I am refurbishing a dollhouse for my granddaughter that was made by my
grandfather in the 40s and has been in storage for many years. Each room
has an overhead light built into the ceiling. There are 4 push-buttons
that used to turn the lights on and off. None of the lights will go on
now. Some of the bulbs are broken, but most appear OK.
There is a 110 VAC cord going into the side of the dollhouse. It then
goes into a covered panel underneath the house where the 4 buttons are.
I have a few questions:
1. Where can I find replacements bulbs?
2. There has to be a transformer to convert 110 VAC to low voltage and
3. Is it wired in series or parallel? That is, if any bulb burns out,
will they all go out?
There are markings on the bulb bases, but they are almost impossible to
read. as best I can tell, they say 2.5 V and 0.3 A. One says "GE50".
Here are a couple of photos:
The base is just over 3/8" wide. The base is 1/2" long of which about
1/4" is threaded.
I am guessing that these were flashlight bulbs.
Radio Shack has a bulb that is 2.4 V and 360 mA.
Is this the right bulb? Does this base have a standard name?
Thanks for any help.