LEDs, warranties & voltage surges
I have a couple remaining questions in my aim to do good research before investing in LED replacement bulbs for my incandescent bulbs.
I can buy a very good quality 60w edison-base incandescents for under $4 each. A comparable 800-lumen LED of good quality, with a 5-year warranty, will cost me roughly five times as much. I do not want the supplier to skip-out on making good on the warranty due to a factor (excuse?) such as "do you get voltage spikes in your neighborhood?" Obviously, replacement of each LED, if it's out of my wallet, is a bigger deal than with conventional lighting. (Yes, I understand: get bulbs rated for 120-250v, not just 120v. But spikes can go higher.)
First question: are reputable companies being tight-a**ed about replacement, over issues like power surges?
Now, with bench lamp fixtures I can run my power cords into a good-quality surge protector. Second question: should I be looking for some sort of electrical-wiring (in-line) surge protection for my ceiling mounted fixtures? For instance, is there a sort of available wall light switch that has surge procetion built in?