FW Bulb Question

Old 08-25-2021, 04:07 AM
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How to tell whether a bulb on a Featherweight is a push in or screw type?
This bulb turns (the bulb itself in the metal housing that goes into the socket) and doesn't seem to want to pull out. I'm afraid I'm going to break it. It was working fine but burned out recently.
If it is a push in type...how do you pull it out without breaking the glass?
If it is a screw in type, is the lamp broken somehow and I'll have to use pliers to take the base out?

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Old 08-25-2021, 04:19 AM
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It is a bayonet (push in). There is a video about using a removal tool aka plastic tubing at https://vimeo.com/105663890

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Old 08-25-2021, 04:39 AM
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The Featherweight Shop sells new bulbs and a length of tubing that makes it easier to remove the bulb:
https://singer-featherweight.com/pro...ight-bulb-tool
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Watson, just an FYI- the LED bulbs Featherweight shop sells are awesome. They stay cool.
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Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
Watson, just an FYI- the LED bulbs Featherweight shop sells are awesome. They stay cool.
And they give so much more light! Love their LED bulbs.
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:30 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I'll check out the video.
I'd love to get the LED bulb but I'm in Canada and the shipping is over $10.00 USD.

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Old 08-25-2021, 06:45 AM
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I got mine, a push out, at the Featherweight Shop. It was so easy to take the old one out and put the new one in. I love the LED lighting too.
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Watson, I believe amazon.ca carries them - the prices are all over the board. Do you have a white FW? From a video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nrWUvZpmuw - and another Canadian source - https://shop.archaicarcane.com/produ...-80-led-ba15d/ - there are some bulbs that will not work with the white FWs.

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I have purchased bayonet style leds from 3 different places (not the FW shop), and have had issues with the contacts being too short - the bulb is inserted correctly, but the contacts don't meet with the power. Buying a known reputable product saves a bit of a headache.
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Old 08-27-2021, 03:36 PM
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I've found a nearby place to buy a regular bulb for $3.99. I'll just do that for now.

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