Do LEDs really last as long as the claims?

Our years of testing LED lamps here in the UK suggest that some of the claimed lifespan figures are misleading to say the least. As a general guide, a quality LED lamp currently will have an effective lifespan of 25,000 hours.

Anything claiming to have a lifespan of 40,000 to 50,000 hours is either an exceptional product or is one based on figures extrapolated from a few thousand hours of operation. The price tag should indicate the product category, but this is not always the case.

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