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What kind of small light bulb is this one?

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MikeMl

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The little white blob between the filament looks like the fusible pellet they put in 6V, series-strung Christmas lights. The idea is that in a series string powered from 120Vac, if a 6V bulb burns out, the full 120V appears across the burned out one, fusing the pellet into a short circuit, the string relights with a slightly higher voltage across each remaining lamp...
 

Robert319

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Ohh they really are christmas ligths thanks. Do you know for any replacement bulbs on aliexpress or on ebay please include link aswell
 

dknguyen

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The little white blob between the filament looks like the fusible pellet they put in 6V, series-strung Christmas lights. The idea is that in a series string powered from 120Vac, if a 6V bulb burns out, the full 120V appears across the burned out one, fusing the pellet into a short circuit, the string relights with a slightly higher voltage across each remaining lamp...
Witchcraft!
 

AnalogKid

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Garden centers and hardware stores usually have replacement packs around the holidays, but they are relatively expensive. The cheapest way to get spares is buy a complete string at an after-Christmas sale and pull all of the bulbs.

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dr pepper

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If they are soldered into a board you could look up a similar screw in lamp of similar ratings (like xmas lights) and solder a couple of wires to it and use that in its place.
 

schmitt trigger

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More and more incandescent Christmas ornaments have been replaced by LEDs each season.
Pretty soon there will be none available.
 
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