MAXLITE - LIARS SELLING GARBAGE AND CHEATING CONSUMERS!
MaxLite claims on their packaging that their "spiralmax" compact flourescent
bulbs last an average of 10,000 hours. That's a LIE!
They also state their bulbs "Will produce 9 years of trouble-free use."
I've had about 8 of these bulbs over the past 2 to 3 years, and NONE have
lasted for more than a few hundred hours of use, some much less. Upon my
calling the company to return the first for a warrantee replacement, the
MaxLite scammers had the collosal nerve to request $4.00 for the
replacement. I originally paid around $10 retail for it, but even $4 would
be much more than it's worth.
They sent a free replacement upon my threatening them with complaints to
consumer protection agencies for false advertising, but I first had to pay
the cost of shipping the defective bulb to them.
And so it has been - the bulb lasts only a short time, I have to mail it
back, and they send a replacement no better than the last one that
prematurely failed. These liars obviously count on the fact that most people
will just throw out the bad one and buy another with no thought about the
I'm fed up - and I'm using the old, reliable incandescent bulbs again.
| I'm fed up - and I'm using the old, reliable incandescent bulbs again.
Me, too. But not because I experienced the problem you had, but because
I just don't like the type of light they produce. I'm going for the low
voltage high color temperature halogens with a few incandescent lights at
line voltage to provide low color temperature mood lighting. Then I will
top that off with some LED lights run from DC with battery backup for
safety and emergency lighting in case the generator runs out of fuel.
| Phil Howard KA9WGN | http://linuxhomepage.com/ http://ham.org/ |
Phillips CONMEN selling SHIT compact fluorescent lamps that DON'T LAST
as long as they SAY ON THE PACKAGING...... BASTARDS!
LIGHTS OF AMERICA _SHIT_ they're selling lamps that get all HOT and CRAP
OUT at just a few MONTHS use.... BOLLOCKS!!!!
Cheap CHINESE crappy DOLLAR STORE compact fluorescents!!! How are we
supposed to know the COLOUR TEMPERATURE data means they're all going to
be BLUEY WHITE. SLANTY EYED willow patterned RICE MUNCHERS!
Generic Electric Corp and their TWISTY long life LOW ENERGY compact
fluorescent lamps. UNTIL you put them in an ENCLOSED FIXTURE, when they
go BOOM and make a BAD SMELL. RAVING SPUNK MONKEYS!
They all BUZZ and take ages to LIGHT UP FULLY, then when you DIM them
they go FOOMP! And drip MOLTEN plastic onto your DINNER. What do these
MORONS think they're DOING!
Then the ones that do LAST a while go a bit DIM! Not like they EVER
were as BRIGHT as a 100W lamp IN THE FIRST PLACE! And they DON'T even
make my chandelier SPARKLE like the old lamps did.
And did I mention RADIO INTERFERENCE! How do they expect a TINY little
CHOKE the size of a resistor to STOP it! They might as well LEAVE IT
OUT and quite frankly the CHEAP ones DO!!!!
And as for that ACTIVE air PUMP for cooling the TRANSISTORS. It's JUST
a bunch of FRICKIN' holes in the CASE!
AMALGAM my ARSE! It's defective bits that make the RATTLING noise.
I could just SCREAM!!!!! AAAAAARGH!
It's the first time I've tried CFL's and quite frankly I'm a bit disappointed.
Well, don't put them in enclosed fixtures.
Actually I have about 6 of them in enclosed fixtures (I think they were
GE) and I have not have any problems with them and they are lasting at least
as long as the standard lamps they replaced. Did you notice if they
indicated that they could be used in an enclosed fixture?
I believe if you would have read the package, it would have said they
can not be used with standard dimmers or maybe no dimmers at all.
You mean the moron you see in the mirror?
Mine are brighter.
Well what do you know.
I get no interference. Maybe it is that cheap radio you have. :-)
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