Cabin Update Lighting FAIL

     As many of you know we have a long term cabin project that we are working on here that will be using energy efficient products as well as a slightly unusual design. Well today I want to give a review on a product that we have been using for our temp lighting:

Westinghouse: Soft White, mini-twist 23 watt
     We  started to expand our lighting to two floors and we picked up a couple of packages of the CFL's to use as temp lighting and at this point I can say they have been an absolute failure 50% of the 8 bulbs we have installed have failed within 8 hours again 50% in 8 hrs, so much for a 10,000 hr lifespan.

     So my recommendation is, DO NOT buy this brand or wattage, I am not sure if this is a bad production run or something else but but out of two packages to have this kind of failure rate is telling me something is wrong. 

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Rick said...

Interesting. I have bought probably dozens of CFL's for my house and have had only 1 failure after 3 years... I do not know however which brands I have bought...

Scott R said...

Rick, I have bought dozens for other locations as well but with either this brand or production run something went wrong, if you smell the lights after I took them down you get the very distinct smell of burnt electronics so something let go.

Rick, appreciate you stopping by.


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