Probably not. But seriously, how long should you expect it to last?
That totally depends on how you are using it.
First off, your flash probably doesn’t have an odometer. I get my SB-800s made special—they put the odometer on the inside hinge part where I don’t have to see it unless I want to.
And it might surprise you to know that 5,000 pops is an expected life span for some flash tubes. Disappointed? I was, too. And it gets worse: some tubes are rated at 1,000 pops.
I was brought into a conversation in which a flash manufacturer was trying to choose between a 5k tube and a 1k tube. My answer: spend the money on the better tube because, duh. Five thousand is better than one thousand. [read]