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Need for a low amp 1156 bulb!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 5window, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. 5window
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    Maybe slightly O/T, sorry. I have a big "STOP" tallight that I want to rig up as a shop sign. It has an 1156 two opposed pin socket and I've got 120 AC to DC that go up to 1 amp. But an 1156 pulls 2.1 amps. Anyone know of a bulb number that will fit but be of low enough amperage? I know LED's are low power, but I'd rather use a "real" bulb".
     
  2. one 1156 bulb draws 2.1 amps? that doesn't sound right to me
     
  3. squirrel
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  4. NMCarNut
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    Yea, a 1156 bulb is rated at around 26 watts which works out to just over 2 amps. Try a JC-4010, it is a halogen bulb with the correct base rated at 10 watts.
     

  5. gas pumper
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    fROM THE sQUIRREL'S LIST, this is a real common bulb. 1/2 as bright as the 1156.

    #93 MINIATURE BULB BA15S BASE - 12.8 Volt 1.04 Amp S8 Single Contact (BA15S) Bayonet Base, 15 MSCP C-6 Filament Design. 700 Average Rated Hours, 2" Maximum Average Overall Length
     
  6. yep , i guess that's right , i should have checked first before posting

    P= I x E , so 26 watts divided by 12 volts equals 2.1 amps
     
  7. 5window
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    Thanks,guys. I knew I could count on the HAMB.
     
  8. pcterm2
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    you might try a #67-same size base
     
  9. special-k
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    You should be able to get a LED replacement also.
     
  10. 5window
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    Thanks, I know. But this light will look much better with a "natural" light illuminating it.
     

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