Light bulb socket size

#1 Feb 17th, 2012, 00:18
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Can the bulbs in India be used for US bought lamps? The lamps are working fine here in Europe, and there has been no issue with using the bulbs available here - screw on type, they have the threads in the socket. The only problem has been that the lamp shades in Europe cannot be used with the US lamp, since the frame that holds the lamp is inverted, so that has been a minor inconvenience.
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#2 Feb 17th, 2012, 00:44
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This kind of bulb holders are commonly used in India.
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Oh, so that looks like the bulb socket in the lamps we have cannot use the bulbs in India. May have to change the socket in our lamps, hopefully not too complicated a setup.
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Hmm..
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It depends, the bayonet mount seen in the picture above is found all over the place but I purchased a lamp that came with a EU-type mount (don't ask me the reference, a normal size EU CFL lamp screws in and works). If you'll use CFLs, bring a couple with you. Especially the warm white variety is not that easy to find here.
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Occasionally I encounter screw-fitting bulbs/holders --- but most of them are the type illustrated above.

Remember that all American electrical items are designed to work on 110v. We have (sometimes ) 240v. If you have already used your lamps in Europe, then I suppose you have proved that this is not an issue, but it would be good if an electrician can advise on this. Anyone?
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CFL bulbs, eek!

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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post It depends, the bayonet mount seen in the picture above is found all over the place but I purchased a lamp that came with a EU-type mount (don't ask me the reference, a normal size EU CFL lamp screws in and works). If you'll use CFLs, bring a couple with you. Especially the warm white variety is not that easy to find here.
The CFL bulbs and I don't get along very well. I tolerate them in dire straits. The issue with mercury content in the bulbs is a very scary thought if those bulbs break. Can't imagine how they are disposed off over there? I could beat this 'environmentally friendly' idea with a stick!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Occasionally I encounter screw-fitting bulbs/holders --- but most of them are the type illustrated above.

Remember that all American electrical items are designed to work on 110v. We have (sometimes ) 240v. If you have already used your lamps in Europe, then I suppose you have proved that this is not an issue, but it would be good if an electrician can advise on this. Anyone?
I just used a plug adaptor.
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The CFL bulbs and I don't get along very well. I tolerate them in dire straits. The issue with mercury content in the bulbs is a very scary thought if those bulbs break. Can't imagine how they are disposed off over there? I could beat this 'environmentally friendly' idea with a stick!
While I understand the sentiment, the CFL's don't really contain that much mercury (3-5 mg/bulb). But let me tell you, if you're used to US/European conditions then seeing what happens here as far as environmental 'protection' and pollution are concerned is going to be really, really brutal. Concerning airborne dust particles for instance, the levels on a good day in Delhi during winter would trigger a major alert in Europe and lead to measures such as restricting traffic, stopping industry. Thats on a good day. Delhi airport is the only one so far where I've seen smog blocking the view from one end of the terminal to the other....inside.
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Well, it is the heavy metal issues in things that I CAN control, that I would, ideally, like to tackle, while wearing protective gear.
You are absolutely right, and practical, regards the pollution warning.
Were you referring to the new international airport?
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Were you referring to the new international airport?
Yep, the new T3 (which, I have to say, is not bad at all and a huge improvement compared to the old international airport terminal).

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