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    Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    The bulb has burned out in my Thomas safelight. I tried to unscrew the bulb but it won't budge. It doesn't help that it is difficult to access and to work your hand in there to unscrew it. Is there something special you need to do remove the bulb?

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    Thank you. Definitely wouldn't had figured that out on my own.

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    Don't forget to put the support wire/band back that helps support the lamp. The sockets can crack, I got a very used one with a broken socket, little epoxy, easy fix. I don't know of a nicer light.
    All the street lights are LED now, I miss the yellow sodium lights.

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    That bulb is a standard street lighting bulb. If you purchase a new one that way after a web search you'll save a lot of money over a "Thomas Safelight Bulb." The bulb life is supposed be be 18,000 hours or something like that.

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    B&H was dumping them last year for way under 10 bucks
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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    I've used them for many decades, but question whether I need one going forward, I've tried the "super bright LED" approach mentioned here so many times and it is less trouble.

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    Re: Thomas Safelight bulb exchange

    Our source changed the Red Led Globe from 1 watt to 2 watt

    Now I need to bounce

    Never had one fail yet, I only turn them off when using real film

    I love walking by my DR and seeing the red glow anytime

    THIS EXACT BULB ONLY https://www.superbrightleds.com/more.../attributes/13

    out of stock until mid June

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Crisp View Post
    I've used them for many decades, but question whether I need one going forward, I've tried the "super bright LED" approach mentioned here so many times and it is less trouble.
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