Daily Trivia - Light Bulbs I wonder, maybe this is just me but are light bulbs a rip off? They never seem to last very long and I am forever replacing them. Some even burn out after a couple of months. I've tried halogen types imbedded in the ceiling - the worst of all. I bought Philips, other well known makes and they all seem to be the same as the cheap bulbs from Tesco's. Even light bulbs advertised as long life don't seem to do much better. Recently the fuse box was changed and the electrics checked so its not the voltage or old wiring etc. To top it all I read of a town in California where they have a light bulb that has been working for a hundred years! How long is your oldest light bulb and how long did the worst one last? Are we being ripped off?