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Can't find correct lightbulb

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Louise21, 12 Nov 2020.

  1. Louise21

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    Hi

    The bulb in our porch light fitting has blown so I need a replacement.

    The old bulb is an old-fashioned incandescent one. It is the traditional shape and has a normal B22 fitting, but the bulb is small/short. The total length (including the bayonet end) is three and a half inches, or about 9cm.

    I don't mind whether the new one is LED or incandescent or whatever, as long as it's short enough to fit. And reasonably bright - at least equivalent to 60w.

    I've been on various websites but can't find any that give the bulb length.

    Any suggestions welcome!

    Regards, Louise
     
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    Could be a golfball.
    Have you got a picture?
     
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  5. Louise21

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    Thank you. It's not a golf ball, it's the traditional 'pear shape' type. But a golf ball bulb would be fine, as long as it's short and with a B22 fitting. So, thanks again!
     
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    pigmy then ? (like an oven or fridge bulb) but bigger connection
     
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    Do you mean something like this. If so, I don't think you'll find bigger than 25W ..

    upload_2020-11-12_19-42-21.png

    Kind Regards, John
    Edit: whoops - missed Andy's post, but at least I've added an illustration!!
     
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    LED golf ball lamp is around 75mm in length.

    The LED pear shape (called GLS) are around 11cm.

    A picture of yours would be really cool!
     
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  10. Louise21

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    Here's a pic. It's about 9cm total length, or three and a half inches.

    I think I'll have to get a golf ball bulb; it doesn't matter if it's a little short.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, much appreciated. IMG_2049[1].jpg
     
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    By the way, this bulb was bought from Tesco within the last ten years or so!
    It has the Tesco logo on the top. And '60w'
     
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    Yeah, in later years they made a version of the GLS lamp that was more compact.

    If there isn't space for the 11cm one, you could buy a golfball.

    Is it visible? By that I mean is the cover on the lamp see-through or opaque?
     
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    It is visible, but it doesn't matter, as it's high up in a small porch.

    Golf ball it is, then! cheers.
     
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    Ah, yes, my mother used to have some of those. They still seem to be around (at least, on ebay) - this one is said to be 87mm (less than 3½") tall ....

    upload_2020-11-12_21-19-9.png

    Kind Regards, John
     
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