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Car side marker light bulb - volts, watts, amps question.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Z71bill, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Z71bill

    Z71bill

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    The side marker light burned out on my daughters car -

    I went and got a bulb - and when I replaced it noticed a difference in the part #.

    The bulb I took out is

    Part No. 2825 LL rated at 13.5 volts 5 watts 0.37 amps

    The bulb I came home with & installed is

    Part No. 194 LL rated at 14 volts 3.8 watts 0.27 amps

    It seems to work fine - but when I did a search and use part 194 LL the web site claims this part does not fit.

    One post on a web site says the 194 bulb MELTED the plastic because it gets so HOT - is this just internet BS or should I go back and get the other bulb?

    Does a 14 volts 3.8 watts 0.27 amps bulb put out more heat than a 13.5 volts 5 watts 0.37 amps bulb?

    It seems like it would put out less heat.




    The complete specs of each.


    Part No. 2825 LL
    Amperage: 0.37 amps
    Base Type: W2.1x9.5d
    Bulb Configuration: T3-1/4
    Bulb Part Number: 2825 LL
    Bulb Type: Incandescent
    Color Temperature: 2800 K
    Color: Clear
    Diameter: 0.41 in
    DOT / SAE Approved: Yes
    Filament Configuration: C-2R
    Filament Quantity: 1
    Length: 1.06 in
    Light Center Length: 0.5 in
    Lumens: 50 lm
    Package Quantity: 2
    Rated Life: 1800 hr
    Voltage: 13.5 v
    Wattage: 5 w


    Part No. 194 LL
    Amperage: 0.27 amps
    Base Type: W2.1x9.2d
    Bulb Configuration: T3-1/4
    Bulb Part Number: 194 LL
    Bulb Type: Incandescent
    Color Temperature: 2800 K
    Color: Clear
    Diameter: 0.4 in
    DOT / SAE Approved: Yes
    Filament Configuration: C-2F
    Filament Quantity: 1
    Length: 1.06 in
    Light Center Length: 0.56 in
    Lumens: 25 lm
    Package Quantity: 2
    Rated Life: 4300 hr
    Voltage: 14 v
    Wattage: 3.8 w
     
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  2. Z71bill

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    Maybe she (my daughter) is driving around with her parking lights on!
     

  3. handyman

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    Looks like it would be slightly dimmer not sure if you can tell, it is drawing less amps, I would' not worry about it.
     
  4. farscott

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    The bulbs have the same length and diameter, and the 194LL is less bright, uses less power, has the same color temperature, and has a longer rated life. The light center lengths are within 0.06". I see nothing that suggests the 194LL would cause the plastic lens to melt in your application. I would stick with the 194LL.
     
  5. Z71bill

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    25 VS 50 lumens so it will not be as bright - but I can't even tell a difference between the lighted bulbs.

    The guy that claimed it melted the plastic even posted a picture of the damage. Maybe he was replacing an LED bulb? :dunno:

    Make a note to self -

    Next time look up part number before going to store rather than after getting home and replacing part.