View Full Version : halogen bulbs 1157 ?

09-28-2006, 04:14 PM
jc.whitney has them for 10 bucks a pop.
anyone know of other suppliers?

1956 Hawk
09-28-2006, 04:59 PM
Any local auto parts store should have them for that price. A quick internet search shows them as low as $6.99.

09-28-2006, 05:11 PM
thanks dave,but i tried walmart, napa,carquest,
& several others to no avail. please let me know
if you find one! JNP

09-28-2006, 05:31 PM
[/quote]There are about 3,4,5? "sizes" of Walmarts, the larger ones have a major range of inventory, while the smaller ones have a lot of a very much reduced inventory. You may need to get to a "very big" Walmart to find what you want. We have a "larger" one here, and I saw the light there. $7.99
[quote]quote:Originally posted by imitiday

thanks dave,but i tried walmart, napa,carquest,
& several others to no avail. please let me know
if you find one! JNP

1963 Avanti R2, 63SR1065 http://sterkel.org/avanti
1985 Kubota L2202 (Diesel)
2000 VW Jetta GLS

09-28-2006, 06:38 PM
I didn't know that 1157 type bulbs were available in halogen! Seems like they could burn hot enough to melt the plastic brake or turn signal lenses. Just a thought to ponder.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Current_Avacar.gif[/img=left] - DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

09-28-2006, 08:09 PM
I remember reading about the super bright turn signal bulbs melting
the plastic lenses, so make sure you check that out. This is why the
LED boards are a 'better' alternative - practically no heat.


09-28-2006, 09:54 PM
The 1157 is a 12 volt bulb. For those of us still on 6 volt, the original was 1158 with non-indexed pins, the modern 6 v. bulb with indexed pins is 1154. If you want LED's in your 6 volt positive-ground car, Stude guy George Rohrbach at High Speed Motors has them in both versions. Lots of light, no heat, low current draw.
See http://www.highspeedmotors.com/
Here are some pictures of my M5 without the lens and with the lens on the taillight housing. I used George's lights with the ring of extra LEDs around the outside.

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

09-29-2006, 05:19 AM
DesignTech International, in Springfield, Va. http://www.designtech-intl.com/ , is J.C. Whitney's supplier.
A few years ago, they exchanged bulbs I had bought from JCW, for the correct version, and will replace them free, for life. They are real nice folks.
The "1157 Super Bright Halogen Stop/Turn Bulb" two pack was #20112 @ $18.95. One bulb was $9.95.
Turn/Brake is 30W; Tail/Park 5W. They are supposed to appear 50% brighter than the stock bulbs. I measured current draw at 2.4A and .7A @ 12.5 to 15V.
They produce other versions, including one with a single element, staggered lugs, and two contacts. Maybe it's for backup lights. Make sure you get the right version.
I replaced sockets and improved grounds in preparation for the halogen bulbs; and found the stock bulbs were so much brighter that I didn't need the halogens! Grounding the sockets to the rearmost body bolts, in the corners of the trunk, made the biggest difference.
Mike M.