have a new set of old (fashioned) lights.
Hope we don’t have any problems from now on.
My living room lights are giving me the same problem. The CFLs don’t last more than a year.
I suspect low quality light fixtures or low quality installation could be a factor.
I’ve been buying Phillips CFLs so I don’t think the light bulbs were an issue. I even tried buying some GE brand imported light bulbs but those died too.
Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
In the future I would be careful about buying low-quality light fixtures. I guess our focus was mainly on the design and the price.
But how am I supposed to know which are good quality or not?
I would probably stay with fluorescent lights.