Returning Burned out Lightbulbs

Just wondering what others thoughts are on this.

In November I purchased a set of Osram CFLs from Bunnings for all of my lamps in the house. Over the last few months literally every one of them has burned out. They aren't on all day long and are only on when I'm home in the evening. I've never had this issue with any other CFLs. Luckily being as OCD as I am, I somehow found the receipt.

Should I return/exchange them? I feel like 5 months isn't nearly enough time, especially since they say "10,000 hour average lifespan"…


  • I don't see why not.


    Return/exchange of faulty goods

    Faulty or damaged goods under warranties

    In addition to manufacturers’ guarantees on selected products, Bunnings and its suppliers provide a guarantee of acceptable quality on every product, by law. You're entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure, and to compensation for other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You're also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality but the failure does not amount to a major failure.

    We recommend you retain your receipt, as we may require proof that you purchased the product from us. Our Team Members will be able to advise you whether a refund, exchange, repair or replacement is available.

  • Yes take them back, I'd' expect CCFLs to last at least a couple of years

  • 10,000 hours isn’t great but it is still nearly 14 months so I’d take them back.

  • I don't see a problem with returning them and I work for Bunnings at the Service Desk.

  • Bunnings are really good with returns. Take them back and get new ones from the shelf.

  • Just return them. It doesn't sound unreasonable.