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 Post subject: Relamping Bubble Lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:58 pm 
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I am currently re-writing my bubble light relamping procedure. Is this something you would like me to post here?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:55 pm 
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Yes!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:21 pm 
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I will have the procedure done shortly with illustrated directions!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:00 pm 
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Looking forward to it. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:45 pm 
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This is the procedure I use to re lamp bubble lights.
Go to: http://yulelights.com/bubl/bubble_rebuild.html (updated link 04/02/2020)

I use a 6S6 indicator bulb. You can get them at Bulbman.com
Use the bulbs rated 130 volts they will last longer.
You will need to add a blob of solder to the tip since these bulbs bases are shorter than on the original bulbs.
Go to: http://bulbman.com/s6-e12-candelabra-base-c-1_235_236_239/?zenid=f34efaa85d34e04fe9adc73823088a78

I hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:22 am 
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That's a great re lamp procedure used by many. Thanks for sharing Yulelights76.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:34 pm 
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That's a lot of work but worth it in the end I think--thank you


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:03 pm 
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If used the 6S6 bulbs as well, but rather than add a blob of solder to the tip, I have used a large drill bit to widen the hole in the base of the light so the bulb reaches further down into the socket. In a couple instances, even that didn't suffice to bring the bulb low enough to make contact in the socket. So now for my vintage C7 tulip bubble lights, what I'm doing is removing the longer bulbs currently found in new bubble lights (www.noveltylights.com; less than $12 for a set of 7) and using those as replacement bulbs. By soaking the bubble lights overnight in water, and using a razor blade to carefully split the top and bottom halves, the bulb can be carefully wiggled out and then put in your old tulip bubble light. A bit labor intensive but the results are the best I've come up with.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:48 am 
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Thanks again everyone for all this infos. Have just forwarded it to a friend.


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