LED replacement bulb for your Singer Featherweight 221, 301 and MANY more vintage sewing machines!
(If you’re looking for the screw-base LED for modern machines, click HERE instead.)
(If you need an LED for a white FW 221, click HERE instead.)
*Order form is at the bottom of this page*
[This is Brad, commonly known on this website as “Mister”. I asked my wife if she’d let me hijack a page or two on her website so I could share about LED’s I found for Featherweights and other vintage machines.]
*******************9/9/2016: News Flash!*******************
The manufacturer has produced a new FW bulb for me, and increased the number of chips in the standard FW bulbs to 72. There are now 8 rows of 9 LED chips, instead of 8 rows of 8 LED chips. These chips are also slightly smaller in size, so the bulb is the same overall size, but can now run even cooler and generate even more light than the 64 LED! I measured the light at my workstation, and the new bulb is much brighter than the old (which was twice as bright as the incandescent that it replaces. As soon as I can, I will replace the pictures below with new ones.
These bulbs cost more to produce, but I am NOT changing the price at all.
There are two MAJOR benefits to replacing your standard 15 watt incandescent light bulb with an LED:
- The LED is much brighter. As you can see in the examples shown below, the “Cool-White” LED bulb showed 1,420 Lux (measurement of light) while the standard, clear 15 watt bulb measured only 850 Lux. The Cool-White LED bulb is also a brighter white light, rather than the yellowish glow produced by the incandescent bulb. There are 64 tiny LEDs in these bulbs, so they generate a more diffused light than LED bulbs that only contain 18-30 LEDs. If you do want to keep the yellowish glow, this bulb is also available in “Warm-White” for the same price. It will look a lot like the original bulb, with only 850 Lux of brightnes, but it will not get hot. Just tell me in the order form that you want a “warm-white” (or just say yellow) bulb instead. I recommend the Cool-White so you see brighter light and truer colors, but a few folks have told me they find the white difficult, so I make these available too.
- These bulbs use only 2.6 watts of power, which results in a LOT less heat being generated than using the standard 15 watt bulb. No more burnt fingers from touching the bulb!
This is a replacement bulb at a very reasonable price. When I went looking for one for my wife, I could not find one below $30! I am selling these bulbs at a cost of $10 each or 2 for $18, including free shipping in the US. Any additional bulbs in the same order are just $8 each. I had to add that because I discovered some folks wanted these to use as presents for their friends!
Payment is accepted via PayPal only.
The bulb we are selling DOES fit into the Singer Model 301, which has a slightly deeper socket than the 221.
The bulbs fit many other machines. A lovely lady named Judy MacLeod sent me a group of pictures of some of her machines with the 2 types of bulbs to share. Click on the model name which will open up a new window and show you the difference between an incandescent bulb and this LED. Singer 15, Singer 99, Singer 201, Singer 306, and even Pfaff 1221, 1222, 1471 and a Pfaff Hobby 1042. I have also received notes from customers that the bulb fits into Bernina Record 730 and Bernina 807 …as well as a Singer 15-91.
I also personally know they fit a Singer 401A and 404 (and that should mean the rest of the 401 and 500 series). I also have a Kenmore Rotary (Model 95 – Vintage 1948) that the bulb fits. There are many other vintage machines that use this push-in style bulb with 2 contacts on the bottom. As folks report other machines to me, I’ll add them. Some Vintage Singers (like a 99K or a 185) had more than one type of socket available. If they use a large screw-base bulb (5/8″ in diameter), please send me an Email message as I am also able to provide those bulbs. Still the same price!
Important: The white Singer 221K7 models have an extra ring at the end of their sockets. Due to this ring, these bulbs are UNABLE to be inserted far enough to allow the bulbs to twist and lock into place on WHITE 221Ks. If you have a White 221K7 and would like an LED, I do now have a different bulb that will fit your machine! The factory made them differently and there is no ridge to prevent it from fitting into the socket. This bulb is a little more expensive due to the fact that it has 104 LEDs (making it a little warmer as well as brighter). It can be used on ANY of the machines, but is NECESSARY only for the white 221K models.
If you wish to order, please use the contact form below to send a request. Simply enter your name, your PayPal email, your ZIP code, and choose how many bulbs you would like. If more than 4, please note in the comment form the total number of bulbs you would like to order. You may also use the comment form if you have questions before ordering.
Communication is very important to me, and when you fill out the form requesting bulb(s) I will respond as quickly as possible (from Brad@stitchallthethings.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org) and confirm your order. There is no Paypal button, because I will request payment only when I have checked to make sure that I have your LED order in my hand, EACH bulb has been tested, and the is ready for me to ship to you. I will send you an email instead of a Paypal request if there is going to be any delay, but normally I will have plenty in stock.
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