I have a desk lamp that uses 2 G16.5 bulbs (standard lightbulb base, small bulb, like an oven bulb). The original bulbs lasted about 3 years. In the last year I've replaced the bulbs 3 frikken times! I've tried all the different brands and it makes no difference. Hell, I bought one pack of Sylvanias, and both blew out within a day. The bulbs have been made in Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, and god knows where else. I just can't believe it's that hard to make a lightbulb. Hell, we've been doing it for almost a hundred fifty freaking years. You can't give me a bulb that will last more than 2 or 3 months? Edison and Tesla must be rolling. They'd never have imagined that their ideas would have been so corrupted just to make a fast buck.