I was looking at some sites for some halogen 1157 bulbs for my car and I need a second opinion. Jcwhitney is selling bulbs for $19.98/pair @ 30w/8w. which seems like a ripoff compared to these other two sites:
Does anyone have an opinion on which site is better or seen them advertised cheaper anywhere else? Also has anyone used these and seen a big increase in light output? Thanks [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
You have some excellent questions and requests. But I'm moving this to the General Light Discussion forum. A subtle difference between the two forums -- lights carried by a person or mounted on a person's head vs. mounted on a vehicle. But I hope to keep the forum topics seperate. I'm moving your post over there where members can respond.
1157 bulbs are almost always used in tail/stop lights, especially in American made cars, and some Hondas...Why would you want a 50watt stoplight? Car headlights usually run 55w on low beam, 65 watt on high beam. Maybe you're thinking of a 9004 bulb, which is a halogen insert type of headlight??
no, they ARE 1157 bulbs, but just with the halogen gas which make them brighter. I was looking for a way to increase the brightness of my brake lights and it seems like the way to do it. If you take a look at the links, you can see them.
Wow, you know how the standard 1157 bulbs are rated around 27w/8w? and the highest halogen 1157 bulbs i've seen were like 50w/15w.
Well, i came across this site that advertises "1157 Ultra White Halogen Signal Bulbs (twist mount, 2 contacts on bottom, 12V 80W)" ...........80 watts??? Thats an awful lot huh? I e-mailed them asking if that figure was accurate...if so I might consider those instead [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Its >>>here<<< if you wanna check it out. Its right above the light blue heading. What do YOU think of this? lol
I hope they dont melt the lenses, but i'd be willing to try them anyway :P
If it comes to that, i'll wire a minature 12v fan into the parking/brake lights so when they receive power the fan turns and cools the taillight assembly. Of course i'd have to cut a small hole in the back of the taillight to mount the fan but im sure i'd have fun doing it, lol
Oh yea, i found this comparison of the halogen to the regular bulb...its a motorcycle though but gives the idea:
Forget it, they messed up....its actually 50w/30w and they changed it on the site. Geesh, wonder how many other things are advertised wrong on that site.
Ordered 2 pair of the halogen 1157's...hope there's a pleasing difference in light output....hate waiting, grr [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]