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Anyone know what this is called?

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I have a problem. The light in the spinning wheel that goes in our Coca Cola VFW Bingo Hall and runs the color display is out. The same kind of spinning wheel operates the display in an old bowling alley lighted building from a different company, so I know these things must be out there somewhere. The problem is, I don't even know what it's called to look it up. Anyone know our have an idea about where to go to get such a thing?

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The motor works- I'm looking to replace the light. The number on the old light is too scratched to read. I made several guesses based on what I could see and tried googling it, but didn't have any luck.

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I think i'll go along with an MR16. If you look at the base of the bulb, does it have to small pins that fit into the socket?  I think the base wold need to be larger to fit the GU series.    I also notice some clear areas that look like a ring on the color disk.  Is it rubbing someplace and possibly scratched the color off ?    You can always use some permanent sharpie markers to fill in the missing spots.   I have even done that to add more colors on a fiber optic tree, it was too much just white for my taste.

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4 hours ago, Kage said:

The motor works- I'm looking to replace the light. The number on the old light is too scratched to read. I made several guesses based on what I could see and tried googling it, but didn't have any luck.

Those bulbs are common.  Just pull it out and head to a Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards and you are good to go.

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I was also going to say MR16 as they use these in the fiber optic trees. The important thing is with these color wheels you want a MAXIMUM of a 20 Watt lamp. Smaller MR series lamps may require a reduced wattage of like 10 watts. You don't want to scorch your color wheel.

MR 16s like the others have said are generally easy to find at Home Improvement stores. Good luck.

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I have one that looks just like yours and this is what mine says. BTW I Need a power source for mine could you please tell be what power source yous used?  

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As you can see on the motor it says 12 VAC. This will require an AC 120v to 12v step down transformer. A 12v DC "wall-wart" won't work. These are not hard to come by in the internet age. [Sometimes train/hobby shops may carry this type of transformer.]

If the halogen lamp does not have a protective cover over the bulb itself, try not to touch the lamp inside the shade. Oils from the skin could shorten the life. If accidently touched, use an alcohol swab to clean the bulb.

 

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