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Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

After getting hold of a ladder and finally working out what type of lightbulb I needed I was on my way to do some Saturday shopping, as I was getting towards the checkout I look at where they have lightbulbs etc and after checking and rechecking... You guessed it! There are no bleeding Bayonet Mount light bulbs!!! Instead they're all screw cap bulbs! So I thought to myself this must be some sort of swiss monopoly where migros only sell one type of lightbulb... ok nevermind... I know there is a Micassa in Zugerland, so I decided to check there and again surprise surprise! None there neither! Ok this is not how I want to spend my saturday specially when the weather is this nice! So I head to the Co-op Bau and Hobby centre further down the road, these guys have everything from shower curtains to bicycle repair kits they will defo have all kind of lightbulbs... errr nope, they don't have them neither!! What???!

So have I missed some sort of SVP legislation that banned the sale of Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs??? Is this country for real?

So not happy with my progress, I decided to tackle the kitchen neon tube lights that have been playing up for a while, so I take the whole thing apart, give it a good clean in the hope that a bit of TLC will just convince it to start working again, after all these things have a 10 year life expectancy and I previously had the same problem with the exact same type of light on the other side of the kitchen and that bit of TLC did the trick... so after nearly half an hour of faffing around it was clear the bulbs are Kaput, nicht working! So off to the Bau and Hobby centre I go again! I got to fix something so I can feel like I've done something productive! But no they don't have these neon tubes because they extra slim and the ones they have that are this thin are not as long... feeling deflated I go home with a sense of defeat but convinced someone fron the englishforum will have the solution to my perdicament!

So people of the englishforum... where do I buy my lightbulbs!

Many thanks in advance!!
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

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So people of the englishforum... where do I buy my lightbulbs!
If you want US style lightbulbs, get them in the US.
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

the light tubes will have a coding on one end on the glass i suspect its a T5 as T8 is a standard sized household tube. T5 is smaller in diameter but hi output.

it will say T5 55W with 55 being the wattage of course.

for bayonette bulbs i have no idea as we only have scew in bulbs.
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

Most specialist lighting shops will order them for you if they don't already have them in stock.
I can get them in Lausanne easily enough, so I'm sure you won't have too much of a problem in your part of CH.
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Most specialist lighting shops will order them for you if they don't already have them in stock.
I can get them in Lausanne easily enough, so I'm sure you won't have too much of a problem in your part of CH.
Are you talking about the strip lighting or the lamps?

The nearest stocker of bayonet light bulbs is probably Currys at Folkestone!

No. I am kidding, I have seen them in French supermarkets, but never in Switzerland.

You would be wise if you chopped off the bayonet fitting and mounted a Swiss / German/ French / Italian screw type fitting.
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Are you talking about the strip lighting or the lamps?

The nearest stocker of bayonet light bulbs is probably Currys at Folkestone!

No. I am kidding, I have seen them in French supermarkets, but never in Switzerland.
I'm talking about bayonet bulbs which I can get in Lausanne.
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Old 20.08.2011, 17:29
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If you want US style lightbulbs, get them in the US.
I don't know what they use in the US but thanks for the sarcasm!

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the light tubes will have a coding on one end on the glass i suspect its a T5 as T8 is a standard sized household tube. T5 is smaller in diameter but hi output.

it will say T5 55W with 55 being the wattage of course.
This one only says this:
OSRAM FH 35W/840 HE
LUMILUX COOL WHITE

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Most specialist lighting shops will order them for you if they don't already have them in stock.
I can get them in Lausanne easily enough, so I'm sure you won't have too much of a problem in your part of CH.
Would be helpful to know if there are any links to specialist lighting shops in Zug or Zuerich.

Cheers guys!
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You would be wise if you chopped off the bayonet fitting and mounted a Swiss / German/ French / Italian screw type fitting.
I actually thought of that too, but the light fixture is in the cellar, and the ceiling is so high and I don't have a high ladder! Hardly worth the hassle!
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

This has been covered before. See this thread.
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Old 20.08.2011, 17:37
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If you want US style lightbulbs, get them in the US.
Except they're not US-style lightbulbs.

The US uses only screw-fitting bulbs. A bayonet-fit is much more common in the old British Colonies (and before anyone points it out -- the ones where there was electricity when the British were there!)

If it were me, I'd order what I needed from eBay. It'll cost a couple of quid, but there are plenty of sellers that will ship to Switzerland at a reasonable cost:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Osram-Dayw...item2eb715960b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x60-WATT-...item3f04fb3064

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60-Watt-BC...item4cf903aa53
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yep its a T5 tube - any good diy or lighting shop should have it - im not talking migros do it
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yep its a T5 tube - any good diy or lighting shop should have it - im not talking migros do it

Thanks I just checked again now, and the light housing does say EVG T5 35W so thanks for that. I can't believe that Co-op Bau and Hobby don't stock that! It's the biggest DIY centre in Zug!

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A bayonet-fit is much more common in the old British Colonies (and before anyone points it out -- the ones where there was electricity when the British were there!)
How do you explain that all the lights in our cellar are all bayonet fit then?

If this is not common in Switzerland why on earth didn't they have them converted in our apartment block!
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

Very strange. But that's what you get when you employ British electricians from the EF...

http://yellow.local.ch/de/q/?what=Be...id=directories

http://yellow.local.ch/de/q/Zug/Bele....html?rid=VeMm
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

One of the flats we lived in here in Switzerland had bayonet fittings in the stairway. I assumed it was to stop folk nicking the bulbs for their own private use. I think I still have a couple in our cellar...

...and before you ask, the ones in our cellar, if still there, are left-overs from a spell in England...
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Re: Bayonet Mount Lightbulbs! Where can I find one in Switzerland??

I think the SBB/CFF has theme in the passenger wagons
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I think the SBB/CFF has theme in the passenger wagons
Thanks for the tip

So anyone know any DIY shops in Zug other than The Bau and Hobby Centre?
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Thanks for the tip

So anyone know any DIY shops in Zug other than The Bau and Hobby Centre?
Ok just in case anyone needs any of these, I finally found these types of lamps online on www.conrad.ch Hurrah!!
The lamps are not tungsten ones but rather the halogene equivalent but I ain't complaining! Just type B22 and that should bring them up.

I will be making my way to the shop in Emmen on Wednesday!

Conrad Locations
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