Almost exactly a year ago I posted about switching my kitchen to some PAR20 LED bulbs, talking about the economics of them, given their very long (50,000 hour) expected lifetime, and 5 year warranty.
The bad news – last night one quit on me. :( The good news is, Home Depot treated me very well; the guy from the electrical section just said “well, 5 year warranty and we haven’t even carried them that long. Here’s a new one.” I had no receipt, and they didn’t even bother looking it up.
I had to manhandle it into the PAR20 gimbal a bit; maybe that is why it died an early death? I hope this isn’t common. I paid $25 each (now $20) and expected to never have to change those bulbs again. Check back next year to see how the other 5 are faring. :)