Today I helped my friend Matt with a small home improvement project. He wanted to install a new hanging light fixture above the front door.
Since the ceiling was about 16 ft (approximately 5 meters) high, we rented a 14 ft step ladder from Home Depot and installed the fixture.
The three light bulbs used were Philips DuraMax Long Life bulbs.
One the box, it says "Lasts 1 year".
During the first trial, all three bulbs have light up.
A few minutes later, one of the bulbs burnt out.
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Did I mention, these were Philips DuraMax Long Life bulbs that should last at least one year, as what was printed on the boxes?
Apparently by "one year", Philips meant "4 hours of average usage per day/7 days per week".
I have always thought phone numbers with the prefix 555 are fake numbers only used in American films.
1-800-555-0050 is the number to call if you like to leave a message for Philips.