oxnsox:robjg63: Took the dud viribright LED bulb back to Bunning and they exchanged it.
This is the warm white 8w bulb.
Installed it in a different location and away it went. Had it running for around 30 minutes. Turned it off and on a couple of times - all fine.
Left it turned off and came back an hour later - dead!
I dont know if there is something seriously wrong with these things (the cool white one still works), but I cant say that I am impressed. $17 for 30 minutes of light?????
I dont think its worth the petrol taking another one back again to be honest.
Has quite put me off LED lights for now.....
What sort of installation is/was it?
Downlights fittings, for example, where lamps are vertical and well vented may run more reliably????
The one that is still working (the cool white 8w) is in a bedside lamp - so I guess thats standing upright.
The ones that failed have both been in downlights and well ventilated - though what heat they could produce in a couple of mintes (for the first one) and 20 minutes for the second I couldnt really say...