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What type of paint should I use to paint an energy saving light bulb red? I've looked to see if you can buy any red ones, but I can't find any.

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If you are willing to buy off the internet have a look at this. In fact there are a number of retailers online, though I have no idea if my suggestion above is the cheapest. If you prefer a bayonet fixing the there is this one too. Hope that helps.

James

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I think Wilkinsons sell the smaller red light bulbs...... i'll look when i'm in town later and report back..

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Thanks guys.

I've bought a small camping lamp from Lydll and it comes with one of these bulbs Osram Dulux S/E 4 PIN 7W - Cool White

I was trying to find a red replacement but I can't find one. As these are cheap bulbs I thought I could paint one, but don't know what paint to use.

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Covershield: this place might help. the type of bulb used is, i think, of the "PLS" family....The company provides coloured sleeves/covers to go over many types of bulbs. Might be worth an email to see if they can help?

Alternatively, why not use a red acetate shield inside the lamp's perspex cover?

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i wouldnt want to paint as energy saving (florrys) are coated and if you pain they can get very hot and blow

i would go for a LED as they are cool, can be dimmable, and you can get red ones of them you could even make your own and use a red difuse plastic so their not too bright

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Just ordered 3 of these...will post when there delivered...

LED BC Red Golf Ball Lamp

Tinker, i think you'll notice that the bulbs you linked there are quite different from what Jammy has fitted in the lamp...might want to cancel the order :(

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Covershield: this place might help. the type of bulb used is, i think, of the "PLS" family....The company provides coloured sleeves/covers to go over many types of bulbs. Might be worth an email to see if they can help?

Alternatively, why not use a red acetate shield inside the lamp's perspex cover?

Thanks

I'll send them an email.

A red shield inside the lamp might be the best idea.

The lamp is battery operated, but having it on for half an hour the bulb is starting to get warm - I didn't think of that!

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May be safer to paint the lamp glass rather than the bulb or use the red gel sheet supplied by astro suppliers.

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Brian Cox must have fallen on hard times if he's sponsoring red golf ball lamps these days...

James

:hello2: I like it!

Bought some red gel sheets to put inside the lamp. They work very well.

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