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1176 Bulbs???
Old 22nd June 2005
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1176 Bulbs???

Finally lights down on all of my four 1176s...
No response from UA...
Does anybody know the specifications for those bulbs?
BF RevF (bigger bulbs) & RevH (smaller bulbs).

Thanks!
Old 22nd June 2005
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..look in the geekslutz forum..

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Old 22nd June 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andreªs
Finally lights down on all of my four 1176s...
No response from UA...
Does anybody know the specifications for those bulbs?
BF RevF (bigger bulbs) & RevH (smaller bulbs).

Thanks!
#1819 about $?? depends from who and quantity.
WWW.sunraylighting.com has the biggest selection and price I have found. But as with all small orders the shipping may be more than the parts...
Old 22nd June 2005
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My manuals show 1819 for the earlier units, like the "F" and 387 for "H".

Mouser has the 1819's for 68 cents each, quantity 10, with 406 on the shelf. The 387 is 40 cents each, quantity 10, with 2003 (!) in stock.

Bri
Old 23rd June 2005
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Thanks!!!!!
Old 23rd June 2005
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Just for the record, nearly every miniature bulb has a part number printed or stamped onto the base of the lamp. The oldest designs were two digits (like the ever popular #47), but 3 and 4 digits numbers are common.

I am unclear how the numbering system came about, since there is no rhyme or reason. My best guess it that as a new bulb was designed, the just used the next available number.

Every once in awhile you'll see a "volts and amps" rating printed on the base, particularly in European gear. Then it gets a bit trickier to find an equivalent lamp.

I have to use a magnifier to read the tiny numbers....

Chicago Miniature is about the only remaining USA company selling lamps such as these. I think GE and Sylvania bailed out of the biz.

http://www.chml.com/electric/incan_01.cfm

Bri
Old 23rd June 2005
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Old 23rd June 2005
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Jules, I just use Mouser at the "quantity 10" level for things like bulbs, fuses, etc most of the time! They stock a lot of the more popular CML bulbs, including oddballs like neons (NE-2 as used in LA2A's).

I'm also "geographically lucky" since Mouser's Texas warehouse is next-day-UPS Ground to me, and no minimum order. Hell, I have to watch it, since a typical $3 or $4 UPS Ground shipping charge can exceed the cost of the goods in the box!!

Hence, I try to combine orders for my various projects, so I'm typically placing two or more Mouser orders per week with a mix of parts, and then I can spread the UPS costs.

Bri
Old 16th November 2005
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Anywhere in central London??
Old 16th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brianroth
Jules, I just use Mouser at the "quantity 10" level for things like bulbs, fuses, etc most of the time! They stock a lot of the more popular CML bulbs, including oddballs like neons (NE-2 as used in LA2A's).
Bri
Hi Brian,

Are the NE-2 supposed to replace the GE M819? They don't look very alike though. Unless I got the wrong one when looking for "NE-2" on Mouser.
Are these the same for the LA-3A and LA-4A as well?
Thanks
Old 16th November 2005
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Would a place like Radio Shack carry the 1819 bulbs? my 6176 bulb went out as well...
Old 16th November 2005
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Radio Scrap does carry them. It's where I buy 'em. K
Old 17th November 2005
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SSL bulbs

Speaking of 1176 bulbs...

Anyone ??(brain roth???) have a line on cheap SSL channel bulbs?

I've bought from SSL in the past and they are quite proud of them, if you know what I mean.
Old 17th November 2005
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would the purple mc77 bulbs also be the same 1819?
thanks
david
Old 17th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by david
would the purple mc77 bulbs also be the same 1819?
the mc77 ships with LED lights that should never burn out. the mc76 however...

from the mc76 manual page :

Quote:
THINGS THAT BREAK OR WEAR OUT

Meter Lamps: Two # 1819 Lamps 28 V 40 mA
however, you may want to consider the LED light kit which will free you from this hassle forever, just for the cost of round trip shipping if you own a mc76:

http://www.purpleaudio.com/Product/LEDPCB.html

anyone else can get it installed on their 1176 for $30.

ed
Old 17th November 2005
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Siiigh..finding replacement incandescents can be a serious task...

I keep hearing "well, be modern! Use an LED equivalent"!

Unfortunately, an LED's "light spray" is always totally different than an comporable incandescent.

Think of of it this way...

An inandescent is an omni mic..an LED is a hypercardoid.

Bri
Old 17th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dillweed
Speaking of 1176 bulbs...

Anyone ??(brain roth???) have a line on cheap SSL channel bulbs?

I've bought from SSL in the past and they are quite proud of them, if you know what I mean.
I know what you mean...VERY proud ! Looks like they would rather keep em for themselves.
You can get them directly from JKL though. In boxes of 100...which should be enough for 1 or 2 months heh
Old 17th November 2005
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Nice thread.
Anyone knows of a list of most common replacement bulb types?Sorted by brand (Urei, Neve,,etc).
Old 17th November 2005
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Quote:
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Unfortunately, an LED's "light spray" is always totally different than an comparable incandescent.

Think of of it this way...

An inandescent is an omni mic..an LED is a hypercardoid.

Bri
true enough in most cases. bear in mind that the LED light kit i mention above is specifically designed to illuminate the meter in a mc76, and uses a string of 20 LEDs with two current sources to replace the two incandescent bulbs. the light is evenly distributed and even a mellow yellow in color. this isn't a case of jamming two LEDs in adaptors to fit in the original bulb sockets, but a redesign of the lighting system with LEDs.

ed
Old 18th November 2005
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Excellent point, Ed. Andrew's kit (from what I recall from reading his info) should do a good job of lighting those specific meters.

The rest of the world..we're stuck with seeking odd suppliers of arcane lamps! <g>

Bri
Old 21st April 2006
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LA-3A bulb?

Hi guys,

Anyone know what kind of bulb the LA-3A uses? Is is the same as the 1176? (#1819)?

Thanks for any info.
Old 22nd April 2006
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In the UK you can get these bulbs from -

http://www.cpc.co.uk

I tried google for suppliers in the Uk and got nothing, so hopefully this should help a few of you out there.
Old 22nd April 2006
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Thanks for the reply. I ended up finding a place in Los Angeles.
Old 22nd April 2006
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1176 Bulbs in Europe

With the help of Brian and several slutz elsewhere on the forum I have discerned the following:-
The bulbs are 28V 40mA. Radionics in the UK have a version called
T1 3/4 6mm miniature Flange Base. These are equivalent to the 387 types mentioned above. These can be ordered in packs of 10
DD
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