View Full Version : Philips GA-212 LED Bulb Replacement

12-30-2008, 11:46 PM
I posted this earlier at the Audio Asylum, but am reproducing it here hoping it might help someone.

I have 3 Philips GA-212 turntables (4 counting my parts unit). The oldest I bought new in April 1974 and they get frequent use. The bulbs for the switches burned out years ago and I've had trouble locating suitable replacements.

The turntables all worked fine without a bulb, but I like the neat green backlights for the touch switches.

I recently found some 6V E10 base LEDs from Allied Electronics for $1.12 each. I had to swap the wires to some of the sockets to get the proper DC polarity, but they are working great now. The cost was only $1.12 each compared to $7-$10 from some other sites.

I used part number SSP-D29E10SUGC-6V which is a green 6v LED with E10 base.

Hope this is of use to someone.....


01-01-2009, 10:49 AM
this is good to know , i also have a 212 that i bought from goodwill 10.00 all lights still work , but i'm waiting for that day the go out.

01-01-2009, 10:54 AM
I had one of those. I really should have kept it. The down side was if my fingers were cold, it would not turn on. I have some of junky Dual thing now, it has been a long time since I have used it.


01-27-2009, 07:28 PM
That part number does not come up. I guess they no longer carry them. :no:

01-28-2009, 12:43 AM
If I recall correctly, the 312 uses LEDs and the 212 uses a rare obsolete lightbulb. I have a few, but they are being saved for the day the bulbs in my 212 go out. It is one of my favorite TTs.

I have never heard of the LEDs going out on a 312, but I am no expert.

I bought the bulbs a couple of years ago from a guy who has a rare bulb sight. He had plenty, but till I found him had not connected those bulbs with the phillips TT.

My very experienced tech friend said that the value of the bulb is critical to the proper function of the TT, so a replacement must be exact.

01-28-2009, 12:48 AM
Here is where I found the bulbs:

01-28-2009, 05:59 AM
Thanks for that info! Do you remember which bulb model number it was?

01-28-2009, 09:53 AM
No, I just gave him the info off the old bulb. I tink it was the amps and the voltage.

01-28-2009, 01:04 PM
soundbug1 on eBay also has the bulbs, though he only sells them as part of a "refurb kit".

01-28-2009, 02:15 PM
soundbug1 on eBay also has the bulbs, though he only sells them as part of a "refurb kit".

Yes I saw those, but my "Cheap-O-Meter" claxon went off when I saw the price!

01-28-2009, 06:15 PM
Looks like Allied is out. I googled the part number and found several places with them listed. A little more expensive, but had them for $4.82