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 Post subject: Where to find C7 Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 12:13 am 
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Where can I get a-
C7 115V 0.08W Cand. Screw bulb?

Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 12:21 am 
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What is this going into? Nearly all C7 lamps are 7 watts, though you could find 4W varieties if you looked around. .08W sounds more like a neon lamp.

There are now LED C7 lamps that draw very low current, and you can get those as "filament bulbs" which deliver a light that is amazingly close to that of an incandescent.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 12:24 am 
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It's out of a GE radio. Dial lamp.
It is missing.
I took the specs off the Sams schematic parts list.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 2:01 am 
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You might need to re check those specs or give us the model number of the radio. Someone may have actual GE info.
As indicated 08 watts sound weird for a C7.

Here's a 115V C7 but it's 7 watts.
https://www.zoro.com/ge-lighting-incand ... gLCmfD_BwE

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 2:30 am 
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GE Model 200
Sams 468-15
My Bad. 0.08 Amps not Watts.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 4:45 am 
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From Riders for pilot light info.
The problem today is the candelabra base. There are several variations. Probably the most common is designated E12. The C7 115V Christmas lights were generally this base
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Home Depot sells C7 115V 10 watt candelabra bulbs if you want to look at some in real time.
Or you can order from here and hope their E12 is the correct size.
https://www.bulbs.com/product/10C7C-120 ... gJF4_D_BwE

Or, you can Google "E12 bulb" find out roughly the thread diameter and also measure the pilot lamp socket diameter to see if the dimensions are really close.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 4:56 am 
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I'll go to my local Home Depot tomorrow morning.
Thank you so much for your help!

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 2:32 pm 
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I've seen a LOT of those GE dials with a C7 lamp in severe meltdown condition (more often than not). If I were you, I would go for one of the LED C7 types made as replacements in night lights. Again, you can get these that look identical to incandescent light. They last a long time, don't get hot, and so don't melt the dials. Up to you, though, its just a suggestion on my part.


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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 9:22 pm 
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I just got a replacement bulb for a miniature wedge base Halogen light for My Huskavarna Viking Sewing Machine, I haven't used my sewing machine for more than 2 hours at the most, since I purchased it New. It would get rather hot. So I Found a LED that would work, I got the 120 degree light pattern, (Next time I'll Get the 90 degree type). It Works on D.C. Or A.C. It's a little dimmer, but next time I'll get a higher brightness one.

So If your bulb doesn't wire up to the rectifier filament, that might be the way to go. They have them in SX6S, S4S/8, Slide base #5, bayonet and 120 Volt Candelabra Screw Base as well.

I ordered one, and they Emailed with purchase receipt and it had this description --194-W-6V: Cool White. That isn't the one I ordered, so I gave them a call, and they gladly changed the order to a 12 volt one and sent me another email verification.

Remove the old bulb and inserted the LED and works perfect.
I went to superbrightleds.com Excellent price, However there are other specialty light stores on the Web.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Bulb
PostPosted: Aug Tue 06, 2019 10:47 pm 
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The Dollar Tree near me sells a 3-pack of clear, 7-watt C7 style bulbs for $1.00. Plenty bright when used as a dial lamp but you might want to drop the voltage a bit.

https://www.dollartree.com/sunbeam-7-wa ... cks/156065

They used to sell a 4-watt version but I haven't seen them there recently.

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