- Where to purchase replacement light bulbs for Classic (formerly Built-In) Series units
- How to replace BI light bulbs
- How long should light bulbs last?
- What size is the light bulb?
- Can blue or LED light bulbs be used as a replacement bulb in older models?
Classic (formerly Built-In) Series blue tint light bulbs and LED light bulbs can only be obtained through a Factory Certified Parts Distributor.
- Verify the part number and quantity needed with the table below.
- Starting with serial number 4380000, a long LED tube light is used in the crisper area. See also, Classic Series Crisper Drawer Lighting.
- Prior to serial number 4380000, there is one bulb located in the crisper area of refrigeration units.
- The crisper light bulb is the same as the overhead lighting.
- Model BI-42UFD has two bulbs in the crisper area.
- Other bulbs available in stores will fit our products, but the light color will not match.
- Alternate bulbs need a T10, medium base, 40W appliance bulb.
- Standard 40W appliance bulbs that fit these specifications tend to be yellowish.
- Standard appliance bulbs are available in local hardware or home improvement stores.
- Blue glass and LED light bulbs cannot be used in 500 or 600 Series units. Refer to a Parts Distributor for serial breaks on the 700 Series.
- LED bulbs do not go out immediately when turned off. They slowly fade when the door switch is pressed. This is normal.
- Longevity will vary based on how often the doors are opened and for how long per opening. Blue glass light bulbs have a life expectancy of 1000 hours.
- See also, Replacing Conventional Incandescent Light Bulbs with LED Light Bulbs.
|Model||# of Bulbs in Refrigerator||# of Bulbs in Freezer||Part Number|
|BI-30U||3||1||Prior to serial # 4380000: 7006999|
Starting with serial # 4380000:
*BI-42 prior to serial number 4100000 have only 2 freezer bulbs.
To replace a light bulb:
- Remove the light diffuser to gain access to the light bulbs. See also, Classic Series Light Diffuser Removal & Reinstallation.
- Remove the bulb by turning counterclockwise.
- Install the new bulb by turning clockwise.
- Install the light diffuser.
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