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Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:39 am
by pureambient
Hello

I am in the UK, and I am using the most excellent Mackie 1642VLZ4.

It has one of those "gooseneck" lamps - but the bulb has burned out.


The mixer says on it, just next to the BNC connector for the "gooseneck" - 12 volt 0.5 amp so that's the spec - but I don't know what the base type, pins, whatever - the configuration of it - or a valid part number for it.



I have tried to locate a replacement for the lamp online but my searches must be lame because I am just not finding it.

Could anyone who is better with Google than I am, tell me the part number of the lamp or even better, please take pity on me and send me a link to where I can buy one from Amazon.co.uk or ebay.co.uk ???


I am just not finding this thing!



Thanks


Dave

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:09 am
by Hugh Robjohns
Can you post a pic of the bulb and/or the socket in the gooseneck?

There are lots of different gooseneck lights with lots of different bulbs, so we're going to need more of a clue!

(SOS doesn't hose images, so you'll need to post it on a public image host and then copy the link here.)

H

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:17 am
by Wonks
Hugh Robjohns wrote:SOS doesn't hose images

So no pics with watermarks. ;)

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:04 pm
by pureambient
Hello Hugh,

Thank you for this excellent suggestion - here is a link to three images of the "gooseneck" assembly and a detail photo of the bulb in question.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sd01relrm5uy ... OyQIa?dl=0


This assembly is actually from my 20+ year old Mackie 1642VLZPro which has been retired and replaced by a new Mackie 1642VLZ4 - which has the same BNC connector that fits the "gooseneck" - and helpfully, on the new 1642VLZ4, there is actually a symbol for "light bulb" right next to the empty connector stating 12V - 0.5A.

So the bulb itself is

1) 12 Volts
2) 0.5 Amps
3) Overall Length is just over one inch
4) Bulb Diameter is about 3/8 of an inch
5) "Bayonet" style fitting
6) The "base" or contact just looks like a blob of solder to me - but I suppose it's just an ordinary contact point of some kind

And now I have it all apart - there is a nomenclature of sorts which APPEARS to read as follows:

0 1815 TAIWAN - stamped into the side of the brass base.



NOTE - it's very difficult to read the first character of the part number on the bulb "0 1815".

My best guess is "0" (zero) however, because of the curvature of the brass and a somewhat undefined stamp for that character - the "0" that I am perceiving could actually be the letter "D" (Dee) - or even possibly the letter "C" (Cee) or the letter "O" (oh).

It's difficult to be sure! This is my best guess.


And that is all I really know - hope the pictures help....


Or - perhaps "1815" is some kind of standard part number that means "12 volt 0.5 Amp Bayonet Bulb for "Gooseneck" Lamp" - I don't know lamps very well I am afraid....


Thanks again


Dave

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:17 pm
by Wonks
Guessing that the O stands for Osram, I found this.

https://www.newark.com/osram-sylvania/1 ... dp/96F6589

Lower wattage 1815 bulb here https://www.canford.co.uk/Products/51-8 ... SCENT-BULB

But 1815 seems to be the general style you are looking for.

If you want something brighter, you can get replacement LED gooseneck lamps + arm assemblies for less than £20 on Amazon etc.

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:46 pm
by Lizardpoint
Hi there,
I was in a similar position a while back and splashed out the extra cash on a LED gooseneck.
I don’t think I’ll be replacing the LED’s anytime soon
And I don’t miss getting mu fingers burned when I need to move it after it’s been on a few hours.
Gear4music have them for £12
Cheers
Dave

Re: Unable to identify lamp used in "gooseneck" lamp - Mackie 1642VLZ4 - Europe

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:35 pm
by pureambient
Hi all -



Thanks very much for your suggestions - sounds like maybe it's time to upgrade to something brighter and more modern - and those old bulbs DID get hot.


Really appreciate it - many, many thanks!


Dave