Need Help Identifying CFL Type


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Old 05-14-17, 10:39 PM
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Need Help Identifying CFL Type

A couple CFLs in my house have burned out but I can't find any replacements anywhere online.

They have a large screw-in fixture that is attached to the light itself.
The markings on the top of the bulbs read
VIVA 18.70
18W 3000K Ra:82
V527.

I've attached a picture. Does anyone know what these types of lights are called and where I can find them?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 05-14-17, 10:57 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

size:18 watts
type: CFL
base: GU24
color: 3000k

google/search=18+watt+CFL+GU24+3000K

I see amazon has them in stock.
 
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Old 05-15-17, 12:01 AM
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Thanks a lot for your quick reply!
The lights I have are attached to this self-ballasting attachment below the bulb and it seems to be one piece. Or can this mechanism be separated from the bulb? The attachment portion is used to screw into the light fixture.

Self ballasted adapter:
MaxLite Self Ballasted GU24 Adapter for 18 Watt Plug In CFL | ML18RGU GU24 Adapter | Bulbs.com
 
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The base is a GU24. It's a push-twist type. You may wish to get for $1 each (ebay) GU24 to standard (screw) adapters, so you can easily use normal bulbs.

gu24 adapter in Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans | eBay

The GU24 bulbs are usually more expensive and have FAR less choices. If it were me, I'd get adapters, then pick a nice set of Philips LED bulbs - they are fully dim-able, and you'll save more on electricity.
 
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Old 05-15-17, 08:37 AM
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The adapter you linked to converts to 4 pin CFL. That's no help to you.

Is your bulb attached to a plate with that big nut and the plug attaches from the rear ?
If the bulb must attach to a plate then no adapter is going to work.

A picture of the fixture would be helpful too. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 05-15-17, 10:26 AM
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Here is a picture of the fixture. You are correct about the nut, it screws up to support the glass light fixture. The base is the standard GU24, but a standard GU24 is too small and falls through the fixture.

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Old 05-15-17, 12:43 PM
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That's kind of what I was figuring on seeing.

I would doubt that housing comes apart. It looks like the bulb needs to come as an assembly. I'm going to keep looking.
 
 

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