Two things I’ve learned about LED lightbulbs, and one thing I’ve recently learned about myself:
- LED lightbulbs don’t last anywhere near as long as it says on the box. Not even close.
- When LED bulbs go bad, they don’t simply stop working– they start flashing like a strobe light.
- I am one of those people who are sensitive to strobe lights, so when an LED in its death throes starts flashing away I have to shut my eyes and leave the room. Otherwise I’ll end up on my knees with nausea.
I was curious what the inside of an LED lightbulb looked like, so I sawed one open with a hacksaw. Everything is pretty flat inside. There’s really no need for that big plastic dome, other than tradition: