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Old 10-21-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default brinkman starfire 2 bulb upgrade???

Heard you can remove the pryex tube and install a 100w bulb vs the 50 the come with my question is how do you remove the tube to install a new bulb
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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use a drop or two of dishsoap around the top of the tube to try to lube the o-ring. try to slowly pull the cap off of the tube, using a twisting motion, carefull, the glass can break! Aqua star lights solve this by using a rubber stopper. good luck.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:15 AM   #3
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Twist the part at the end by the wires counter clockwise. This will shrink the gasket. and the tube will come right off.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:34 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick responses any one use a certain bulb number that I should be looking for online or in a store to upgrade the light
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:22 AM   #5
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Yeah, there's a couple part numbers in a few post I've seen before while searching in the past
https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...-lights-97892/
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:23 AM   #6
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Default Just went through this myself!

I ordered these off of ebay.

GY6.35 JC Type Halogen Light Bulb 12V/100W

Here is a link to the site I ordered them from. The price is 10 for $8.79
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290514557518...ht_1762wt_1132

Walmart sells them behind their counter for around $6.95 each. If you have a few days, order them from the site above and safe $$$. I had 4 to do, so I have spares. I figured out the size of the tubes and may order some for replacements in the event I bump into something in the water and damage the glass.

To remove the tubes, I clamped the base with a set of vise grips (gently) where there are two small tabs and rotated the glass tube off with a twisting motion. I used dielectric grease on the rings (2) and slid the glass back on - no issues. The glass will be resistant at first, but keep the pulling/twisting motion and it will come off. Do not touch the glass portion of the bulbs as it will shorten their life with the oil from your fingers on it.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks Bob gonna order some today did you every find a retailer that sells the glass pryex tubes i would like to have some extras for backup
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #8
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Smile Replacement tubes

Still working on a source. When I get them, I may order extras and offer them up for costs to whoever needs them. If you peel back the label on the glass, you will see the manufacturer and a #. The number I think is the diameter. I need to confirm I/O diameters and length to be sure prior to ordering. Basically, they are pyrex rimless test tubes.

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Hate to dredge up this old of a post,but did yall ever find any replacement tubes for the starfires?
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They are standard 25 x 150 Pyrex or Borosilicate test tubes. There both high temp glass test tubes and are the exact same thing Starfire uses
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