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48" Linear LED T-8 Tubes, Replacement LED tubes for florescent bulbs.
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Light Bulbs (627)
AMERICAN LIGHTING, INC.    
Zilotek
48" Linear LED Tubes
714176000251
11/1/2015  
 
Menards
Iowa
4/20/2016
I installed 18 of these 48" Linear LED T8 Tubes in my garage in 3 approved 6 bulb fixtures. Within 1 month one bulb quit working. When removed I noticed it was deformed on the back side of the bulb housing like it had been hot and blistered the plastic. I returned the bulb to Menards where I purchased them and was given a replacement bulb of the same type. Within the next 2 months another bulb quit working, I replaced it. It had not blistered like the first one. Last week, Within 5 months of purchase(4/20/16) a third bulb quit working. This time I had just entered my garage and turned on the lights. I was in the garage for about 30 seconds and heard a sizzling sound and then started to smell something hot. I looked up at my lights and saw smoke coming from a light fixture and molten plastic dripping onto the floor. I quickly shut the lights off and removed the bulb that had quit working and shorted out and melted. I am glad that I was present and recognized the problem quick enough to prevent a fire or further damage. The failed bulb blackened and damaged the light fixture reflector. I have attached many photos of both bulbs. When I took the first bulb back I voiced my concern and was told they had no other problems with the product. I have repeatedly tried to contact the distributor (American Lighting, Inc.) Their customer service keeps sending my calls to a "[REDACTED]" who will not return my calls.
9/14/2016
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
62 years
Yes
No
No
I still have product, I have tried contacting distributor with no reply
Yes
N/A

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