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GE Light Bulbs

GE Light Bulbs
Overall Satisfaction Rating 1.21/5
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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: 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.

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        Rated with 1 star
        Verified Reviewer
        Original review: 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.

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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: 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.

          4 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: 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.

          7 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: Aug. 10, 2019

          Identifiers from package: 40A15/CD1-DG2 PC: 81455. The rating specified on the packaging of these is 1.4 years at 3 hours per day usage. We have always kept range hood light on continuously, 24 hours per day because the stove in a corner where it is somewhat dark. Based on the specified rating, and using it at 24 hours per day, they should last about 64 days, which in itself is extremely low when you consider that the old conventional type lasted maybe 5 years or longer. Replacing them was so infrequent that no one would ever give it a second thought. Starting in 2007 I used CFLs in the range hood and they lasted an average of 2.4 years between 2007 and 2016, always on, 24 hours per day.

          I’ve had headaches with bulb replacements in general since Walmart stopped selling CFLs in 2016. The CFLs were performing quite well everywhere in the house. No complaints in spite of the initial changeover cost. The cost of LEDs was still quite high then. I’ve tried incandescent halogens in other lighting that we use the most frequently and was only getting about 2 months out of them. Will have to try LED next I guess because the GE 40w (“regular”) Appliance Bulbs and the incandescent halogens I’ve tried elsewhere are worthless. This may seem trivial but to me, bulbs that only last a month or two is ridiculous. In my opinion they shouldn’t be allowed to sell them. Note: The reason I have this data is because when I changed over the whole house to CFLs in 2007 I started a log and have kept it updated with replacement info since then.

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          Rated with 1 star
          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: July 22, 2019

          Bought 2 packets of GE Reveal LED light bulbs. When screwing in the light bulb there was an explosion and a fire. Thank goodness I had the lampshade on because the shards of glass could have easily hit my eye as the lamp was at eye level. I called out an electrician thinking it was our wiring or the outlet. It wasn’t. So, I googled the light bulb. Apparently this is a THING and it has happened to MANY people. DANGEROUS.

          5 people found this review helpful
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          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: May 3, 2019

          I purchased a 2 pack from Lowe's and within a 1 week one bulb stopped working and 2 weeks after that the second bulb blew out. I returned them to Lowe's and got another 2 pack of bulbs. Tonight the first one in that pack blew out. It is 4 months old. These bulbs were about $18 for a 2 pack and advertise a 15 year life. I don't have the packaging to return these bulbs so I will write it off as a lesson learned and will try another brand.

          9 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 2 stars
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          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: April 26, 2019

          I will be making another trip to Lowe's to exchange yet another factory defective appliance bulb. I purchased two 25W LED appliance bulbs earlier this week for under my microwave. Only one worked out of the package. The second one did not work at all. Made an exchange yesterday at the same Lowe's store. Tried the exchanged bulb last night - again nothing. The original working bulb is fine in either socket. The faulty bulbs work nowhere. Not in either socket of the microwave downlight, or any other socket I try. It is absolutely the bulb that is defective. GE must not have any Quality Control in place. Trying again today. Third time is a charm - right?

          4 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
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          Original review: April 15, 2019

          I purchased GE LED bulbs from Target. Installed in our kitchen chandelier. Within a few weeks, one of the bulbs apparently overheated and started burning. The insulation on the base of the bulb was charred, as well as the socket in the lamp holder. There was a flame rising from the fixture and much black smoke in the room. The new dimmer was damaged and no longer functions. The kitchen circuit breaker tripped. The flame self-extinguished. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

          8 people found this review helpful
          Rated with 1 star
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          Verified Reviewer
          Original review: March 26, 2019

          I was sitting at my desk in my bedroom with my back to my ceiling fan when I heard a very loud bang behind me. The bulb in my ceiling fan exploded and sent shards of hot glass all over my bedroom. I discovered several burn holes in my comforter and glass pieces embedded in the mattress. VERY DANGEROUS PRODUCT!

          9 people found this review helpful

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            GE Light Bulbs Company Information

            Company Name:
            GE Washing Machines
            Company Type:
            Public
            Ticker Symbol:
            GE
            Country:
            United States
            Website:
            www.ge.com

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