Replacing ceiling light


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Old 12-04-17, 07:23 PM
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Replacing ceiling light

I'd like to replace the bulb of a ceiling light with a daylight version. It's a very strange light that I've never seen before. It may be something before my time. Rather the try to describe the bulb and fixture, here are two pictures:

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What bulb should I get? Also, how do I replace the bulb? I'm not sure which parts are removable or how to remove them to get to the bulb.
 

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Old 12-04-17, 09:30 PM
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Use a soft cloth or a clean glove and remove that white glass reflector that's in the two metal clips. What you'll find behind there is a 300w or 500w T3 quartz tube. Very hot, very bright, somewhat wasteful on power. You'll notice the ceiling is cracking behind and around the light. That's due to the extreme heat. The bulb should be held in place with spring loaded end sockets. Where gloves and safety eye wear when changing those bulbs.

Definitely not part of the California energy saving program.

If it's a standard quartz tube.... there is no substitution. You could definitely save money in upgrading that fixture for a nice LED model. The bulb wattage will be listed on the fixture.

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Old 12-05-17, 05:54 PM
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Unfortunately I do not have control over which lights are installed. I live in an apartment.

Is there an LED tube that would fit this fixture?

How exactly do I remove the glass sheath? Do I bend the metal clips downward? Do I spin the sheath until it slides over the lip of one of the tabs? I want to be sure since I am anxious about cracking the sheath or doing permanent damage to the clips or other parts of the assembly.
 
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Old 12-05-17, 06:16 PM
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It looks like you can turn the shield out of the clips.
 
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Old 12-07-17, 06:46 AM
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Hi, LED replacements are available, do a search for T3 halogen lamps LED remplacements.
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Thank you. I appreciate all your help.
 
 

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