01:06PM | 12/15/07
Member Since: 12/14/07
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I have a ceiling fan with light bulbs that appear to be the shape and size of a clear C7 light bulb (i.e. a night light). Several have burnt out, but the original bulbs have a 25 watt rating. I have only found C7 bulbs in 4 or 7 watt ratings. I no longer have the manual, so I do not have any easy way of finding where I can get exact match replacement bulbs.

In the absence of getting a 25w C7 bulb, what others would work? The bulb needs to be rather small (no more than 2" in length) with an E12 candelabra base.

At first glance T7 bulbs seem to fit (I have not compared one physically, only online pics), but these are all 130 volts. Does that matter at all if the circuit is a standard 120 volts?

Any help would be appreciated!


03:56PM | 12/15/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
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Most ceiling fan lights have have limitations on the diameter of bulbs, but not the length.

Candelabra based bulbs are commonly available in the "candle" shaped bulbs and in Globe (G) like are used around dressing room mirrors. But off hand I don't know the size.

If you go to and play around you will find a catalog of bulbs that you can download. IIRC it is under commercial and the specs are something like that. That will give all of the sizes and shapes that GE makes and will cover 95% of all bulbs available.

The 130 volt rated bulbs are "long life" bulbs. When operated on 120 they will put out a little less light, but have a longer life.


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