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.
  • Logik DAB clock radio LCRDAB10, 30.3.11; ¶ digital radio died on 1.11.18.
  • 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, 4.99; ¶ failed 9.6.16
  • Lightbulb, 1.3.13: Tesco Stick, 15w/850 lumen, 10000 hours, on timer switch. ¶ failed 12.2.20
  • 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. ¶ Defunct 27.12.19.
  • 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). ¶ Defunct 27.12.21.
  • Lightbulb, 4.1.14: Phillips Genie 6 yr 8w.
  • Lightbulb, 11.1.14: Tesco Stick 23w/1450 lumen, 10 yr/9855 hr, on sensor light. ¶ Defunct 13.9.19
  • Flymo Hovervac lawnmower, 28.1.14. Disc replaced 30.7.19.
  • 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" ¶ Defunct 15.8.22
  • 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. ¶ Defunct 7.1.18.
  • 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; accidentally broken 1.8.20
  • 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. ¶ Defunct 9.12.17.
  • 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. ¶ Defunct 7.6.18
  • Lightbulb, 15.l0.16: Tesco spotlight R63 60w E27 1000 hours incandescent. ¶ Defunct 27.11.17.
  • Lightbulb, 19.11.16: Woolworth M single coil 40w incandescent, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 9.12.17.
  • Lightbulb, 19.11.16: B&Q J3 60w 700lumen incandescent, EN60432-1, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 15.12.20.
  • Lightbulb, 20.11.16: Philips Genie WW 827 B22 BC 10000h 14w 800lm ¶ Defunct 10.11.20
  • Lightbulb, 14.1.17: Diall LED B22 15000h 30000 on/off 8.1w 806lm
  • Lightbulb, 29.1.17: B&Q R80 spotlight E27 es 60w 240lm 1000 hours
  • Lightbulb, 8.2.17: Tesco Stick 15w 845lm 9855 hours EN60968 bought 8.2.16 ¶ Defunct 4.12.21
  • 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
  • Lightbulb, 27.l1.17: Tesco spotlight R63 60w E27 1000 hours incandescent
  • Pull-switch for bathroom light, 1.12.17
  • Extractor fan, 1.12.17: Intervent NVF100T timer fan
  • Lightbulb, 9.12.17: B&Q J3 60w 700lumen incandescent, EN60432-1, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 26.12.19
  • Lightbulb, 7.1.18: Osram AB48945 2700K 9.5w LD7b bought 30.8.17 Argos
  • Kettle, 11.12.17: Argos Simple Value, 1.7l, 2.2KW, 5.49 ¶ Defunct August 2020
  • Striplight, 3.6.18: Tesco incandescent 465 lm 60 watt 1000 hrs
  • Lightbulb, 7.6.18: B&Q 60w 700 lumen incandescent, to standard EN 60432-1, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 19.3.19
  • Digital alarm clock radio, 6.11.18. Bush BD1508A, from Argos. ¶ mode switch failed 25.5.22
  • Lightbulb, 11.1.19: Ring Lighting 40w 360 lumen incandescent
  • Lightbulb, 1.3.19: 40w 360 lumen incandescent, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 28.9.19
  • Lightbulb, 27.3.19: 40w 360 lumen Ring Lighting 45mm globe incandescent
  • Oven light bulb, 28.3.19: Wilko 15w 80 lumen incandescent to 300 degrees, bought 28.3.19 ¶ Defunct very soon
  • Lightbulb, 19.3.19: Tesco LED classic 5.5w 470 lumen 15 years of light, on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 31.3.21
  • Fluorescent tube, 3.5.19: Eveready T5 840 CAP GS, 10000 hours, bought 5.12.13.
  • Spotlight bulb, 23.5.19: TCP_ halogen saver R50 E14 SES, 18 watt, 2 years 8000 switches.
  • HDMI to VGA connector, 1.8.19; TechRise Gold Plated High-Speed 1080P Active HDTV HDMI to VGA adapter Converter Male to Female.
  • Oven light bulb, 25.8.19; Wilko 15w 80 lumen incandescent to 300 degrees, bought 28.3.19
  • Sash cord, 30.8.19; BLOAK01820 from Kent Blaxill
  • Lightbulb, 13.9.19: Diall (B&Q 26.2.15) 1450 lm/23 w, 10000h/10y, 2700 deg K, on sensor light.
  • Lightbulb, 2.10.19: 9w 806 lm Tesco LED Classic 2700K warm white 15000h/15y 40000 switches, on sensor switch.
  • Washing machine, 25.11.19: Blomberg LWF27441W
  • Lightbulb, 26.12.19: Diall LED, 8w 806lm warm white, 15W44 (B&Q 8.2.16), on sensor switch.
  • Lightbulb, 29.12.19: Status stick bulb, 11w 600lm warm white (Co-op 29.12.19). ¶ defunct 6.3.23
  • Lightbulb, 14.1.20: Status stick bulb, 11w 600lm warm white (Co-op 29.12.19).
  • Lightbulb, 12.2.20: Tesco LED classic, 5.5w 470lm
  • Lightbulb, 3.8.20: Ring 45mm Globe 40w incandescent
  • Kettle, 30.8.20: Argos Cookworks plastic basic kettle, KE01109-GS, 9.99. ¶ Exchanged under guarantee 14.5.21.
  • Lightbulb, 12.10.20 : Status stick bulb, 11w 600lm (Co-op 21.1.20)
  • Lightbulb, 21.11.20: Tesco LED Classic BC Warm White 15000h 40000x. 9w 806lm, bought 2.1.20
  • Lightbulb, 16.12.20: Status stick bulb, 11w 600lm (Co-op 21.1.20) on sensor switch. ¶ Defunct 3.1.22
  • Fluorescent tube, 27.3.21: Eveready T5 840 CAP GS, 8w, 10000 hours, bought 5.3.13.
  • Lightbulb, 1.4.21: Tesco LED classic 6.5w 470lm, 15 years 40000x, on sensor switch.
  • Kettle, 14.5.21: Argos Cookworks plastic basic kettle, WK8221Y, replacing kettle bought 30.8.20.
  • Kettle, 14.5.21: Argos Cookworks plastic basic kettle, KE01109-GS, 9.99.
  • Lightbulb, 27.8.21: Meridian 600lm 6500K Cool White LED GLS lamp 7w LED type SMD 2835 code PBC7CW/PK2 TS-22449
  • Lightbulb, 5.12.21: Diall LED, 23w 1450lm, 14W50 (B&Q 26.2.15)
  • Lightbulb, 28.12.21: TCP R50/E14 Halogen Saver 18w 2000 hours 8000x ¶ Died instantly.
  • Lightbulb, 28.12.21: TCP R50/E14 Halogen Saver 18w 2000 hours 8000x
  • Lightbulb, 4.1.22: Meridian 600lm 6500K Cool White LED GLS lamp 7w LED type SMD 2835 code PBC7CW/PK2 TS-22449, on sensor switch.
  • Digital alarm clock radio, 7.7.22. Bush BD1508A, from Argos.
  • Lightbulb, 13.8.22: Philips/Signify 15w incandescent oven light 1000h
  • Lightbulb, 15.8.22: Tesco LED Classic BC Warm White 15000h 40000x. 9w 806lm, bought 2.1.20
  • Lightbulb, 6.11.22: British Electric Lamps Ltd 55mm twisted candle (frost) 60w
  • Spotlight, 26.11.22: Tesco Home LED R80 R27/RS TR60EW warm white 806lm 7.3w 15000h 40000x
  • Lightbulb, 6.3.23: TCP LED Classic 2700K 810lm (Merrills 17.12.20) <

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