Bayonet Style Energy Efficient Bulb Problem
Considerations When Replacing Bayonet Pin Bulbs: I tried to change the lampshade on the ceiling light, the original bulb was a Phillips bayonet style energy efficient bulb (NB 2 pin bayonet fitting), It did not fit into the socket easily.
Considerations When Replacing Bayonet Pin Bulbs
I have just moved into a new home, which I am renting and tried to change the lampshade on the ceiling light.
- After unscrewing the mound, and replacing the lampshade, I tried to fit the bulb again. The original bulb was a Phillips bayonet style energy efficient bulb (NB 2 pin bayonet fitting)
- It did not fit into the socket easily; the original bulb ended up shattering. I then attempted to fit a standard 40w bayonet bulb. Again, I have experienced the same problem – the bulb does not seem to fit securely in the mound. Once the bulb is set into the bayonet fixture, it will not lock into place.
- I do not think this is a wiring issue – the new bayonet bulb does work if I hold it securely in place, but when I let go, the circuit appears to break.
Do you think I need to get a new fitting in the ceiling light itself, or is it simply an issue of not fastening the bulb correctly?
This electrical question came from: John, a Homeowner from LONDON, UK
Additional Comments: Impressive site – good advice and helpful tips.
Thanks for your electrical question John.
Replacing Bayonet Pin Bulb
- There are a few different pin configurations and types of lamps that use the bayonet style lamp.
- It could be that the replacement lamp is the wrong size or type.
- The new pin configurations are designed to prevent higher watt lamps from being used, and to save energy.
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