How long do things last?

I have just installed an energy-saving lightbulb. It is supposed to last for ten years. This is so different from my past experience with energy-saving lights that I am moved to put it on record, with the aim of reporting its demise in due course.

  • Flymo HC330 lawn mower, 22.6.07: ¶ motor gave out on 2.11.13 after working pretty hard on wet grass for most of an hour.
  • Casecom ATX 300W power pack, 6.11.07: ¶ died suddenly on 25.3.15.
  • SF Detection carbon monoxide detector, model SF350EN, 25.1.08. ¶ Defunct 25.8.14.
  • Flymo Contour Cordless 500XT line trimmer, 11.6.12; used occasionally (four to five times a year, often until charge exhausted): ¶ battery gave out in April 2016.
  • Lightbulb, 2.10.12: Tesco Stick, 11w 630lm, supposed to last 10000 hours. "Not suitable with electronically switched circuit" -- it's on a sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 2.2.14.
  • Kettle, 19.12.12: Argos Value, 1.7l, 2.2KW; ¶ failed 12.1.13, replaced under guarantee
  • Kettle, 12.1.13: Argos Value, 1.7l, 2.2KW; ¶ failed 9.6.16
  • Lightbulb, 1.3.13: Tesco Stick, 15w/850 lumen, 10000 hours.
  • Light tube, 3.3.13: General Electric F8W/35, no promises.
  • Lightbulb, 19.3.13: Tesco Stick, 11w 630lm, supposed to last 10000 hours. "Not suitable with electronically switched circuit" -- it's on a sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 7.7.14.
  • Garden shredder, 5.5.13: Bosch AXT 2200. ¶ failed September 2016.
  • Lightbulb, 18.8.13: Philips Energy Saver, 14w/800lm, supposed to last 10000 hours.
  • Lightbulb, 10.12.13: Tesco Stick N3PY15/827, 15w/850 lumen, 10000 hours. ¶ Defunct 19.11.16.
  • Lightbulb, 1.1.14: Tesco R50 spotlight (incandescent)
  • Lightbulb, 4.1.14: Phillips Genie 6 yr 8w.
  • Lightbulb, 11.1.14: Tesco Stick 23w/1450 lumen, 10 yr/9855 hr
  • Flymo Hovervac lawnmower, 28.1.14.
  • Lightbulb, 2.2.14: Patria 11w, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 7.7.14.
  • Lightbulb, 27.3.14: Tesco Stick 23w/1450 lumen, 9855 hr, 5000 on/offs
  • Lightbulb, 26.4.14: Tesco 60w incandescent, on sensor switch
  • Lightbulb, 7.7.14: Sainsbury 40w coiled coil incandescent, to standard IEC64, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 19.11.16.
  • Lightbulb, 7.7.14: Sainsbury 40w coiled coil incandescent, to standard IEC64, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 19.11.16.
  • Lightbulb, 5.8.14: Osram 40w incandescent. ¶ Defunct 5.8.14.
  • Lightbulb, 6.8.14: Diall 13w C99A 13 2700KB22/664 lumens 10000h/13W01 "not suitable for sensor light"
  • Lightbulb, 30.8.14: B & Q 60w 700lumen incandescent, to standard EN 60432-1.
  • Lightbulb, 11.9.14: Bell 60w incandescent, on electronic timer most of the time.
  • Lightbulb, 25.9.14: Tesco Stick 15w/845 lumen, "lasts 10 years", bought 19.8.13.
  • Lightbulb, 6.10.14: Bell 60w twisted candle incandescent.
  • Fluorescent strip starter, 17.10.14: Ask Components VKS10.
  • Lightbulb, 11.11.14: B&Q 9w/405 lumen candle.
  • Lightbulb, 19.12.14: Sainsbury 40w coiled coil incandescent, to standard IEC64, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 1.9.16.
  • Lightbulb, 25.1.15: Tesco Stick 15w/845 lumen, "lasts 10 years", bought 3.10.14.
  • Lightbulb, 14.2.15: Tesco Stick 23w/1450 lumen, 10000 hours, 5000 switching cycles, 30 sec warmup.
  • Lightbulb, 12.3.15: Tesco Stick 15w/845 lumen, "lasts 10 years", bought 3.10.14, on timer.
  • Lightbulb, 8.2.16: Diall 13w C99A 13 2700KB22/664 lumens 10000h/13W01 "not suitable for sensor light" bought 2.4.13
  • Lightbulb, 28.2.16: Ring 45mm Globe 40w incandescent
  • Line trimmer, 17.5.16: B&Q/MacAllister 18V Cordless Grass Trimmer MGTP18LI_GB_V2_141020, Lithium ion battery pack MBAP18, charger MCHP18
  • Kettle, 9.6.16: Argos Value, 1.7l, 2.2KW
  • Lightbulb, 5.7.16: BHS 60w reflector incandescent, model 590 088 5820
  • Lightbulb, 1.9.16: B&Q 60w 700 lumen incandescent, to standard EN 60432-1, on sensor switch.
  • Lightbulb, 15.l0.16: Tesco spotlight R63 60w E27 1000 hours incandescent
  • Lightbulb, 19.11.16: Woolworth M single coil 40w incandescent, on sensor switch.
  • Lightbulb, 19.11.16: B&Q J3 60w 700lumen incandescent, EN60432-1, on sensor switch.
  • Lightbulb, 20.11.16: Philips Genie WW 827 B22 BC 10000h 14w 800lm
  • Lightbulb, 14.1.17: Diall LED B22 15000h 30000 on/off 8.1w 806lm
  • Spotlight bulb, 29.1.17: B&Q R80 E27 es 60w 240lm 1000 hours
  • Lightbulb, 8.2.17: Tesco Stick 15w 845lm 9855 hours EN60968 bought 8.2.16
  • Electronic timer, 18.2.17: Home Office Connect-It EP102454 (Europasonic/Robert Dyas)
  • Lightbulb, 21.3.17: TCP Classic LED warm white 6w 350lm 25000 hours 50000 on/off bought 19.2.15
  • Lightbulb, 6.7.17: Philips energy saver Genie WW 827 11w/60w 600lm 10000h

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