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« on: October 19, 2017, 05:26:50 PM »

Years ago I purchased (probably from KMS Tools or Lordco) a 3 volt "Performance Tool" brand flexible neck light with a magnetic tip.  It's really handy for finding metal bits (steel) that go AWOL.  Anybody else have one of these and happens to know where the tiny bulbs (or better a LED replacement) can be sourced?  I can't even figure out what bulb it is as there are no markings.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 08:09:07 AM »

I had a similar issue with a different tool. No visible number.

I found KMS unhelpful even though there was some effort.

I went to NAPA with the bulb and they went through a few boxes and found what I needed. The counter guy was pretty knowledgeable which helped him narrow down the search .

Just my experience.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 07:04:28 PM »

Dave I would also take the bulb to Source ( Previously Radio Shack)   I have got bulbs there before for flashlights and toys.



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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 08:16:45 PM »

Bulbtown has many options..E10 base , it looks like.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 10:29:45 AM »

It's quite a bit smaller base than an E10
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 01:48:47 PM »

They have about 6 or more mini screw sizes..
Should be able to go lettermail.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2017, 06:09:13 PM »

I think it's an 'E5' (5mm screw base) and I've found (eBay) some 2.5v bulbs which will probably work.  Would prefer LED's but can't find any an E5 form factor.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 07:12:04 AM »

The trouble with LEDs is that they need a driver to put out the kind of light level you need. Wouldn't fit in a bulb that size. You could modify the old bulb to take an LED and a small resistor, possibly a 47 ohm, but I doubt you'd like the results.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 02:36:36 PM »

The trouble with LEDs is that they need a driver to put out the kind of light level you need. Wouldn't fit in a bulb that size. You could modify the old bulb to take an LED and a small resistor, possibly a 47 ohm, but I doubt you'd like the results.

The LED 'bulbs' in my cb900F instrument cluster would beg to differ  Grin.  A 'driver' isn't required for low voltage LED bulbs.  T- 1-3/4 LED bulbs are commonly available (just about the same size as an E5) but I can't find one in a 3V version.  Typical replacement LED bulbs have limiting resistors built in and even rectifier diodes if they're bipolar - is that what you're thinking of as a 'driver'?  I think of a 'Driver' as an active circuit.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2017, 05:18:08 PM »

If you figure a normal or even 'high output' LED will be bright enough for this application, go for it. Remove the glass from the old bulb and solder in an LED in series with a resistor. Silicone sealer may be a good choice to pot it as insulation. Just check the polarity of the socket and work accordingly.
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