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Replacement bulb query
Started by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Getting old, so increasingly rely upon a hand magnifier, especially if have to poke around in laptops/PCs/tablets etc.

Device is illuminated, and the bulb has now failed.

Superficially, it is just a screw-in 3V torchbulb.

But it has a front protrusion, which I guess is a sort of lens incorporated into the glass envelope, and in this case, actually protrudes through the casing of device adjacent to magnifying lens, so illuminating the object being observed.

Quick deco on eBay. Found nowt!

Not even sure what would be correct name for such a bulb: thought perhaps pre-focused??

Anyone know what would be correct search term to find such a bulb?

Posted by: Stardelta (6209) Report abuse
Sounds like an E10 lens-end bulb

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Thanks for the information, will go search again.

Posted by: orrellite (2327) Report abuse
Take it into Goodwins in Standishgate opposite Primark always very helpful ,that is if you are Wigan way.

Posted by: tomplum (4617)  Report abuse
you can get these cheap as chips
this one is from Hong Kong so it will take a while to come, but there are many on sale for a bit more,

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Tom, I may just well get one of those, next time that I find myself facing the daunting task of replacing/hand soldering a SMD.

I do already have illuminated bench magnifier (swan-neck type), and also have a head lamp. But I still find many occasions where tool of choice is the hand magnifier.

Posted by: daveŠ (3406) Report abuse
You might find these useful for SMD work, I have one.

Posted by: priscus (6054) Report abuse
Thanks Dave, I am sure I would. Though I only very rarely have to do this task: given my eyesight, I do try to avoid suchlike.


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