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PLANNED OBSOLESENCE!!!!!!!! LED tube failed after only 3 months

PLANNED OBSOLESENCE!!!!!!!! LED tube failed after only 3 months

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Only THREE MONTHS have been passed, since the installation of the LED tubes in the preheat/switchstart 36W T8 battens, and this and other TENS of them, already FAILED (Yes, one of them went "Mercury straved" [Glowed dimly with brightness vibrations] LOL).
Others have many of their LEDs started to dim out.
Here is a list of lightsource for household use which I sorted from the shortest to the longest lamp life:
1. CFL (Shortest life)
2. LED
3. Long T5s
4. Halogen
5. Incandescent
6. PL magnetic
7. T8 and T12 magnetic (Longest life)

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Nov 02, 2012 at 04:43 AM Author: mima
More than planned obsolescence I'd guess it's just poor manufacturing, resulting in lower production cost and crappy quality.

Personally I don't like these LED lights, I much prefer the regular discharge stuff (fluorescent, HID or whatever).

Gimme a discharge lamp and a humming ballast Grin

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Nov 02, 2012 at 05:38 AM Author: FrontSideBus
Yeah that's not planned obsolescence.... That's just (...) lamps!

UK out of the EU!
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Nov 02, 2012 at 05:47 AM Author: dor123
There are no ways to produces a LED lamp or fixture for general lighting that will last the theoretical 100,000 hours. Such a fixture or a lamp, can cost thousands of dollars (As high as a short-arc xenon lamp).
Using LEDs for general lighting, requires crowding them in a small area and within a few mm from each other, and supply them their rated current or overdriving them. This results in the LED lighting to have the shortest life of all forms of electrical lighting forms, except carbon arc.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Nov 04, 2012 at 09:22 AM Author: BG101
What an expensive mistake. Hope they see sense now and reinstate the control gear and proper fluorescent tubes!


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Say NO to DICTATORSHIP in the form of bulb/tube/ballast bans !!

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Nov 04, 2012 at 09:29 AM Author: FrontSideBus
The local council near where I work have been replacing all of their SOX streetlights with LED but now it looks like they have given up on them and they are now using 55w PL-L lanterns instead! In fact the last few LED lanterns that have been erected have not been connected yet and the SOX that they would have replaced lives on! Its been like that for a month now

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Nov 04, 2012 at 09:34 AM Author: dor123
Our government spends billions of NIS, for these junk environment activities.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
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I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Nov 04, 2012 at 03:33 PM Author: sparkie
LED will never replace fluorescent or discharge for general area lighting as the amount of material and components needed for a given area of light are massively greater ...

4-foot fluorescent tube = one straight glass tube, a small amount of white powder, some krypton gas and a couple of electrodes. One simple ballast and starter to run it. Easily 12,000hr+ of life and only a few £ to replace.

4-foot LED tube = one straight glass or plastic tube, several hundred white LED's, loads of resistors/transistors/voltage regulators, long PCB with lots of tracks and solder joins, wires and connectors. A failure of any one of these can render the whole £45+ tube useless.

LED definitely has many good uses, and in these applications it is a phenomenal revolution - stage and entertainment lighting being the main one here (anyone who saw the opening/closing ceremonies of the Olympics 2012 would definitely agree!) and things like traffic signals, freezer cabinet lighting and battery powered lamps are all excellent uses for this technology.

But illumination of the average supermarket/office/classroom/road/sports hall is the domain of discharge-based lamps and will always be, LED is not appropriate here.
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Nov 04, 2012 at 06:37 PM Author: TL8W
AGREE WITH YOU ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

We do not have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. The ability to be civil is available to everyone on earth, for free.

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