y brothers in China have purchased 2 Philips brand compact flourescent bulbs from Walmart China, one which burned out after only a month and another which burned out in less than a week. These bulbs should last for 10,000 hours, or over 6 years. His case is well documented.
___He paid 30.80RMB each, for a total of 61.60RMB, for which he received 1 month and 1 week’s worth of light, all in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. Due to terrible quality control in Philip’s China factory these bulbs were shipped to Walmart stores in China, where my brother purchased them and was cheated. That is a lot of money to lose.
___I purchased GE compact flourescent bulbs here in Canada, similar to the ones pictured here. The older version of these bulbs were rated for 14,000 hours. At 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, they should last 5 years. I kept my receipt. After only 2 years my bulb burned out, so I called up GE in Canada, and explained that my bulb burned out prematurely. They sent me a coupon for a free replacement bulb.
___The compact flourescent bulbs pictured here are the newer version of the same GE bulbs but rated at 10,000 hours. At 8 hours a day, 365 days a year they should last me 3.5 years. They were purchased at Walmart, here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. If they burn out prematurely I will call GE for free replacements. These bulbs are made in China, where my brother lives.
___I hope that my brother in China can either return his bulbs to Walmart for a full refund or he can call up Philips in China and get free replacements for his bulbs. It is bad business for Philips to sell bulbs in China that are of bad quality. Philips has a world wide reputation as a high quality manufacturer, but when my brother in China gets cheated, then why should I here in Canada purchase Philips products? Maybe I will also get cheated?
___The internet makes the world smaller. While I am separated from my brother by half the globe and a time difference of 12 hours, I will not purchase any Philips product here in Canada until my brother in China can resolve his Philips issues. I ask that others In China, Canada and around the world to also not purchase Philips products. I think this is only fair.