I love LED lighting. I have played with them for years soldering up my own fixtures and DC power supplies. But these LEDs were from Radio Shack, and cheap.
Now I am trying to light my abode with factory made, 120VAC bulbs and they don't last any longer then incandescent bulbs! They are not cheap, at these short lifespans! I know LEDs give off heat, so we need to give them breathing space, and some kind of material to transfer heat to. They also don't like reverse polarity or fluctuating voltages. Well, knowing all of this hasn't helped me get more life out of LEDs.
Where am I going wrong?