I don't want to hear anyone complain about the longevity of CFL bulbs anymore.
The light in our indoor storage recently broke and needed replacement. Opening the fixture, out comes a really massive, heavy bulb. Philips SL*18, it says. So I google it. One of the first hits is someone on an antique lamp site looking for an SL 18, "preferably working", and also mentions a later addition to the range from the early 1990s. A bit more googling leads me to a reference from 1984. Then one from a museum listing it as one of the first CFLs, introduced in 1981.
It was still working a week ago. Not very reliably anymore (sometimes it was mysteriously not working, and a few hours later it'd work fine again, and sometimes it buzzed), but still, I had no idea lamps could even get that old.
Anyone interested in an antique?