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Watson 08-25-2021 04:07 AM

FW Bulb Question
 
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?

Thanks,

Watson

OurWorkbench 08-25-2021 04:19 AM

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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BonnieJP 08-25-2021 04:39 AM

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

SusieQOH 08-25-2021 05:10 AM

Watson, just an FYI- the LED bulbs Featherweight shop sells are awesome. They stay cool.

Hemlock 08-25-2021 05:46 AM


Originally Posted by SusieQOH (Post 8504164)
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.

Watson 08-25-2021 06:30 AM

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.

Watson

juliasb 08-25-2021 06:45 AM

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.

OurWorkbench 08-25-2021 07:00 AM

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.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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WIChix 08-25-2021 07:15 PM

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.

Watson 08-27-2021 03:36 PM

I've found a nearby place to buy a regular bulb for $3.99. I'll just do that for now.

Thanks, Watson


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