How long should a bulb last in my Volvo V50?

How long should a bulb last on a car? Is it covered by the three-year/60,000 mile warranty? I have a Volvo V50 and the low beam offside bulb went off in May 2010. Now the nearside bulb has failed. The bulb cost £7 and £13 to change at a main dealer. Is there a more cost effective way of doing this, bearing in mind it is impossible to get your hands behind the bulb casing?
Unpredictable. It may last the life of the car, or it may last six months.
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