Are All LEDs Claiming Longer Life Spans Really Accurate?
One of the main reasons why LEDs have become so popular is that they claim to last for years, even if you regularly use them, but is this really true? Many energy-efficient LED light bulbs failed before their advertised lifespan, tests have found. Some did not even reach the EU’s new minimum of 6,000 hours which comes into force in March. LED bulbs from Ikea and Technical Consumer Products (TCP) performed worst, according to Which? The consumer watchdog and European partners tested five samples of 46 types of bulb. New EU regulations say that from March 1, 90 per cent of any batch of LED (light emitting diode) bulbs should last at least 6,000 hours. More on the story at Daily Mail.