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halogen bulbs 1157 ?

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  • halogen bulbs 1157 ?

    jc.whitney has them for 10 bucks a pop.
    anyone know of other suppliers?

  • #2
    Any local auto parts store should have them for that price. A quick internet search shows them as low as $6.99.
    David

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    • #3
      thanks dave,but i tried walmart, napa,carquest,
      & several others to no avail. please let me know
      if you find one! JNP

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      • #4
        [/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


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

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        • #5
          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.

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          1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
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          • #6
            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.

            Tom
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            • #7
              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.
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              Gary Ash
              Dartmouth, Mass.

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              • #8
                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.

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