Originally Posted by Starquester
My 65734's lamp went out at 14930 hours, just replaced it with an $85 Phillips unit yesterday.
YMMV I suppose.
That is excellent life out of it. I buy the Osram lamps and I usually get about 4800 hours out of them before they start flickering. I replace mine when they begin to flicker instead of going out completely. Maybe I'll try the Philips next, but I JUST installed my 3rd lamp and STILL have a 4th backup Osram lamp waiting. I'm sure the two used lamps I have are still good for 2000 more hours, but letting them flicker might damage the ballast.