I was in the Flying J truck stop and noticed LED light bulbs. I use 12 auto light bulbs in my RV house for all the 12vdc lights, LEDs use a lot less electricity than standard bulbs.... worth a look I thought.
I really wanted the one I use for a stove light, it's always on but that was not there.
I did find a bulb that would fit in most of my sockets, I decided to give it a try.
They were spendy, $12 for a single bulb or $20 for a 2 pack. I had a 20 dollar bill so I bought a 2 pack.
They work alright but not great, too directional and not bright enough to replace a reading lamp.
They do work ok for a night light.
When I opened the pack one of the two bulbs did not work, at $10 each I took it back.
The guy at the Flying J took another 2 pack off the wall, opened it & gave me a new bulb, then put my bad bulb back in the package he took off the wall, and he sealed it back up.
I left wondering what kind of profit margin Flying J has on those bulbs? I wonder what else they could have done with a single bad light bulb? I wondered about the corporate culture of Flying J, how important is the bottom line at Flying J....
>>On Monday, the US Department of Justice announced that Haslam’s Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest chain of hybrid convenience store-gas stations, cut a deal to avoid criminal charges. As part of the settlement, Pilot Flying J will pay $92 million in fines, and make whole the more than $56 million its customers lost as part of the company’s diesel fuel rebate fraud.<<
I went to get gas for the RV last week, the Flying J was $3.19 & the place a block down was $3.22 ... I thought about (what seems to be) the corporate culture of Flying J, then I spent the extra 3 cents a gallon down the street.
I don't really trust what the Flying J will do for it's bottom line.
I won't always have that option but I did this week.