Over The Range Microwave Light bulb.......

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  1. appdude

    appdude New Member

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    So the halogen lightbulb (g8) went out in our over the range microwave and there has been no luck finding a replacement. We called up sears and they could not find the bulb. We also noticed another strange thing. We purchased this microwave just 1 year ago and the bulb went out very quick. Say, 1 month or so? And after that nothing. And it also botherd me how hot the glass cover got when the light was on. So is there a possibility I could make one out of an led strip or is there one available?
  2. SHR

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    Any appliance parts distributor should stock the bulb. Sears is interested in selling appliances and ultra-expensive service calls - not parts. Halogen bulbs always get very hot so hot lens is normal. I do not know of any led conversions.
  3. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades

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    Walmart may carry the original.

    They do make a LED replacement.

    Just Google "g8 led bulb"




    Good Luck.
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  4. appdude

    appdude New Member

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  5. appdude

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    Wait, Something tells me its not G8. Because I'm doing my under cabinet lighting project. I had a 3528 LED strip. Now 3528 led strips are 8mm. So are G8. Now when i measured it with the strip, it did not look like 8mm at all! So now im even more confused...
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades

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    You should use a calibrated measuring device and measure center to center.

    That base can be 120V, 12V or 24V.

    The 3528 is 12V per 3 leds.

    The LED replacement would have to be used on the High setting only, Depends how they change the brightness, It may just be a resistor, then it may work on low.

    What is the Voltage of your bulb ?
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  7. appdude

    appdude New Member

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    the halogen bulb is 20 watts
  8. JerryR

    JerryR Member

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    You can buy 10 each G8 20 watt, 120 v Halogens for about $10
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  10. JerryR

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    My experience has been that Sears is an excellent source for appliance parts for almost any manufacture. In addition to their online parts distribution listings they have many local facilities where they stock parts.

    They also are a good source for online parts breakdown listings for most brands.
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  12. Vegas_sparky

    Vegas_sparky Eat kitty

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    Yes, please report back. This thread reminded me of that one incandescent lamp I have left to change out. The microwave down light! Here's a pic of the incandescent lamp(probably around 3000K) compared to cool white, 6000K under cabinet LED lighting.

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  13. appdude

    appdude New Member

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    Good news and bad news....

    The bulb DOES fit
    the bad news is that the bulb base is narrow and prevents the bulb from going in all the way...now what?
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