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Can't find C26-type lightbulb for ceiling fan fixture

 
 
Reply Sat 29 Sep, 2007 11:27 am
Hello,
I know this may seem like a silly question but I have been searching for weeks and cannot find a source for replacement lightbulbs for my ceiling fan fixture. The user's manual says that I need to use c26 bulbs, 25 w max. I have seen 7 w c26 bulbs available from some Christmas bulb vendors online, but I assume that the bulbs would be dimmer than the 25 w bulbs. For reference, I have tried Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace hardware, ebay, and google searching. Also, the dead, original bulbs I removed are quite a bit shorter and narrower than standard candelabra bulbs I found at those vendors.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 29 Sep, 2007 01:45 pm
Have you tried an electrical supply store?

If you saved the owners manual, you might be able to call the manufacturer for clues--or even order from them.
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fishin
 
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Reply Sat 29 Sep, 2007 02:02 pm
What the fixture manufacturer's name and the model number of the fixture you have?
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dandydee
 
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Reply Sun 30 Sep, 2007 01:40 pm
Hello again and thanks for responding to my query.
In response to your questions: I emailed the manufacturer of the ceiling fan for advice and they never responded. For reference, the manufacturer is Monte Carlo, and model number is 227892.
Thanks.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 30 Sep, 2007 03:52 pm
Dandydee--

Lousy customer service is maddening.
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fishin
 
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Reply Sun 30 Sep, 2007 04:44 pm
The model number you gave doesn't come up with anything on their WWW site. Question

You might do better just calling them:

Give Us A Call at:
1-800-519-4092
We'll gladly assist you.
Monte Carlo Customer Relations is available:
Monday through Friday
7:30am to 6:00pm CST.


Monte Carlo Fan Company
740 S.W. Loop 820
Suite 110
Fort Worth, Texas 76115
Phone: 817.927.5100 • 800.519.4092
Fax: 817.927.2124
[email protected]
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dandydee
 
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Reply Mon 1 Oct, 2007 08:26 pm
I bought the fan from Lowe's about a year ago. I checked the manufacturer's website several months ago and even then the product was not listed on the site. An old model? Funny that Lowe's sells the fan but doesn't even sell replacement bulbs! Thanks for the suggestions.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2007 01:52 pm
There really isn't any such lamp as a C26, at least not in the US. The fan is undoubtedly made in an Asian country, probably China. How many light fixtures are incorporated into the ceiling fan?
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dandydee
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2007 02:54 pm
Hi,
I was never able to track down a bulb that was specifically called a "c26" (as one poster said, it may not exist). However, I did find a bulb that works at www.lightbulbsrus.com . It wasn't listed on their website. I tracked it down by emailing them. For reference, the replacement bulb (i.e., the glass part of it) has the same diameter as the old bulb I pulled out of the ceiling fan. The length of the replacement bulb is a bit longer than the old one, but is not a problem. The diameter was the limiting factor. When I tried to use a bulb with a larger diameter, the bulb would bump up against some metal in the housing. This narrower bulb does not.

Thanks again for the suggestions.
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2007 06:07 pm
Great! I had a notion of what the lamp was that you needed. There's also Light Bulbs Unlimited in the Orange County area and they do have a Website and ship. I use them if I don't have large quantities to order for projects.
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hardwaytech
 
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Reply Wed 10 Jun, 2009 05:53 pm
same problem, bought brand new montecarlo ceiling fan on overstock.com. no bulbs with mc16 lighting kit. (b) type candleabra bulbs hit glass. $400.00 fan, will buy hunter @ store next time for 1/4 the price.
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hardwaytech
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2009 04:33 pm
found a solution to your bulb problem. bulbrite kx-2000 , available at electric supply. compact xenon bulb, small but brite. would not be good if bulb is visible ,bulb is not decorative. available in several wattages.
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Megummibear
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2011 01:41 pm
@dandydee,
Hi
I was wondering if you can share the info on the lightbulb that works? I have the same problem
Thanks!
Megummibear
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 10 Apr, 2011 05:17 pm
@Megummibear,
The info is provided in the last 3 posts above yours.
Megummibear
 
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2011 09:16 pm
@Butrflynet,
I was hoping to get the actual part number to order from the website the link takes me to a generic site and going to lowes even with the above didn't help...maybe it was the person I talked to but if you have the sku number it would be appreciated.
Thanks
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2011 09:50 pm
@Megummibear,
The part number was in this post above:

hardwaytech wrote:

found a solution to your bulb problem. bulbrite kx-2000 , available at electric supply. compact xenon bulb, small but brite. would not be good if bulb is visible ,bulb is not decorative. available in several wattages.


I copied it into a Google search and this is what came up:

http://www.bulbrite.com/products_en_6_52_0_0_0-KX-2000-.php

Check the images against the real thing to confirm whether or not it is the correct one.


If that isn't the correct type and size bulb, check out the C26 bulbs on this site:

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/c26-bulb.html
Megummibear
 
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Reply Sat 16 Apr, 2011 11:12 am
@Butrflynet,
Thanks!! I will be on my quest to try to find something that fits...I wish I had the old bulbs but renters threw them out:( anyway ACE hardware guy let me know of a lighting supply place so I hope they have what I need.
thanks again!!!
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George Henkel
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2019 09:28 am
@dandydee,
The bulbs you refer to are probably made in China. (Smaller size Glass Flame)
Do not measure the glass bulb. It is the metal base that is important.
"C" stands for Candelabra. "E" stands for Edison. The "26" is Millimeters.
C26 and E26 are the same base light bulb socket. (1.03 inches)
This is the standard size light bulb socket in North America.
You are looking for the large size candelabra "C26" light bulb.
You can purchase this bulb at any electrical lighting store. {25w, 40w, 60w}
Make sure you purchase 110 Volt, 25 Watts, C26 (Flame Shape) = [Candelabra]
If you do not know the answer. It is not a silly question.
You can buy these bulbs at. Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, Ace Hardware, Any Hardware store. Ebay and Amazon.
Now you know. Hope you understand.
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