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help identify a bulb

I have a bulb removed from a caravan light, but can't figure out the type no to replace it (with an led preferably)
On the bulb is printed:
SE 12V R5W [E19] 2D2 (the E19 is in a box)
So I assume it is a 5W bulb, but looking for a R5W shows a bulb with a single bottom connection, this one has 2, even though it is a single filament.
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Re: help identify a bulb

sounds like a vehicle bulb.  try having a look at halford's or suchlike.
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Re: help identify a bulb

Halfords etc want to search by VEHICLE which is nay gid as we say oop here.
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Re: help identify a bulb

Would the caravan user manual throw any light on it Wink
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Re: help identify a bulb

It might if I had one 'Smiley
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Re: help identify a bulb

Is this a start? http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/12w-led-light-bulb-with-e19-base.html
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: help identify a bulb

Well that throws up a mine field. I could just wander into the local car parts dealer and ask ...
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Re: help identify a bulb

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Re: help identify a bulb

Any chance of a picture of the bulb?
Ive seen some odd bulbs in my time repairing forklift trucks  Grin
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Re: help identify a bulb

Google the caravan model + user manual
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Re: help identify a bulb

It's a 2-contact 12v small bayonet cap, pretty common bulb...
And that's an ID without clucking all the false-hope links (though Shutter's was right)... Grin
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Re: help identify a bulb

Thanks that's the bulb in question. Never/don't remember seeing a single filament bulb with 2 contacts before, usually it is dual filaments.
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Re: help identify a bulb

I've seen them in tail lights, indicators and even number plate lights (don't start that one again!!) on cars, just depends on what the manufacturer could get the cheapest on the day their designers came up with a great design that the beancounters had to destroy... Grin
Probably cheaper to make the bulb too as it utilises existing SBC (or B15d in euro-guff) fittings...
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Not entirely sure... but I think the old 6volt VW beetles and some other vehicles.. ( motor cycles of same era )... used them bulbs.....  (was in the Motor Trade for a few years so (almost) knew what you were looking at ! ! ! ....  Wink