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How to replace "irreplaceable" bulb in philips wake-up light HF3480

How to replace "irreplaceable" bulb in philips wake-up light HF3480

Approx. 3 years ago I bought the Philips wake-up light, type HF3480. Now, the lamp inside the device broke down and strangely enough Philips claims that "because of safety reasons" the lamp cannot be replaced, not by the user nor by Philips themselves. This means if I want my light back that I have to throw away/replace this 3 year old alarm clock of which the alarm & clock itself works just perfectly fine.

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bert [Entry]

suzanne, the bulbs for the HF3480 are "Philips MASTER PL-C 4P, 26 Watt - 26W / G24q-3 / 827" and are readily available at places like this. Sounds like Philips glued those into the bases, so may be a heatgun is in order to replace those. Take a look on here for a bit more information. Now I want one just to tear it down and just because Philips says it can't be done:)) Take plenty of pictures and create a guide while you are fixing it.Hope this helps, good luck.
bert [Entry]

I have just replaced the bulb in my Philips wake-up light hf3475. Hurrah! It was quite a task and involved ungluing the existing bulb after taking off the back and lifting off the white rounded plastic cover at the base of the bulb. I replaced it with a Philips master pl-c 4p bulb 26 watt 1800 lumen and is now working perfectly. quite an advanced tinkering session 4 for a beginner I would say, and ideally you need a soldering iron to connect what I think is an earth wore with a little cage that slips between the the bars of the bulb- but I got a feeling this might not be necessary I just used crocodile clip to hold the contacts together.
bert [Entry]

"Just disassemled our broken HF34745 and found a PL-C 26W/827/4P from Phillips, covered in glue. See a picture here

Just ordered a new one and will see whether it fits and works. Will let you know."
bert [Entry]

I'm trying to fix my philips hf3475… a different model but it looks pretty much the same so I'm hoping the bulb mentioned above will work. Will let you know how that goes :)