Yes, there are circumstances where LEDs fail early. It is important to pay attention to construction. Heat is any devices enemy so being able to conduct the heat away is important. They all (mostly) are made in China but the quality varies. You want to order ones that use an aluminum substrate NOT bakelite. The aluminum acts as a heat sync and conducts the heat away, extendiing the life of the unit imensely, and yes, LEDs do conduct heat. So whether you order from China or a US company that imports from China, order the quality unit. You will be happier in the long run. Now for those of you that are considering an LED strip to replace your T5 flourescent tube, I have found a LED tube for 10 bucks. I am ordering one, at first, to evaluate it and will post the results.
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