Lightbulb help

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  1. Gatsby14

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    First time poster after a bit of help please.

    I recently moved into a new house where the porch light isn’t working due to no lightbulb. I have absolutely no idea what type I need.

    I’ve attached a couple of pics, any ideas? 691CA0C2-97AB-4D9E-BFAC-57893892DDEF.jpeg D5684ECD-CAFE-4128-8749-02892CF6A946.jpeg A6B3427D-7933-452C-A91D-A119CF54C208.jpeg
     
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    I think the second image shows the bulb holder is broken, hence no bulb!
    A whole new lamp unit is needed I'm afraid. :(
     
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    It looks as if (maybe) the internal bayonet part might have been chipped, which is rather unusual, but it might still safely hold a lamp despite the slight damage.

    OP - the lamp is a BC (Bayonet Cap) lamp which is the most common type in the UK. Best to use an old fashioned filament type lamp rather than an LED type. LED ones like to run with plenty of cooling ventilation, which it would not get in that fitting, once the lens is fitted.

    40 or maybe 60w - but it looks as if a Max size might be stamped inside the fitting.

    One concern is that it will get quite hot in the fitting and that grey PVC cable is not suited to a lot of heat. Usually a new fitting will be supplied with heat resistant sleeving to slip over the PVC wires.
     
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    Thanks guys. I’ve just tried a bayonet in it and it didn’t seem very well supported (nor did it work when covering the sensor).

    The easiest and probably safest option here is to replace it.
     
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