Weird outdoor light bulb

Old 11-22-19, 05:32 PM
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Weird outdoor light bulb


I'm a sort of new homeowner (less than 5 years) and have been slowly learning how to do things a little at a time. Our house was built in about 1955. I tried to change one of the outside light bulbs today and after the fresh bulb wouldn't screw into the socket I looked at the one I had just removed and it had a base I had never seen before. A google search turned up nothing. Nothing is written on the bulb.
Here is a picture of the light bulb. What is this? Where do I get them?

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Old 11-22-19, 05:34 PM
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The inside of your fixture broke off and stayed threaded onto the bulb. So I'd say that fixture is ruined. It's a normal light bulb.
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Thanks! I was wondering if that could be it but I have no clue about these things. My next step will be figuring out how to remove it without killing myself
Old 11-23-19, 04:55 AM
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Turn off the power to that fixture at the switch and the circuit or fuse box. Remove fixture, then using a test light or VOM, check for current at the connections. Then and only then do you want to touch the bare wires.

In many of these older homes it not unusual to find two sets of live circuits to be contained in one fixture.
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Replacement sockets can be found at many home centers or ordered online so you might be able to fix your fixture.

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