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Bonnet Light Bulb

PostPost by: vincereynard » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:57 pm

Can anyone tell me where I can get a bulb for the bonnet courtesy light?

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The 2 contacts are sprung and the circuit is through both contacts, like a domestic UK light bulb,
so I cannot use a normal auto bulb.

Not that I can see the bulb lasting long under the bonnet over the exhaust!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 am

That's a B22 fitting I believe - here you go LED so should last forever and is 3w so will probably give equivalent light to a 30w conventional bulb - on that basis I'm sure it's worth the money:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark8shop-Bulb ... v+b22+bulb

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:03 am

Steve,

Thanks for that.
I suspect that the "22" bit is the diameter of the fitting - Bayonet 22mm.

This is standard car bulb so more like 15 mm.

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/LED-Bayonet-Bulbs ?

Except it would have to be a double contact like a domestic bulb.
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:21 am

I was going to suggest a stop/ tail bulb. But I think they have offset pins
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:42 pm

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:53 pm

Thanks Alan.

I looked without finding.

So it looks like 209 is the 5 watt bulb, and 335 is the 21 watt.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-335-12v-21 ... 100623.m-1

Take your choice, although I suspect a 5 watt would be a bit dim.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:23 pm

Go for LED versions much much brighter and last.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:03 pm

elanfan1 wrote:Go for LED versions much much brighter and last.


The link you gave only seemed to show 22 mm version and 240v.

I could not find a 12v that would fit.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:56 pm

Spyder fan wrote:Just search for BA15D LED


Thanks again Alan.
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