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2.5V Mini Replacement Bulbs (170 mA, 2.5 Volt, 0.42 watt)

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2.5V Mini Replacement Bulbs (170 mA, 2.5 Volt, 0.42 watt)
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Inventory for 2022 Holiday Season is very limited.  If you are not finding what you need, please consider purchasing from our 612 VERMONT website.  Same quality bulbs with shunt, and pinched bases!  Available in many different voltages and sold in larger value packs.   Please visit 612 VERMONT with this link:  2.5 volt replacement bulbs

  • 2.5 volt mini replacements
  • Typically for strings of 50 or more lights
  • Pack of 5 bulbs
  • Available in clear, multi, red, blue, and green

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2.5 volt mini replacement bulbs.  Package includes 5 mini replacement bulbs.  These are your most common mini replacement bulbs and work for most strings with 50 or 100 lights (any time 50 lights are in one series).  These are NOT meant to be used in heavy duty 2.5 volt light sets which generally have 150+ lights or icicle light strands with 150 or 300 lights. For more options on wattage and a universal pinched base bulb, please consider purchasing replacement bulbs from our other brand, 612 Vermont.  Here is a link to all of our pinched base bulbs offered on 612 Vermont.
If you are looking for a better value for a bulk pack of CLEAR bulbs, please consider our value pack of 500 clear bulbs - Click to view this product
Available Colors:
Clear, Red, Green, Blue, or Multi (Includes one bulb each of Red, Blue, Pink, Amber and Green)
Bulb Specifications:
2.5 volt, 170 mA, 0.42 watt
Bulb Dimensions
Length of glass - 15/16"
Length of wires - 3/8"
Diameter of glass - 5 mm
How do I make sure these are the right bulbs for my light set?
Most light sets have a white tag near the male plug of the light set.  On this tag, there should be a notation something along the lines of "replace only with 2.5 volt bulbs".  After the voltage is determined, you then need to check the be sure that the amperes (mA or A) are correct.  Sometimes this will be written just after the voltage, and sometimes it is only mentioned at the bottom of the tag.  Please give us a call if you have any questions: 877-750-0971!
Are these bulbs pinched at the base of the glass portion?
Unfortunately, these bulbs are no longer pinched at the base, but this traditional rounded shape is most commonly used in light sets. They should work in about 95% of the light sets made today that require a 2.5 volt bulb.  If you are looking for a pinched base option, please reference our sister website: 612 Vermont
Please note: Because of the many varieties of bases/sockets on mini lights, these bulbs don't not come with bases. It is important to hold on to your old bases, so that these new bulbs can be assured a good fit. In order to replace bulb, bend wires straight, pull bulb out from base, and then slip the new bulb in place.

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  • 5
    The bulbs were perfect and easy to switch with the burned out bulbs.

    Posted by Marjorie C. on Feb 6th 2022

    Thank you!!

  • 5
    Works for Super Bright string lights

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 19th 2021

    I have a 26-year old string of lights with one bulb broken. The tag on the cord said to replace with 2.5 volt Super Bright bulb. I was able to find those bulbs ONLY on HardToFindItems. The new bulb worked perfectly and now I have many back-up bulb

  • 5
    2.5 volt clear and multi color mini lights

    Posted by Steve P. on Jan 4th 2021

    Fast shipping and they were exactly as described

  • 5

    Posted by Candia on Jan 20th 2020

    Just what I was looking for!

  • 5
    Very helpful

    Posted by Jerry K. on Feb 4th 2017

    Staff was very helpful in determining the correct product to order. Company was a great pleasure to work with.

  • 5

    Posted by Akvile P. on Feb 2nd 2017

    Work perfect with my Christmas lights.

  • 5
    Artificial Christmas tree from Walmart

    Posted by James M. on Jan 30th 2017

    I had an artificial Christmas tree from Walmart where there were some bulbs burnt out and I couldn't find replacement bulbs that have the .42 amp capacity I needed until I found them at Hard to Find Items. Thank you.

  • 5
    very satisfied

    Posted by Michael S. on Jan 30th 2017

    very satisfied

  • 5
    Quick delivery.

    Posted by Bill B. on Jan 29th 2017

    Exact what I wanted.