The bulbs that were supposed to last well beyond the life-span of ordinary bulbs, many of us are finding these bulbs are not lasting anywhere as long as promised. The secret is how you use them. CFLs do not like:
- being turn on and off again in a short timeframe
- heat and humidity - bathrooms may not be the best location for these bulbs
- vibrations - keep them out of ceiling fans and garage door openers
- dimmable or recessed lighting - look for bulbs designed for this purpose only
Armed with this knowledge, here's hoping you get closer to the 10,000 hours promised.