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cowboyro
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Shelton, CT
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Re: [RANT] Commercial Electric 4 in. Brushed Nickel Recessed LED

There is no such thing as 100% reliable.
The life of LED lamps is incorrectly assumed to be 50,000hrs. That is the MTBF, the average time it takes a unit to become unusable (either completely fail or degrade beyond the normal specified parameters). AVERAGE is the key word... In theory if half of units last 0 and half last 100,000hrs then the MTBF is 50,000...


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I know, but still it's deceptive. I have other LED lights, mostly the screw in kind, and none of those have failed. I chose LEDs because I didn't want to have to be faced with building scaffolding to replace the lamp again anytime soon. Should have stuck with the halogen bulbs that I was changing out every 20 years, their average life span in my situation..