Image  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.