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Thread: 6.3 ac voltage light???

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    6.3 ac voltage light???

    Yes Iím here asking questions about industrial machines because I know there is knowledge here.
    the lamp base is the size of a regular household bulb but the lamp shade/ housing says 6.3 V. Volt meter at the switch shows 7.9 volts AC??? 7.9 vs 6.3 close enough for me with bulb resistance. Did singer run some sort of low voltage ac light? Even if there is such a thing this is not an heirloom quality machine so Iím thinking relighting with led tape strips and some auxiliary lights???


    Dad was an electrician he says order the correct singer bulb. All of my literature only covers the machine the light is an accessory

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    I don’t think I can edit the title. Apparently this is an LF5 singer light that is often turned into table lighting or other artistic lights. Mine isn’t that perfect but maybe some one wants it?

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    The 6 volt bulb is way harder to find than I expected.

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    I found them here;
    https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/light-bulb-6-3v-for-sewing-lamps-996206.aspx

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    Here too. If it's good quality, (industrial versions usually are) it might be worth keeping. You might be able to convert the electrical parts and get a wider selection, like LEDs. Sometimes the E27 socket is exactly the same as for household voltage (US 110V- EU 220V), but the wiring might need to be replaced.

    Some industrials have a different voltage standard, I have noticed motors can be set for 500V, not the regular 220V we have in the wall around here. Some machines have low voltage bulbs even if the motor runs on regular voltage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewjourner View Post
    I found them here;
    https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/light-bulb-6-3v-for-sewing-lamps-996206.aspx
    that bulb looks like what I was looking for. I think it would be bright like one requires for sewing.
    thanks for the help. I called the local shop and the not so local shop nothing. eBay nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey2 View Post
    Here too. If it's good quality, (industrial versions usually are) it might be worth keeping. You might be able to convert the electrical parts and get a wider selection, like LEDs. Sometimes the E27 socket is exactly the same as for household voltage (US 110V- EU 220V), but the wiring might need to be replaced.

    Some industrials have a different voltage standard, I have noticed motors can be set for 500V, not the regular 220V we have in the wall around here. Some machines have low voltage bulbs even if the motor runs on regular voltage.
    I will order the 6 volt bulb and if it doesn’t please me I will rewire the the light to 120 volts our standard wall voltage. opens many more opportunities for led bulbs. This is not an heirloom machine but I want to try out all of the original stuff to see how it works thanks for the help.

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    Just an update. I got the bulb sewjourner found for me. The bulb and fixture work appropriately. Its the warm white light that doesn’t present enough light for my old eyes.

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