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Post by tuberadiogeek on Sat May 02, 2015 11:41 pm

I've had a little chrome wired spotlight for sometime now and it has a sealed beam in it. I would imagine the thing is from the 50's or 60's and probably original, except that the plug got busted so I put clamps on it instead. I hook it up to my 7 AH battery now that my big cordless light ate one of it's two batteries. I'm just curious if anyone knows where to get a bulb for something like that? It is incandescent not halogen and maybe 30-40 watts. I will put a halogen in it if I have to but rather not. I don't need one now but I will eventually. I looked at some on the bay when I first got it, but they didn't look quite right.  
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Post by Motorola man on Sat May 02, 2015 11:56 pm

What are the dimensions of the bulb? Just guessing, I'd say it's a PAR36, which is a common size, but most replacement bulbs are halogen or LED.
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Post by tuberadiogeek on Sun May 03, 2015 12:02 am

It's a 4" bulb. Upon a quick search after reading this a PAR36 is 4.5" so that is probably the correct size. Thanks.
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Post by tuberadiogeek on Mon May 04, 2015 12:55 am

It is in fact a PAR36. A GE 4416 30 watt bulb. I'm likely going to replace it with a Sylvania 36 watt halogen, since the halogen bulbs have much much more life hours and cost about the same as incandescent bulbs. I'm looking on 1000bulbs.com and they have PLT brand that are about 2-3.00 cheaper than GE and Sylvania but I have never heard of them.
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Post by 75X11 on Tue May 05, 2015 3:38 pm

Our trains use about that size headlights. Most of them have been converted over to LED arrays. You might look on Ebay and see if there are any low cost units available.
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Post by tuberadiogeek on Tue May 05, 2015 4:33 pm

I scoured eBay after looking on 1000 bulbs and they were generally more expensive on eBay. They were averaging about 10.00 each on eBay plus shipping costs on 1000 bulbs the bulb I am looking at is 7.00 with 9.00 shipping. eBay is mostly NOS bulbs and I feel better getting a brand new one.
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Post by Conelrad on Wed May 06, 2015 1:20 am

I may have a NOS 4416, will have to check for you.

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Post by tuberadiogeek on Wed May 06, 2015 2:56 am

I appreciate the offer, but I don't really like the beam of the 4416 and am not looking to get another one. I'm just going to get a halogen spot bulb for it. Then retain the original 4416 for a backup bulb. I'd replace it with another incandescent but the life hours are only a few hundred hours compared to a few thousand for halogen.
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Post by willy3486 on Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 am

I have the same spotlight or at least it looks the same. I have it inside the house to a 12 volt power supply. I use it when my dog barks to look outside from the upstairs. I raise the window up and can see all over with it.

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Re: Sealed spotlight bulb

Post by tuberadiogeek on Sat May 09, 2015 10:41 pm

It's not a bad light for being something older. Putting a halogen bulb in it will just make it a better. The halogen should increase beam length and have more lumens than the old incandescent bulb. With a halogen bulb I could turn it into a floodlight instead of a spotlight by putting a wide angle beam bulb in it, but for now it will stay a spotlight like it was meant to be. I use mine for just about anything that requires more light than my single AA LED flashlight puts out.
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