I do a fair amount of work at a local university through a general contractor. All projects are required to have a 1 year warranty on the work. What I have been experiencing lately are call backs to fix problems with the "high end" light fixtures specified by the architect - ballasts failing, light sockets failing etc.
I've been aware for some time that architects spend long hours trying to find fixtures that are the most expensive, the longest lead times, most difficult to install, worst customer service and the ugliest. Now it is also clear that they are pieces of junk. The sockets re too far apart or loose, the plastic lenses discolor over time to name a few.
I'm wondering if I should put in my contract that I do not warranty items which are specified by others? How would this fly? Obviously these items which I purchase are also marked up but these call backs 6 months later are a killer.