Sylvania Bulb Numbers

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Sylvania Bulb Numbers

Post by Kubelmann » Fri May 19, 2006 10:16 am

Here is a list of the bulbs used on a 73/74 Thing

These bulb numbers are commonly available at nearly any auto parts store.


High & low beam headlamp
H6024
H6024ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
H6024XV XtraVision Halogen Upgrade: 3x brighter; 2x the life
H6024CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal



Front turn signal
1157
1157LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear turn signal
1156
1156LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Tail light
67/97

Stop light
1156
1156LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

License plate
89

Back up light
1156
1156LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front sidemarker
1895


Instrument-general
74

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Post by vwthingboy » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:21 am

Herr Kubelmann,

Speaking of bulbs, what's your take on the LED bulbs available from
"Airkewld":

http://www.airkewld.com/parts/proddetai ... d=LED-6104
http://www.airkewld.com/parts/proddetai ... d=LED-6100

Are the LEDs worth that much more money?

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Post by Kubelmann » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:11 am

There are a number of sources for standard 12 volt LED autmotive bulbs. I plan to change my bulbs over eventually. I think the site you posted might be charging a bit much. Every once in a while I do a web search looking for the bulbs at a good price.

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Post by vwthingboy » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:52 am

You're right. Thanks.

This place has the bulbs for much cheaper:
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... roduct=CAR

Also, good-to-know-wise they point out that:
"For best results the LED color should be the same as the lens color. As an example: a red lens will filter out all but the red portion of the light so if the light is all red, none or very little light will be blocked by the lens."

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Post by Kubelmann » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:41 am

That is a great site you posted. Those are the best prices I have seen. Also the bulbs sure look like thye are good quality. I also like the advise about using the same color bulb as the lens color. I have been seriously thinking about getting clear front turn signal lenses and using amber 1157 LED bulb. I have that set-up on my Ford Ranger adn really like the look and the function.

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Post by vwthingboy » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:43 pm

But wait, there's more...

The LED website also states:

"Turn signal issues with LED bulbs
LED brake/tail lamps will not flash with thermal flasher units due to their extremely low current draw. These installations will require an electronic flasher unit, available in our car bulb shopping category (for some vehicles) or at your auto parts store.
Try to find flashers designed to work with LED bulbs, they will say "LED compatible". Often HEAVY DUTY flashers will also work with LED bulbs. "

Do our cars have thermal flasher units?

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Post by Kubelmann » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:50 pm

Good information. It makes sense that the LEDs would not draw enough current ot activate the contacts in the flasher.

Yes our flashers are thermal. Definately not an electronic flasher in 73/74...

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Re: Sylvania Bulb Numbers

Post by Kubelmann » Tue May 21, 2013 3:44 am

Check out the most recent announcement from Phillips Lighting in collaboration with AppleComputers. The LED SmartBulb. $60ea. It turn on in the dark when a person enters the room and shut off when you leave. They are user adjustable for lighting color, When you walk out the front door all the smart led bulbs shut off. They can be set like an alarm clock to turn on gradually to awaken you gently. They use very little electricity and last forever.

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