Osram LED lamp [FAIL]

About two years ago we started switching from compact fluorescent lamps to LED lamps, mainly to avoid the mercury in the former ones. Also the longer lifespan of LEDs was a reason for us to switch. We currently have two types in our household: several cheap ones from Müller Licht (ALDI) and a bit more expensive ones from OSRAM. Guess which ones failed first…

Defective OSRAM Led LampThe stated 100,000 on/off cycles or 25,000 hours of run-time (at least that’s what I remember from their package) were definitely not reached. Far from it.

OSRAM gives a 4-year guarantee as far as I understood from reading their website. But to be honest: who keeps a bill for a lamp bought with other purchases two years ago? At least I did not… Sigh. 🙁