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How could I work out what sort of bulb a light fitting needs?

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bran Mon 29-Apr-13 13:53:44

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MortifiedAdams Mon 29-Apr-13 13:56:45

Can you not look in the hole where the bulb should be? If you see a hole with a little gap each side youll.need a click in one, and if not, a screw in one.

Tbh they are cheap as chips so Id buy one of each and see which fit.

bran Mon 29-Apr-13 13:58:14

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PigletJohn Mon 29-Apr-13 14:04:59

what length is it?

About what diameter?

when turned off, was it bright white, or greyish?

was it a single glass tube, or double?

BTW bulbs are what you plant it gardens. It was a lamp.

Have a look at some samples of CFLs which I think it might be.

start at the bottom of the page

fluorescent tubes

bran Mon 29-Apr-13 14:25:19

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PigletJohn Mon 29-Apr-13 14:43:19

how old do you think the fitting is?

when the lamp failed, did it flicker, or glow at one or both ends, or just stop?

there are tubular filament lamps, often used in bathroom cabinets and shaver fittings, but they are quite dim.

Do the end fittings look like this for two pins?

bran Mon 29-Apr-13 15:23:06

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bran Mon 29-Apr-13 15:35:52

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PigletJohn Mon 29-Apr-13 16:00:14

sorry I don't recognise it.

You might be able to email the pics to a lamp company such as Osram or GE, otherwise, time to save up for a new luminaire

for example

mejon Mon 29-Apr-13 18:41:09

I was MNing from my bed, looking towards the ensuite and thought I recognised your light! It is identical right down to the size. You need one of these bulb. I'd imagine it also has one of those shaver points under a door on the side too wink.

bran Mon 29-Apr-13 18:46:16

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