How do I open this light fixture?

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Old 11-15-13, 07:21 AM
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How do I open this light fixture?

I have a quick (and probably dumb) question: any idea how to open this type of ceiling light fixture? There don't appear to be any clips or anything like that, so I figure it just turns/unscrews itself, but it just seems to spin (the brown base spins against the wall, the glass dome does not spin separate from the brown base, unless it's stuck). Before I break it I figured I'd ask here.

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Your doing it right. Looking up it turns counter clock wise.
It only turns about 1/4 turn then should just pull down.
 
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I have seen ones like that where the glass dome turns. Hold the base steady and rotate the glass counter clockwise when looking up at it. They have a magical ability to lock in place if tightened just a smidge too hard so it might be difficult to get it to turn.
 
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Thanks everybody. Indeed, the glass dome turned (it was just stuck). Of course now that it's off I found some strange looking double circular bulb, as opposed to just a couple of regular bulbs... Nothing is ever easy, is it?

It looks something like this:

 
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Old 11-15-13, 09:27 AM
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That's a round flourescent llight tube.
 
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Old 11-15-13, 09:56 AM
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That replacement lamp is still available.

Lights of America (F2C40T6/EX) Circular T6 Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb
 
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Thanks so much for the info. Do you know (I couldn't find it on the site) if there is a 5000k bulb? Also, I'd like to go as bright as possible (or are they all around the same)?

Also, here's some more photos of my actual fixture: bulb - Imgur

I couldn't find any info on the bulb itself (I didn't remove it to see if there was anything on the other side), but I included some info that was on the fixture itself.

Thanks again for your continued help!
 
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Do you know (I couldn't find it on the site) if there is a 5000k bulb?
There is in a 23" diameter. Yours doesn't look like it's that big. Just search. Include the connection type, "G10q" in your search string. Or you can post all of the information printed on the old bulb and we can look too.

5000K is fairly blue, getting toward daylight. Why are you looking for that particular color temperature?

I'd like to go as bright as possible (or are they all around the same)?
IDK. Just look for the greatest # of lumens.

I included some info that was on the fixture itself.
What information is that? Where and how did you post it?
 
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