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Exchanging lightbulbs that clearly don't meet their lifetime use rating
So I'm a pretty big fan of efficient energy, and ignoring all those letters to the editor you see in the Vancouver Sun about how LED bulbs are nowhere near as efficient/long-lasting/safe as they're claimed to be, I bought a big Phillips 42W LED bulb for my upright lamp in the corner of my apartment. Last night I turned it on and it burned out.
I bought the bulb in September (from IKEA...I think). Supposedly these things last seven years; I don't use the lamp that much. Maybe two or three hours per night and that's only when I'm home in the evening. Considering they're like $20+ each I'm more than a little annoyed.
I'm pretty sure I don't have the receipt - though it might be buried somewhere. What's my route for exchanging the bulb? Do I contact Philips or IKEA, and would I need the receipt with either?
edit: the closest thing I can find to the bulb on Philips website is this one, which is just like mine except mine does not say "1CT" anywhere on the base, so I'm assuming for all intents and purposes they're the same bulb. I read "lasts 7 years" on a separate Philips page - this one says that it lasts 8000 hours. I've had mine for about 250 days and that's being generous, so it still clearly hasn't come anywhere near the lifetime of the bulb.