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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2023
Absolute worst! GE says they last 13 years. They do NOT! We built a new house 5 years ago and I spent quite a bit of money in purchasing these bulbs for the entire house. So far we have had to replace every single bulb due to failure. GE’s replacement policy is complete garbage. You have to call and speak to someone who then decides if they will replace the bulbs or not and you better have your box and receipt, thank god we saved ours. Then they mail you coupons to buy more bulbs which takes 7-14 business days to arrive.
This last time I called to replace more bulb that’s have failed they made me mail the bulbs back and I have to wait for GE to test the bulbs before they will even send the coupons for the total amount. Lowe's used to carry the bulbs but now you have to go to Walmart and they don’t carry a huge assortment. I wish I had read the reviews for these bulbs before purchasing. Don’t waste your money and time! Such a hassle and obvious marketing fraud! I posted reviews on GE lighting website. My review was moderated and removed. That’s the only way they can have positive reviews.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2022
We installed all new bathroom fixtures with 6 new GE Reveal LED bulbs. Just 6 months later ALL the bulbs burned out within a couple weeks of each other. I purchased identical new GE Reveal replacement bulbs and they only lasted about 90 days before they all burned out too. The box says they will last 13 & 1/2 years if used 3 hours a day. Our usage is about 3 hours a day, but they burned out in just a few months. Don't expect GE bulbs to last as advertised. GE sent me a coupon when I contacted them, but it had so many restrictions I could not find any retailers willing to honor it. So, it turned out to be worthless.
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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021
We purchased 20 GE light bulbs at Rona in 2020 for pot lighting. Of these 20 bulbs 6 have exploded and the remainder have not lasted longer than a 6 months. I thought it was a bad batch and purchased 6 more at Lowe's In Aug 2021 and 2 of those have also exploded. I have tried to write to GE's customer service, however on their US/Canada Website they will not recognize Ontario as a location. Really disappointed by both the product and the customer service experience.
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2021
Purchased 24 GE fluorescent tube bulbs: f17-t8 /sp35/eco. Installed the bulbs into 4 NEW properly rated fluorescent ceiling light fixtures (4 bulbs each). 18 bulbs in a span of 2-3 months quit working, the other 6 bulbs lasted maybe 6 months. All of them after an average 4 hours per day usage. Average costs locally (walmart, home depot) is around $7.00 bulb+tax. GE claims 15,000 -30,000 hours life which means 15,000 hrs÷730 hrs (1 month) =20 months. IF all 24 bulbs lived 6 months, it's possible, (NOT!) but let's pretend: 24 bulbs x $7.00 each=$168, then ÷ 6 months is =$28 per month spent on bulbs!!!
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2020
I purchased 50 GE Reveal Light bulbs to replace the 50 incandescent lightbulbs within the new home build on May 30th, 2020. It is now August 5th and 18 of the bulbs have failed. And still many flicker. I love the light they produce but unfortunately these bulbs do not work. GE states that they are GE's best light bulb....no not true. They are GE's worst light bulb. I called customer service and they will only replace the defective ones. I don’t want any of these bulbs. Instead I want a refund For all 50 so I can purchase totally different LED bulbs. The ones from Sylvania from superstore last way longer. Now I have to wait for all of these bulbs to fail and get separate credits for them. I don’t trust GE's products, so I don’t want a GE credit! They need to fire all of their engineers and hire new ones! Either that or look at contracting with a new manufacturing facility.
Reviewed July 31, 2020
I also had two GE reveal 100watt bulbs explode on two separate occasions. One was uncovered in a bathroom light fixture that blew-up close to my face and I ended up stepping on a piece of glass while barefoot. The second was luckily in a kitchen ceiling fixture that was enclosed. They both only lasted 4-6 months. The first seemed like a freak accident but after the second one, I was convinced that it was defective bulbs from GE and judging from the comments here my assumption was correct.
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2019
Has a two-month lifetime. I bought a pair of these bulbs about 3 months ago. They promise a 15 thousand hours lifetime. One works steadily, but we only use it about 3 hours per day. The other is intermittent, works, but then sputters and dies, hence, useless.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2019
I replaced a few ceiling light fixtures with the 72W Hungary 120V GE bulbs (soft). Four days later, one of the bulbs exploded. It sounded like a shotgun or fire works, and hot glass flew to all corners of the room and into the back of my roommate who was working from home. I have never heard of bulbs exploding and was shocked to see other similar reviews here. It required extensive effort for clean-up with so many fine hot shards. The stench was intense, it smelled of burned tires or like burning industrial waste.
Reviewed Sept. 21, 2019
Have purchased over 60-70 GE LED bulbs over last few years from our local grocery store. The printed life of the box is about 22 years but in reality these last less than few months. Can understand this happening for one or two but for this to happen consistently over 4-5 years on a large number of bulbs suggests that this is not an anomaly but poor quality product with false claims build sold.
Reviewed Sept. 7, 2019
Just tried to replace 3-way bulb which exploded in my hand and left me with a pretty deep cut in my thumb. It was cold and the lamp was unplugged because I discovered a few hours earlier that the lamp was not functional. I am over 50 and this is the first time ever a cold light bulb literally exploded in my hands and required a very extensive clean-up. Thanks GE! I sincerely hope not needing any stitches - I am on my third high-absorbency paper towel trying to stop bleeding.
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