TU56 lamp replacement
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Tue Oct 27 19:44:13 CDT 2009
On 27/10/2009 21:06, Tony Duell wrote:
>> Personally, I'm surprised that you haven't repaired incandescent light
>> bulbs... or maybe you have?
> So I took the old midget flange bulb and cracked the glass part out with
> pliers. Desoldered the wires from the side of the cap and the base
> contact, and cleaned out the inside of the cap.. Then inserted a
> wire-ended bulb and soldered it in place.
I once "repaired" bulbs too, for a set of nice outdoor Christmas lights
where I couldn't get the right decorative bulbs. They're the kind that
have an outer glass envelope over the actual "bulb" containing the
filament. I bought new plain lamps with the same base and rating, and
took some of the ones that had burnt out, cut the envelopes off using a
diamond scriber, and epoxied the old outers over the new plain lamps.
Amazing what you (think you) can do when you're bored.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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