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Topic # 230415 22-Feb-2018 22:26
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I'm trying to find LED replacements for 40 and 60 watt small bayonet bulbs in our bedroom. The ones I got from eBay were sh!te, displaying a purple haze. I've not had much luck finding many other options, so can anyone point me in the right direction for what I should be searching for? I can't buy longer bulbs as they just won't fit behind the shades.

They're a version of the classic incandescent bulb just with a smaller 'head', so clearly a B22 bayonet fitting. It's the size that confuses me; going by charts it seems the imperial size may be called an A15. Here they may well be an S45 going by what is the only LED version of the bulb I have found here, ie

If I was to look for other versions of such a bulb, what should I be looking for, whether it be in NZ or from eBay/AliExpress?

Thanks for any help.

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  Reply # 1962627 23-Feb-2018 07:38
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I expect any reasonable lighting store would have what you are looking for and can advise you of what's available.  Sometimes the internet is not the best way to find something - go talk to a hooman expert :-)


I don't know if they are the same but small form-factor bulbs were easily found off the shelf when I replaced all our table/bedside lamp bulbs late last year, for only about $5- $6 from memory.  


LED bulbs are not that expensive now that sourcing from dodgy overseas suppliers with no come-back if something goes wrong is such a good idea anymore.    

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