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Where to get a American lamp rewired?

Postby andy113 » Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:41 pm

Hi there

I have a lamp I bought from the US. I've tried transformers, ordering bulbs online etc but I can't get it to work here without blowing the bulbs.

I've come to the conclusion it'd be much easier to have it rewired for Singapore plugs and get it changed to use bulbs easily available here. I'm just not sure where to go to get this done! Any ideas?

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:03 am

Just put a 220V bulb in it? I assume it's an E27 Bulb thread? The plug doesn't matter.

(Or is it a touch dimmable lamp?).

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:26 am

Lots and lots of random lamp shops on Serangoon Rd, Bendemeer/Jalan Besar, etc. Basically the area North East of Little india along those two roads.

Also, Geylang Rd between Lorong 30-42 also has quite a few. You should be able to buy the equipment to refit your lamp depend on the lamp itself.

This must be a damn nice lamp for the hassle? :P

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 03 Jun 2014 3:43 am

It is much easier to find 110 volt bulbs that fit Euro (Asia) sockets than it is to find 220 volt bulbs that will fit in American sockets... and they are different for all sizes.

You should specify the socket size you have (standard, candelebra, etc) and I might be able to suggest a bulb source.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 03 Jun 2014 4:47 am

zzm9980 wrote:Lots and lots of random lamp shops on Serangoon Rd, Bendemeer/Jalan Besar, etc. Basically the area North East of Little india along those two roads.

Also, Geylang Rd between Lorong 30-42 also has quite a few. You should be able to buy the equipment to refit your lamp depend on the lamp itself.

This must be a damn nice lamp for the hassle? :P



+ 1 some of those shops stock some lovely lighting stuff.
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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 04 Jun 2014 5:29 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:It is much easier to find 110 volt bulbs that fit Euro (Asia) sockets than it is to find 220 volt bulbs that will fit in American sockets... and they are different for all sizes.

You should specify the socket size you have (standard, candelebra, etc) and I might be able to suggest a bulb source.


220V in E27? As common as can be. 220V in bayonet? Also common in Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb

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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 04 Jun 2014 5:55 pm

Our big fair price sells them. But I reckon ikea us your friend for US lamps.

We just cut the plugs off ours and put a new one on.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:50 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:It is much easier to find 110 volt bulbs that fit Euro (Asia) sockets than it is to find 220 volt bulbs that will fit in American sockets... and they are different for all sizes.

You should specify the socket size you have (standard, candelebra, etc) and I might be able to suggest a bulb source.


220V in E27? As common as can be. 220V in bayonet? Also common in Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb


Of course 220V in E27 is common. E27 is the Euro size of the socket and 220 is used in Europe. It is 27 mm in diameter.

The US socket is an E26 (26 mm) and it is alleged that the two are interchangeable. The OP might could try to see if she/he can jam a e27, 220V bulb into the e26 base, and if it works, great.

I brought my IKEA lamps back to the USA... (e11 Euro) and e12 USA. These bulbs and sockets are most definitely not interchangeable.

So, if a standard e27 bulb fits in the OP's lamp, all is good. If not, then there are specialty bulbs available, and again, I've found a lot more bulbs with a 110V rating designed for a Euro base (e27) than that other way around.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:00 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:It is much easier to find 110 volt bulbs that fit Euro (Asia) sockets than it is to find 220 volt bulbs that will fit in American sockets... and they are different for all sizes.

You should specify the socket size you have (standard, candelebra, etc) and I might be able to suggest a bulb source.


220V in E27? As common as can be. 220V in bayonet? Also common in Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb


Of course 220V in E27 is common. E27 is the Euro size of the socket and 220 is used in Europe. It is 27 mm in diameter.

The US socket is an E26 (26 mm) and it is alleged that the two are interchangeable. The OP might could try to see if she/he can jam a e27, 220V bulb into the e26 base, and if it works, great.

I brought my IKEA lamps back to the USA... (e11 Euro) and e12 USA. These bulbs and sockets are most definitely not interchangeable.

So, if a standard e27 bulb fits in the OP's lamp, all is good. If not, then there are specialty bulbs available, and again, I've found a lot more bulbs with a 110V rating designed for a Euro base (e27) than that other way around.


Ok - that's interesting... I did not know there are tolerance issues with the E27 standard (presumably because of a imperial to metric conversion 27mm = 1 1/8 inch approx).

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:37 am

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:It is much easier to find 110 volt bulbs that fit Euro (Asia) sockets than it is to find 220 volt bulbs that will fit in American sockets... and they are different for all sizes.

You should specify the socket size you have (standard, candelebra, etc) and I might be able to suggest a bulb source.


220V in E27? As common as can be. 220V in bayonet? Also common in Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incandescent_light_bulb


Of course 220V in E27 is common. E27 is the Euro size of the socket and 220 is used in Europe. It is 27 mm in diameter.

The US socket is an E26 (26 mm) and it is alleged that the two are interchangeable. The OP might could try to see if she/he can jam a e27, 220V bulb into the e26 base, and if it works, great.

I brought my IKEA lamps back to the USA... (e11 Euro) and e12 USA. These bulbs and sockets are most definitely not interchangeable.

So, if a standard e27 bulb fits in the OP's lamp, all is good. If not, then there are specialty bulbs available, and again, I've found a lot more bulbs with a 110V rating designed for a Euro base (e27) than that other way around.


Ok - that's interesting... I did not know there are tolerance issues with the E27 standard (presumably because of a imperial to metric conversion 27mm = 1 1/8 inch approx).


Well, after I wrote that, I looked at the OP's post again. I don't see that they tried to screw a local light bulb into the socket... and I agree with you... the bulb might be a tight fit, but ought to go.


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