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# 138157 22-Dec-2013 15:14
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I've just moved into a new apartment, and a lightbulb was missing in the bathroom.

Now, I'm unsure if I've seen this kind of socket before. I thought maybe it was a GU socket, but now I'm not too sure.


Do any of you know what kind of socket this might be?

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  # 956189 22-Dec-2013 15:25
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Looks like those bulbs which look like giant Christmas tree lights. They have no metal base as such , just wires bent upwards which make contact with the socket.

a bit like this :

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  # 956212 22-Dec-2013 16:05
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It looks like a PL (Plug in ) CFL type socket maybe but I can't identify it from all the pictures I've seen on the internet.

how many pins is in the bottom? maybe you can take a picture of it straight down and give sizes of the socket?


for different types but it doesn't look like any of them


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  # 956462 23-Dec-2013 11:00
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G9 Halogen?

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  # 956543 23-Dec-2013 12:40
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take it down and install something more common?

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  # 956565 23-Dec-2013 13:45
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stevenz: G9 Halogen?

Cheers, SteveNZ! It was indeed a G9 bulb :)

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  # 956615 23-Dec-2013 15:31
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Halogen's burn hot....up to 300 degrees C. 

That looks like a small, closed box. Some kind of oven?

Impromptu home arson kit? :-)   

I'm on a high fibre diet. 


High fibre diet

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