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Message 8 of 8
Posted by member Malcolm Jarman on Tuesday 12 May 2020

* Front view of the bulb holder

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Message 7 of 8
Posted by member Malcolm Jarman on Tuesday 12 May 2020

* This one is the bulb holder in the searchlight.

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Message 6 of 8
Posted by member Malcolm Jarman on Tuesday 12 May 2020

* Hello Steve,( and others) I was able to get to the boat today! I cannot find any reference to the make of the searchlight, but I have taken a photo of the handle and I've taken the front lens off and taken some photos of the old bulb holder, which I hope will help. Maybe I could replace the holder with a LED holder and bulb, but I've no idea how powerful this should be. I would welcome any advice please.

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Message 5 of 8
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Friday 1 May 2020

P.s. to message 4.
Malcolm what is the make of the lamp ? If not in the lamp what does the handle look like ? Photos if you can of all parts. If I canít help someone else might recognise it.

Steve.

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Message 4 of 8
Posted by member Steve Hogwood on Friday 1 May 2020

Hi Malcolm, Have you had the lamp apart ?
It looks like the bulb may fit in at the back of that centre piece can you remove the lense and centre. ie. the round brass centre at the front. And post a photo of the other side of it, I may be able to give you a clue.
Steve . ( Felix )

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Message 3 of 8
Posted by member Peter Cox on Thursday 16 April 2020

I was thinking along the same lines as Tony but perhaps an LED replacement. It might need a bit of experimentation to get the right LED at the same focal point of the reflector. I bought an LED replacement for my Maglite torch that was designed to be a direct replacement of the old filament and the difference is amazing.

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Message 2 of 8
Posted by member Anthony Weald on Thursday 16 April 2020

Hi Malcolm, looks an interesting old piece of kit.
Can't be of any help with sourcing parts or replacement, sorry.
Just a thought, would it be possible to dismantle and upgrade internals to fit new bulb holder and bulb? Depends how important keeping it original versus having it usable.
All the best, Tony

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Message 1 of 8
Posted by member Malcolm Jarman on Monday 13 April 2020

* The searchlight on my Hardy Fisher 20 has lost its bulb and bulb fitting. Does anybody have one, or an old searchlight, of this kind, that they wish to sell. The light is controlled from a handle in the cockpit of the boat.

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