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What kind of lightbulb is pictured here, having a clear bulb window and 4 yellow vertical rods?

This is a LED filament bulb. The yellow rods are actually strings of blue LEDs mounted on an insulating substrate and coated in a phosphor than converts blue light to white. Compared to a standard ...
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What type of lightbulb is this?

This is a G9 halogen bulb: Note G9 is the name of the socket and form factor, but it says nothing about wattage. Voltage should be mains. Yours is a G9 COB LED: Since the original bulb uses LEDs, ...
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Do I need to spend extra for a special oven light bulb?

That is pure profiteering for folks silly enough to go to the appliance parts store for a light bulb. Far less expensive at a hardware store, or many other normal stores with lightbulbs. You need an &...
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What outdoor lightbulb is this?

There is probably a spring loaded contact on one end. Try moving the bulb gently both ways and see if moves. If so, move it far enough to remove it via one of the slots on either end of the bulb ...
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What is this lightbulb and how do I change it?

It's a double-ended halogen lamp. Looks a lot like a T3 size but I'm having trouble locating a picture of one so short in length as yours appears. The ceramic blocks at the ends of the lamp conceal a ...
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Can I replace a bulb with one with more watt?

The wattage limit on a light fitting is related to the amount of heat generated by a tungsten bulb of that wattage. Putting a 60W bulb in a 40W or 25W fitting is definitely not recommended. However, ...
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Kenmore Elite range safe to use after melting LED bulb?

You'll need to heat the plastic enough to soften it, then unscrew the remaining bulb parts. Turn off the breaker before that second step. As long as plastic remains in the oven it'll stink and could ...
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What outdoor lightbulb is this?

The socket is called R7s. These halogen light bulbs have lengths of 78 mm, 118 mm, 189 mm or 254 mm. From the picture it seems to be an 118 mm, which is most common. (Measure or read the imprint) You ...
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What light bulbs are these and how do I replace them?

As @RMDman suggested, those are lower voltage bulbs. A type 194 bulb designed for automotive 12V DC systems looks like this: and a modern LED version may look more like this: With LED versions, many ...
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What is this light fixture type? I have never seen it anywhere before. (North America)

The fixture type is quite common. The bulb in it now is not. That's a LED replacement (perhaps not a good one if it died - certainly crude and likely early) for a halogen bulb. Something like a T3 R7s ...
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Kenmore Elite range safe to use after melting LED bulb?

One important point first: Turn off the power while cleaning up. You're likely to be poking metal tools into the light fitting which, depending on where you live and how your oven is built, will have ...
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What is this lightbulb and how do I change it?

Just to add a bit of terminology info from the web to Greg's excellent answer: T type halogen bulbs feature the letter “T” to indicate their tubular shape, followed by a number which specifies the ...
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How do I change the bulbs in this light fixture?

Looks like a GU10 bulb. You can usually remove it by lightly pressing the bulb itself and twisting it anti-clockwise.
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If the lumen and kelvin of two light-bulbs are identical, does wattage matter?

TL;DR Lumens = amount of light, Kelvin = color of light, CRI = quality of light, Watts = power used There are a number of different measurements of a light source. Note that I said light source, not ...
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Can a broken base from a Philips hue light be fixed?

I generally agree with RMDman's answer, replace the bulb. And if this were an ordinary bulb, where replacement would typically be $1 - $10, that would 100% be my advice. But these bulbs are apparently ...
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What electrical connection type is this?

I think it's a "rope light" connector. If you have a multimeter/voltmeter you should check if it's line voltage or low voltage. If low voltage there's a power supply somewhere between the ...
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what is the name of this lightbulb

Perhaps Halogen 100W. Not sure what the 6V is. Maybe "GV", Walmart's Great Value. They have these bulbs. Or GY, for GY-type pin-lamp base. There are different pin spreads under the GY ...
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What bulb goes in this UK light fitting?

The maker code Dencon 1415 says it is a normal UK Bayonet Cap (B.C.) lampholder with a removable skirt (often used for holding a shade ring). The section with the bayonet slots has broken off. It may ...
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Do I need to spend extra for a special oven light bulb?

Do you follow any of the warnings we give around here about the danger of 3-prong (groundless) range receptacles... and you think "Why does a 240V oven need 120V?" The oven light. That's ...
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Do I need to spend extra for a special oven light bulb?

No, any 40W incandescent that is similar size and base will work just fine. I would buy these ones from Amazon. Replacement and a spare for $5.
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How to change this kind of light bulb?

Rotate it about 20 degrees counterclockwise. It should go "snap". Very gently keep unscrewing it. If it goes "bonk" almost immediately and won't freely rotate further, it's a ...
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Philips Hues and lights

You cannot use Hue bulbs with dimmers, not even special LED-friendly dimmers. Don't even try it; bypass that dimmer if you can or turn it up to full until you can replace it. You will fry the Hue's ...
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What could cause black residue on ceiling where a lightbulb had been?

Heat from light bulbs causes a column of rising warm air. This carries dust to the ceiling. Over many years it causes staining above the bulb. Your current bulbs, 9 or 11 watt (not white) LEDs are ...
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What is this lightbulb fixture, and how do I change it?

That appears to be a common threaded CFL light bulb. Just twist it out. Grab it down by the base so you don't break the glass tubing, and be sure to dispose of it properly and in accordance with local ...
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Could a 130 volt bulb have overloaded a lamp specifying 120v bulbs?

You can pretty much rule out the bulb as the culprit unless the wattage of the bulbs exceeded the labeled maximum for the floor lamp. What usually happens then is the wires feeding the socket become ...
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Can I replace a bulb with one with more watt?

If you go from 3 to 4 or 9 or 10 watt LED bulbs in a fixture rated for 100W tungsten bulbs you will be fine. No LED bulb that fits the socket will overheat the fixture. However there is another ...
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What is this lightbulb and how do I change it?

Last time I bought halogen bulbs like that, 1000bulbs dot com. If that's a 100W bulb (1000bulbs carries 100W, 150W, 250W), it's $2 (for the bulb; considerably more for the power to run it, if it sees ...
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Can I touch LED light bulbs?

You have a fact there, but you're extrapolating it too far. Yes, fingerprints on halogen lights are a problem, because they run very, very hot. The extreme heat means the skin oil will thermally ...
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Can I plug a 240v halogen light bulb into a 120v lamp?

The 220 lamp will light on 110 but it will not last very long. The filament needs to get hot enough for the halogen cycle to function, the low voltage does not allow that hence the filament does not ...
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Can I replace a bulb with one with more watt?

You're fine. The 2x35 watt max is the maximum heat, 3.4 btu's per watt, so your 4w bulb outputs about 14 btu's per hour each. Your fixture is rated for over 200 btu's of heat. It doesn't matter ...
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