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        Can anyone give me a link (preferably, lowes or h.depot , for an adapter that changes a standard light bulb socket to a candlebra bulb socket? Or, at least, tell me what it actually is called so I can ask at the store for it.
         
        Posts: 2572 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Never seen one - and I practically live at Lowe's.

        Why not just change out the fixture with a new one?


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10425 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the fixture is an expensive table lamp that takes a standard base bulb. With the phasing out of the incandescent bulbs, and me having a lot of candlebra bulbs that was given to me by my now deceased father in law, I would like to use them up A long time ago , I bought a reducer adapter at lowes, but now don't remember what it was called so I can look up the number and get them again
        Here's a link for something that I want http://www.bulbs.com/espec.asp...0&CA_6C15C=665886793
        I could use the CFL bulbs, but my wife and I hate the light they emit (even the soft light ones ) and want to delay as long as possible

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        Posts: 2572 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Nona have you looked at lowes at the end of the electric isle ? here in cincinnati they have a display with a lot of small drawers and all kind of odd electric dohikis , even the new help most of the time don't know about this display..I am almost 98% sure I spotted once what you are looking for.
         
        Posts: 761 | Registered: Oct 15, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Don't know what they are called but I bought a bunch of them at HD. Come in pack of 2, maybe by Angelo a manufacturer that makes lamp parts. Try socket reducer.
         
        Posts: 82 | Registered: Nov 17, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I got one with a candelabra based LED bulb I bought several years ago. It was included in the blister pack. I probably got it at Lowe's maybe Sam's Club.


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        Posts: 852 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I found some links last night when I was just experimentally searching Lowes sites in Florida. If you plug in your zip code or city, you might be able to find a Lowes or HD that specifically has the adapter you want.

        http://www.lowes.com/Search=mo...ium+socket+adapter#!

        There are some adapters but they appear to be for much higher wattage than I think a lamp would require. Still, it's a starting point if you narrow it down to your area.

        Good luck.
         
        Posts: 1929 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I went to lowes a while ago, and though they knew what I wanted, they don't carry them. H. Depot next time I pass the store
         
        Posts: 2572 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Never knew they existed. Might just have look around for one. Thanks Big Grin

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        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
         
        Posts: 1535 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        quote:
        Originally posted by nona:
        H. Depot next time I pass the store


        Around here, if you stand in any Lowe's parking lot and spit in the right direction, you'll hit Home Depot.


        Jaybee
         
        Posts: 10425 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        yeah, I know what you mean. h.depot and lowes was about 10 miles from my house, and across the street from each other. But a couple of years ago lowes built another store about 7 miles closer, I'm waiting for h.d. to join them, but there doesn't seem to be any indication that they will
         
        Posts: 2572 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I just found out that I can get them from amazon.com for $2.50 each with no shipping or tax
        Thanks everyone for their interest and help
         
        Posts: 2572 | Location: florida | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        quote:
        Originally posted by Jaybee:
        quote:
        Originally posted by nona:
        H. Depot next time I pass the store


        Around here, if you stand in any Lowe's parking lot and spit in the right direction, you'll hit Home Depot.



        We have that situation at a nearby location as well. Sadly the area was once a prime rabbit hunting valley with great access, which lead to its becoming a megamall setting. Meaning in the middle of nowhere but great interstate access.


        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
         
        Posts: 1535 | Location: Central Pennsylvania | Registered: Jun 02, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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