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Author Topic: Trying to source a modern bulb  (Read 7314 times)

Offline Holly

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Trying to source a modern bulb
« on: January 02, 2011, 04:01:41 am »
Hi all

My friend has recently moved in to a rental, and the light fitting in the entrance hall looks like it needs a rectangular based bulb with 6 pins (see pic). We can find rectangular based bulbs with 2 or 4 pins, but not 6 . We're in the UK so probably have different fittings than in the US, but just wondered if anyone knows of bulbs like this?

Thanks

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Offline adam2

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Re: Trying to source a modern bulb
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 08:10:26 am »
I am not aware of any lamp with 6 pins.
The lampholder pictured would appear to be a universal style intended to accept 2 pin or 4 pin lamps.

I have recently installed some just like the one pictured, they accept 2 pin or 4 pin CFLs of from 9 watts up to 18 watts. The ballast is built into the lamp holder.