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OT - calling all electricians

gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 466
edited November 2013 in Off Topic

Thanks to @busmania and the plumbing thread I'm reaching out for a little lighting advice.  I need to replace bulbs in exterior fixtures for my front walkway and the recommended bulb is an automotive 3155K.  No one in the auto world here can find one and the local electrical supplier can source only 3155 bulbs (without a K).  Can anyone tell me what the K stands for?  And would 3155 be the same as the original 3155K?  Getting darker earlier and I need light!

the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

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  • check out ebay

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  • Plumbing advice is free. We need to be paid for electrical information.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    edited November 2013
    I think the K is for Kelvin degrees, which is an indication of the color of the light emitted.
    Ask any photographer.


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  • K stands for Krypton. Canadian Tire? Walmart Automotive? Found this

    http://saverpluslighting.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=6434

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 590

    not an electrician - but I believe it is Krypton gas filled... longer life.  3155 still works - but not Krypton filled.

    http://www.bulbtown.com/3155K_KRYPTON_LONG_LIFE_PLASTIC_WEDGE_BASE_p/3155k.htm

     

     

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  • windsurferwindsurfer Posts: 63
    edited November 2013
    3155K is Krypton and I believe you could 3155LL  is equivalent.
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  • @VillageIdiot @BigWader Thanks for the info.  Starting to make sense.  @LittleSteven Thanks buddy but I went into the Crappy Tire and the automotive guy looked at me like I was from another planet.  Which perhaps I am.  I'll try Wally's tonight.

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

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  • busmaniabusmania Posts: 301
    Plumbing advice is free. We need to be paid for electrical information.

    hahahahahah, guess I got in at the right time!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    edited November 2013

    @VillageIdiot @BigWader Thanks for the info.  Starting to make sense.  @LittleSteven Thanks buddy but I went into the Crappy Tire and the automotive guy looked at me like I was from another planet.  Which perhaps I am.  I'll try Wally's tonight.

    They aren't really an automotive bulb. Might have better luck in the seasonal section with the outside lights. I couldn't find anything other than solar stuff and it's useless with our limited sun. If you have a problem I can get them through a supplier.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,063
    My $0.02 - change the fixtures. More $$, but less headache.

    The previous owners of our house had some lighting installed by an interior decorator type outfit. Pinheads picked cockamie fixtures  for over the kitchen breakfast bar area. The light bulb itself has a flange near the base which holds the glass shade up. The fixture itself is nothing  special to look at. Replacement bulbs of this type were $20-$30 each from the manufacturer (Seagull Lighting or somehthing). Spent weeks looking on the interwebs and around town in specialty lighting suppliers for the special bulb. Finally found them for $5 apiece from a small store in MA that also sold stuff on  online. Hate those lights.   

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  • Sorry gab, it is an automotive bulb. I misread the voltage. Called a supplier and he is sourcing them now. How many do you want?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • @LittleSteven thanks man can you rustle me up 4 bulbs?  I think they come in packages of 2.  Mucho appreciated.

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

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  • I'll send you a pm when he gets back to me

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Southern Indiana
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  • Don't drop one near Superman - the Krypton gas inside will escape and render him harmless, hence the K suffix as noted by LS. Any supply house Nedco/Gescan has these used in outdoor low voltage lighting. As noted above Amazon has a 10 pack. 

    I have 3 in the garage, but not much help to you there...
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • I didn't call Nedco. I'll phone them in the morning.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Thanks everyone for the advice and to @LittleSteven for checking his sources. I did find the bulbs at PartSource this morning. That is what is amazing about this forum. Not only a community of support in all things Egg related but a community willing to help in whatever way we can.

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

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