retrofitting these lamps to led

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Old 12-24-10, 01:30 PM
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retrofitting these lamps to led

I have a bunch of the old GE flame style C9 lamps with aluminum bases. The problem is, the glass is cemented into the bases and I cannot get it out to install an led and the electronics. How do i get the glass out without breaking it? I will Epoxy it in, then.

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Old 12-25-10, 07:02 AM
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Your trying to separate the glass of the bulb from the socket base? I doubt you will get them apart.
 
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Old 12-26-10, 09:41 AM
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Yes, I want to seperate the glass and the base. I had a couple of bases just fall off, but I do not know how to deliberately take them off. I tried heating them up with a heatgun and then dipping them in ice water, but i cracked some of the glass that is visible, thus causing water to be able to get in. The lamps are from the 1950's, so I do not have an abundance.
 
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Old 12-26-10, 09:55 AM
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From looking around, the base of a C9 lamp is the same as a candleabra base bulb. Might be easier to go here: Super Bright LEDs - Intermediate Base Candelabra Bulbs
 
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Old 12-26-10, 09:57 AM
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Craft people build terrariums by making a hole in the base and carefully breaking out the bottom of the globe. Maybe you could look up the key words terrariums and light bulbs in Google to find a how-to on that.
 
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Old 12-26-10, 10:25 AM
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I would actually like to use it as a regular bulb, but it will work if I want to slip it over a mini bulb.
 
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