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Old 07-12-2016, 02:37 PM
Machine Elf Machine Elf is offline
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Originally Posted by Vicsage View Post
Hope you all bought your LEDs years ago, because I fear the newer ones won't last near as long. There's little money to be made in making a bulb last 20 years.
This is conspiracy theory stuff. If mfrs aren't making long-lived bulbs, it's because no customer wants to pay what it costs to make them. If customers are willing to pay for long-lived bulbs, then somebody will make them, unless the entire industry is engaged in deliberate, illegal collusion; no single manufacturer will unilaterally decide not to make long-lived bulbs if that's what the market truly wants and is willing to pay for.