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Old 05-04-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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Please help me figure out this lightbulb!


Hello everyone,

I have reached my wits end in trying to figure out this lightbulb. I have been to Home Depot, Lowe's and a specialty light store, with no luck. Here are a few pictures of the bulb www.eleazar.org/lightbulb (including High-Res versions). I also included a few pictures of the socket, they are under cabinet lights and the bulbs haven't been replaced in the five years we have lived here, only about 4 out of 11 are still working. The light bulbs we have tried so far have been too narrow, too wide and too long (and I think too short as well). The lightbulb says 120V35W, but those are the only markings. Please help!

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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looks like it is a T4 bulb shape but next time when you put up a photo of that one grab a coin like quarter or dime for referering to the size then we can able dail down to the more correct size.

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{ note here unless i did read it wrong it possiblty it is a 24 volt bulb due the prints teaseing my eyes }

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:32 AM   #3
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Thank you for the quick reply I have attached a new picture with a dime in it. Great idea! The 1 in 120V turned white (I assume from the heat), but it is there.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:59 AM   #4
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MY answer is pull the light fitting down to look for a model number and a serial number and a manufacturer and contact them.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:26 AM   #5
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Try a 35W G8 base. Lowes and Depot should both have them.

http://doitbest.com/Incandescent+lig...sku-506834.dib
http://www.cbconcept.com/jcd-6pcsg82...ghtbulb-1.aspx

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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Strange. I buy these at Home Desperate all the time.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:31 AM   #7
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looks to be a halogen type bulb to me. you may have better luck going to your friendly neighborhood hardware store rather than a bigbox.
i've looked everywhere for certain bulbs, not found them.... but Stan had them!!! (should've gone there first...)

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:54 AM   #8
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If you have a lamps plus nearby, you might give them a try. They usually carry a wide selection of light bulbs.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:04 PM   #9
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Watch out that the diameter of the pins of your replacement bulb is the same as the orig.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #10
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Never would have thought I would have seen that in a residence. It looks like an indicator lamp for a control panel. OP, what type of fixture does this lamp go into. I'm curious.
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It's either a t-3 or t-4 bi-pin halogen. There are different voltages. Sometimes the fixtures have a step-down transformer that will shed some more light on what type of bulb you need.
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Try a 35W G8 base. Lowes and Depot should both have them.
Yes this it and if you go to the Home Depot, look where the landscape lighting bulbs are, not where all the other bulbs are.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:50 PM   #13
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Maybe this is not the right bulb for your application, and that's why the others burned out.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:50 PM   #14
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Recently bought two (2) of those: G8 bulbs, 35 watts, at Lowes (I'm sure HD has them also) in the specialty lighting section. About $4.50 each. Mine went in those under-the-counter lights you just touch a pad to turn OFF/ON.

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