Rated 2 out of 5Â by 39
Rated 1 out of 5Â by LightSwapper One failure within a day, two within a two months
OK, I could've chalked the first failure up to one quality issue slipping into commerce. The second in two months!! OK, maybe a bad lot got into commerce, but come on...I don't have time to be swapping out lights and chasing warranties down. Tried Ecosmart's hotline...they don't work weekends. Tried the website, the warranty request form is dead, doesn't load. I won't be purchasing this brand anymore, from anywhere... That said, I'm guessing Home Depot will take care of me, but I wouldn't recommend they continue doing business with a company that can't control quality.
September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JRThePhotographer Seems like a good value, But comes back to bite you.
Bought the 4 pack, one has already bitten the dust, and another is on the way out. They can not have more than 20 hours of use on them.. Definitely not ecofriendly if they burn out so fast and proceed to the waste-dumps.
One thing that I noticed with the defective bulb was that there were some melted balls of metal rattling around in the tube. There were also signs that the base got very hot during operation as well.
Might want to nix this bulb before a fire results from their use. Advice to manufactures - Redesign and use better quality material!
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mms2002 Great Bulbs Great Warranty
These bulbs work great for me. I've had a bad bulb in the past, but Home Depot was quick to replace it for free! The rattling inside the bulb is actually a solid pellet of mercury that is used rather than the liquid that can be absorbed.
June 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mishkin worst ever
3 out of 4 bulbs in were bad - 2 were quite loud making buzzing sound, 1 lasted 2 minutes (no kidding) and only the last one was fine. I bought 2 packs but I did not even bother opening second one - both will go back to store.
July 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DSnedeker Stay Away from these bulbs
I purchased two packs of these about 5 days ago. I opened one of them and installed all 4. The first one failed after about 2 hours. I stopped for a dinner break about 8 PM or so. When I came back into the room it was completely black. I thought I might have turned the switch off. I reached for the switch but it was on. I looked up at the light fixtures and the remaining 3 were faintly flickering every few seconds. I started to pull them out and the ballasts were extremely hot. I returned them all the next day.
May 30, 2014