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# 257180 19-Sep-2019 14:49
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From our Ensuite.

 

It's blown, need to replace it. Does the bulb itself get changed, the entire middle section, or the entire fitting?

 


Anyone able to tell me what I tell Bunnings I need?

 

 


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  # 2320422 19-Sep-2019 14:54
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A bit hard to see bulb in the image, but it looks like a G9 Halogen bulb.

 

Just grab the bulb and pull with a little bit of a wiggle, and see if it comes out.

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/philips-halogen-capsule-g9-60w-frosted-2pk_p00244828

 

 




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  # 2320426 19-Sep-2019 14:57
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A slight concern I have is that on one fitting, the glass came free really easily (though I can't see how I am going to get it level again), but the identical fitting, the glass seems very resistant.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2320456 19-Sep-2019 15:34
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Looks like a G9

 

 

 

Normally on that style of fitting the center ring will turn slightly and unlock the whole piece.

 

I say usually because there's an insane amount of downlights like that and they all differ....




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  # 2320462 19-Sep-2019 15:41
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I think you are right, thanks. I'll confirm tonight.


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  # 2320464 19-Sep-2019 15:46
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You could just put a new bulb in but IMO those things are horrible. The light pattern is crap and I don't like the colour of halogens. For $40 plus a sparky to install you could replace with led downlights and forget about it for 5 -10 years.

For one fitting it's not too economic but once you get a few to replace it makes a lot of sense.



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  # 2320465 19-Sep-2019 15:53
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We have two, and next time we have a sparky in, I'll do it, but I am not going to pay a callout for that one job if I can help it.

 

Pretty sure I have some g9 leds in the drawer. I'll see how it goes. cheers

 

 


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  # 2320978 20-Sep-2019 09:43
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The white surround should rotate/unscrew and drop out. They're aluminium and prone to light corrosion so it might not turn smoothly. As others have said it looks like a G9 bulb that should just pull down and out. Again these like to get a bit stuck so it might need a wiggle. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2321497 20-Sep-2019 18:31
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G9 led retrofits I have tried have universally been crap. Lower output and 100hz flicker seems the norm on them.




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  # 2321523 20-Sep-2019 19:51
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I agree that the G9 retrofit bulbs from ebay are terrible light quality. I put six into my bathroom mirror lights, but I've taken three out and replaced them with standard bulbs. 

 

If bulbs are used many hours a day LED is worthwhile, but even if they're used an hour a day the cost of power for bulbs in task lighting isn't that high.


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