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Where can I find a 78mm Type J 120 Volt Halogen bulb locally?

Asked by ETpro (34436points) March 28th, 2012

My wife found a cute high-intensity halogen desk lamp at the local Goodwill store. It just needs a light bulb. I can order one on-line, but I’d rather pick one up locally. It takes a Type J—78mm 100 watt, 120 volt Halogen Bulb. The true value hardware store just down the street doesn’t carry such bulbs. I’m in downtown Boston, so there are a wide selection of lighting stores and big-box hardware places such as Lowes and Home Depot. But having never shopped for high-intensity halogen bulbs, I’m not sure where to start. If you’ve bought one, where did you get it?

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funkdaddy's avatar

Batteries Plus has a ton of lightbulbs and seems to have a few stores in Massachusetts.

I don’t see a “Boston” store, but if I remember right there’s not much “Boston” really, it’s all about the smaller neighborhoods and suburbs. Maybe one is close?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Our local Ace Hardware carries this type of bulb @ETpro. You may just want to call a couple of local stores.

ETpro's avatar

@funkdaddy Thanks. Looks like there’s a Batteries Plus in Saugus and one in Woburn, 8,5 and 9.5 miles away respectively. Unfortunately, I can’t drive till I get my second cataract removed and re-test with the RMV. And neither location is convenient to public transportation. Doable, but a long, time consuming trip. I may just order a couple or a half dozen on line if they are the only option around here. I’m just trying to save the shipping and wait, but a trip like that outweighs the cost of shipping.

@SpatzieLover They are close by, and have a large store in Boston and one that’s actually closer to me in the North End. It’s just across the Charles River in Charlestown. I’ll call them tomorrow and see if they cary that bulb. Thanks for the tip.

Ponderer983's avatar

Usually true lighting stores will have the more specialized bulbs. Home depot and the like probably won’t carry it. But the best way to find out is to call and ask before you waste time trekking all over Boston.

ETpro's avatar

@Ponderer983 Copy that. I definitely will do so. If it’s too much trouble tracking one down nearby, I’ll just order a couple online.

ETpro's avatar

@dgee Outstanding. Thanks. That’s just what I did. Ordered online.

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