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Question DetailsAsked on 3/16/2017

Where can I buy replacement ultra blue light cheap? The first would lasted 2 yrs. The company is no longer in busi

The second bulb lasted 2 months at $250 . No warranty. I cant even find out where the unit is from because company went out of business. It is hooked up in the vent of my furnace. They gave me no paperwork when it was installed 2 years ago. Just a paid receipt of what was done and the cost. The second bulb another furnance company found for me $250 the one that lasted 2months. With no warranty. Now I'm out $250. I

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Yeah, they are out of business - I could not find any info about any other company having bought them out.

You would have to remove the bulb (which might be a rotate-in pin-type like a flourescent tube bulb, screw-in base, or pull-out pin base and may or may not be spring-loaded retention - so be careful in wiggling it around to see which way it wants to come out, and definitely use gloves in case it breaks. Then check with a magnifying glass on the glass or metal base for a bulb model number - will likely be a standard ultraviolet bulb type which your local lighting supply distributor can come up with a replacement for. You might also find it online, but check with them first about exact dimensions - andof course online you risk it breaking en-route.

Of course, have power to it off while taking out or while it is out of socket - tape over the socket to keep dirt out if going to be using the furnace/AC with the bulb out.

Of course, the better the brand name (like Honeywell or GE) the more likely to have a longer life, but these bulbs commonly only last a year or so even with the good brands because they are running (typically) 24/7/365, so if you find one you might get a spare with it - then if those do not last a fair time, look for another brand. Unfortunately, these days most bulbs are madein China so their quality if minimal, at best, The days of bulbs going many years are pretty much gone.

The other alternative would be to have a new unit installed which uses a commonly available bulb (if yours is not) = they run (excluding the ripoff expensive ones) a hundred thirty or so to $200-250 for decent to good multi-bulb units, plus typically $100-200 installation cost (since you already have the wiring there).

If you call an HVAC guy to install a new one, he is going to want to know the duct inside dimension in the direction the tube sticks out, so he brings a unit that fits within the duct you have.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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