I had four four foot 40W fluorescents fail. They were sporadic and took time to give up the glow. I finally changed to four foot LED light bars. Think 4 white light sabers stuck on the ceiling. They are suppose to last 40,000 hours. They might outlast us all.
Recently at Chez 10, I have a round LED blob on the ceiling. That comes with a remote control that dims and has a timer to turn it off and to turn it on. I can change the color some two.
For those not living in the backwoods of Pencilvania, do you have LEDs? If so what kind? Do you like them?