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Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« on: August 26, 2015, 07:33:48 PM »
Trying to replace the burned out light bulbs for my living room ceiling fan; threw them out before realizing that replacements were hard to find.  How can I identify the lights I need so that I can search for them? 

This is a ceiling fan with three lights. So far, I cannot find replacements at Home Depot.  Am trying to identify the lights by type or size or model number or anything that will let me search for them. The label has no brand name, just "Made in Taiwan" and the following: "E77491 Model No 52GOE"; "AC 120V 60HZ 1.25 Amps 140 Watts"; "5AO-O136 06 93". Cannot find anything at Home Depot that looks like it fits these sockets. What light bulbs does this thing need, or how can I find out?



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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 07:36:23 PM »
If all goes well, here is a picture of the socket, and one of the fixture; sending via the attachment function.

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 07:37:44 PM »
Does it look like a small version of a standard Edison base?

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 08:08:57 PM »
No, it looks weird.  The middle of the socket looks in real life as if it is made of dark blue glass, though in the socket picture it just looks dark.  I've never seen anything like it before.

Then again, I'm not normally mechanical, so maybe it's something common I haven't noticed.

At first, I thought that regular (Edison?) light bulb bases had broken off and gotten stuck in the socket, because it looks like it has separate inside and outside portions.  I tried twisting a couple of them off with needle nose pliers, but they bent instead of moving until I concluded they were really all one fixed assembly.  Also, all three are alike, so they probably wouldn't be so uniform if they just broke off.

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 08:52:16 PM »
Could it be a spring-loaded center pin type socket, then?  I can't really see enough from the picture to determine anything worthwhile.  If the original bulb could be removed by pushing in slightly, and then turning about a quarter turn, then it's a center pin type.  Otherwise, I'm at a loss. 

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 12:41:32 PM »
Looks like the base of the bulb is still in there. Unscrew that part and it's probably a standard bulb.

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 01:10:38 PM »
Looks like the base of the bulb is still in there. Unscrew that part and it's probably a standard bulb.

Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Make sure the switch is off. You can use a potato (chop the tip off and embed the remains in the flesh) to help you grip it if it's hard to twist it out.

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 01:25:50 PM »
Make sure the switch is off.

Like forummm say, make sure there is no power to the light.

I would even go and turn off the circuit breaker in case they have flipped the hot and return wires.
(I have an EE background and am very paranoid!)

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 02:12:58 PM »
Like the others say, the bulb base has twisted off and stayed in the socket.  Keep at it with pliers, it should be a standard bulb.

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Re: Where to get light bulbs for ceiling fan
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 02:29:20 PM »
To all those who said it's a standard light with the bulb broken off - I salute you!!

I did keep at it with the pliers (circuit off), and all three bases came out.  Everything works like a charm now.

I guess the old ones all did break off.  Must have been a bad batch bulbs.  Anyway, mission accomplished.   Thanks, all!