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Replacement bulbs for old woolworths fairy lights - help!

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PiggyPenguin Fri 26-Nov-10 16:10:21

I have some lovely fairy lights I bought in woolworths the first year dh and I lived together. Last year one of the bulbs went and we realised that we had no spares left, and couldn't find any replacements.

I have spent ages going round the local shops and searching online and can't find them anywhere. It would break my heart to have to throw them away for the sake of one bulb - I am ridiculously attached to them.

They have a G4 consumer lamp code on them and are 5v bulbs. Has anyone managed to get around a similar problem? Can anyone think of anywhere else I could try?

All help gratefully received. Thanks

gregssausageroll Fri 26-Nov-10 16:31:05

Have you tried somewhere like B&Q or Homebase? They usually have lots of lights out so they may have what you need.

Or google some of these all year round Christmas places online and give them a call?

MrsJohnDeere Fri 26-Nov-10 16:42:06

I got replacement bulbs for my old Woolies lights at B&Q last tear (no idea which bulb type off the top of my head but they were bog standard white ones).

Try asap though. My local store seems to sell out if things like this very early on in Dec.

Garden centers often have a bug range of bulbs etc, paticulalrly those that do the huge OTT Christmas displays.

PiggyPenguin Fri 26-Nov-10 16:49:24

Thanks for replying, I have tried some diy places but not b&q so will try there tomorrow. Garden centres also very good idea.

We have a big christmas shopping place in Walkern which is reasonably local so I will try there too.

Many thanks!

BertieBotts Fri 26-Nov-10 16:57:57

How about looking on ebay or around car boots etc for another set of the same lights? Then you'd have a whole set of spare bulbs.

PiggyPenguin Fri 26-Nov-10 17:01:48

Great minds think a like Bertie Botts! I have been watching ebay like a hawk for the last couple of months but sadly none of the woolies lights on there are the same as mine. I have emailed all the sellers to check the bulb specs and they have all been different so far.

There must surely be loads of these lights out there, it was 1997 (showing my age there!) but surely people keep fairy lights for years!

4plus1 Fri 26-Nov-10 17:51:13

Last year our local b&q had a box set out on the customer service desk with a load of different types of fairy light bulbs free. A worket told us because they only sell the new type lights they were getting rid of the old bulbs

PiggyPenguin Fri 26-Nov-10 19:13:35

Sadly b&q now only sell replacement bulbs for their own led lights so that is a no go.

Back to the drawing board then...

ponymad Fri 26-Nov-10 21:41:54

I took a set of Woolies light into store about 5yrs ago but bought around the same time as you, and they told me they didn't do replacement bulbs any more for my lights and gave me a new box of christmas lights for free. I didn't even have to moan or do a cross face or anything.

Jan46 Sun 12-Dec-10 18:33:58

I have just encountered the same problem! Mine are the twinkling effect lights, bulbs are push in 5v 0.12A 0.6w, I have ordered new lights therefore if they are the same bulbs as yours you are welcome to have the 96 that still work?

villagedavid13 Tue 20-Dec-16 11:02:53

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Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 11:22:57

I'd think op has probably sorted it by now!!!

BikeRunSki Tue 20-Dec-16 11:27:50

Zombie thread!!!

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