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« on: August 04, 2006, 04:38:57 PM »

 I stopped at the local NAPA to get some spare 24 volt bulbs, I ordered 2 1683's tail and stop, 2 1638's side turn, and 2 1252 tail. The young man came back to the counter and said that will be $32. I did not buy them, it seems a bit excessive for 6 bulbs. Are these prices out of line? Is there a better place to buy bulbs?
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006, 05:03:42 PM »

Jim, I've felt your pain...and since I have a very low pain threshold...I searched and found Lamp Technology, Inc. in upstate NY.
If you know the number of the bulbs you need...they'll be happy to sell you the bulbs at a decent price...eg...#623 bulbs..$.0.63ea.
#1450 bulbs...$0.37 ea. #1203 bulbs...$0.58 ea

I have no connection with this company other than being a customer.  I gain nothing in refering anyone to this Company.  My comments are meant to be informational only.

So, with that disclaimer in place...I hope you find that they are a great supplier and hope that other BusNuts find them as I did. Your Parts manual should have a page dedicated to all the bulb number you need for your bus...if not...we'll be happy to help you.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006, 05:05:37 PM »

Hate to tell you Jim but that is actually a good price for 6 24 volt bulbs,If you or any one finds a much better price I would like to know where  Mike
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 05:12:56 PM »

I've got my spares from Bulb Direct.
http://www.bulbdirect.com
1-800-772-5267

They shipped fast but still expensive.   

Forgot to mention that they carry both name brands and the odd ball brands.
I've used the odd balls with good luck so far and it saves, there about 1/4 the price.   
So I guess if they did fail a little early I still would be ahead. 

For your order name brands would be  $28.38 or$ 6.52  for their odd ball brand names.   

Just my 2cents

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006, 05:57:24 PM »

You just ansewered my question. I went to       www.lamptech.com     and found the bulbs I need, but was not sure about the GE designation so was going to ask.

  1638      28V      76 cents each
  1638GE  28V     $7.57  each

 1252      28V  56 cents
 1252GE  28V  $3.12

  I assume GE is the name brand and the other is the off brand?  Da Book only shows the number with no GE. I can live without the GE logo for $6.71 cents less.
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006, 07:05:58 AM »

www.lamptech.com had the bulbs I needed at a resonable price, but they have a $25 minimum order.

 I ordered from    www.bulbdirect.com

  1252    28V    $0.84 ea
  1638    28V    $1.42 ea
  1683    28V    $1.00 ea         I ordered a total of 14 bulbs, should be a lifetime supply, for me anyway maybe not the bus Grin. There was a $5.95 shipping and handleing charge.

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2006, 07:17:02 AM »

jrbus Thank you for posting your final solution. We always see questions and seldom see solutions. Many possible solutions get posted but the final answer seldom gets communicated. It is nice to see what really worked for you. Thanks!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006, 08:01:23 AM »

Yes, yes, thanks, Jim.

You just saved me some serious cash on my next 24v coach bulb purchase!

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2006, 11:48:27 AM »

I also notice that people do not mention what they pay. I am not a materialistic person but money is very important to me (cheap!!!!)
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2006, 03:24:02 PM »

I have had great success with finding 24 volt bulbs for the bus and very reasonable prices at the company below. Great customer service and excellent shipping standards. There are some minimum quantities but that shouldn't hurt given the number of bulbs on a bus. Many of the bulbs can be ordered online without issue.

http://www.atlantalightbulbs.com/

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2006, 03:59:20 PM »

I get most of mine from Ampco out of Kansas City (I'll add the # when I'm down at the shop later), or C&J Bus Repair out of MN (same with # ) They both know what ya need, and have them reasonalbly priced,  I haven't priced 'em anywhere else because these two are a heck of a lot cheaper than MCI or NAPA! BK  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2006, 09:13:23 PM »

I buy all my bulbs from International Bus in Apopka (Orlando) Florida. Their website is www.1800intlbus.com and their phone number is 800-468-5287. Seems like they were around a buck apiece.

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2006, 09:40:07 PM »

I get most of mine from Ampco out of Kansas City (I'll add the # when I'm down at the shop later), or C&J Bus Repair out of MN (same with # ) They both know what ya need, and have them reasonalbly priced,  I haven't priced 'em anywhere else because these two are a heck of a lot cheaper than MCI or NAPA! BK  Grin

That's Ampcon @ 1-800-705-6392 and C & J @ 1-800-228-7349 there may be cheaper places, but I've always had great customer service and fair prices from these 2 ! BK Grin
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