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Fireglow lacquer source/formula

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KWIL12/09/2015 14:07:53
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I have a need for 25 watt 240 Volt SES (E14) based PYGMY fireglow lamps and have been unable to source same so I am contemplating dipping my own. Just need the right lacquer. Anyone help?

Edited By KWIL on 12/09/2015 14:08:18

mick H12/09/2015 14:30:59
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You might like to try transparent ceramic lacquer which is usually available in decent artist supply shops. The lacquer is baked on to the ceramic item so is definitely heat resistant.


Keith Long12/09/2015 14:32:55
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Hi Kwil - Conrad electrical do bulb paint - here - rather pricey though for doing a couple of bulbs. Your better bet might be to change the lamp holders if possible as it looks as though you can get 25W pygmy and golf ball in red but with a bayonet cap fitting. If you can't change the holders have you got room to put some stage lantern gel material in place so that ordinary clear bulbs could be used?

Brian Wood12/09/2015 14:45:37
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Hello KWIL

They sell heat resisting paint to well above light bulb temperatures in aerosol cans as well as tins, they might be worth looking at


KWIL12/09/2015 15:00:32
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Thanks everyone, that should start me off!

davidsuffolk12/09/2015 15:04:52
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You didn't say what colour you want but assuming red for a fireglow they make plenty of LED E14 bulbs like this one? (says 40w but the bulb is MiniSun LED Golfball SES 4W Red (20 Watt Alternative).

May be too tall as compared to a pygmy bulb but there are others that may be small enough?

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Edited By davidsuffolk on 12/09/2015 15:07:32

Ian Parkin13/09/2015 13:37:48
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My mum had an electric fire with the fireglow bulbs in it constantly blowing

I thought get her some leds..end of problem

Only trouble is the bulbs act like heaters to make the flicker effect with the spinners so leds no use if you have flicker effect too

Clive India13/09/2015 14:47:33
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Is this suitable?

Edited By Clive India on 13/09/2015 14:49:25

John Baguley13/09/2015 18:32:31
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These seem to stock the bulbs you want? Unless you've tried them and they are out of stock



KWIL13/09/2015 19:03:38
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At £8 for a single lamp (delivered)!

They do not last that long so cheaper bulbs + expensive lacquer is probably cheaper in the long (or indeed ) short run.


That is better but they are BC base, it might be that I can change the lamp sockets over to BC from SES.

Thank you

John Baguley13/09/2015 19:33:12
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Yea, not exactly cheap. If they are that hard to source now they can probably charge what they like for them frown


Packmule17/09/2015 22:46:06
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Our gas fire uses pygmy ses fire glow bulbs .Fire is made by Gloworm.

Based in Belper I think.

Spare Parts 01773 596090

Don't know price


V8Eng17/09/2015 23:23:29
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Have you tried Ebay?

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