So did light bulbs last a lot longer in the old days? Quite the reverse, actually: modern low-energy and fluorescent lamps have a life expectancy of several tens of thousands of hours. LED lamps lasts a minimum of 15,000 and as much as 50,000 hours, or up to 50 times longer than the average 1,000 hours of the original light bulbs.
Has your low-energy, LED or fluorescent lamp quit on you? Then take it to the container park or your local Recyclepoint.