2357 tail lite bulbs or 1157?

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  1. tekslk

    tekslk Well-Known Member

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    Was reading on the web and saw these were recommende for replacing 1157 any opinions they are suppose to be brighter than 1157?
     
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    This was in a ssdan post. Saved the info for future reference.

     
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      67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Let's add this up. I'm 64, been driving since I was 17, and in those 47 years, I'll bet I have NOT replaced a dozen park and tail bulbs. So that's about 1 every 4 years.

      All my cars were used, all of 'em came with whatever bulbs were in 'em, and I've never replaced 'em with anything but 1157's

      I've never found a bulb "stuck in a socket"

      Conclusion:


      I won't be giving Honda extra money for light bulbs
       
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      You don't HAVE to get them from Honda.
      Look for the nickle base and a good brand.
      I wouldn't trade my 3496's for anything (worth every penny)
      Especially since I want to reduce every chance of getting rear ended that I can, so I also replaced the backup lenses (the ones with the clear center) with standard tail/brake lenses and connected them in with the brake/turn signals.
      Now I have four nice brake lights and two signal lenses on each side, but it looks stock except for the clear part of the center of what used to be the backup lights.

      Love it, and it works great.


       
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      Yeah, you do have to get them from Honda if you want the money to be worth spending. The Honda parts pipeline is the only way to get real ones made by Stanley. All the rest -- with or without nickelplate base -- are Chinese junk that doesn't meet the output specs and doesn't last (though I notice that doesn't stop GE, Wagner, Sylvania, etc. from charging top dollar).
       
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      You had to tell me that, didn't you? :D
       
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      And, be careful. The Honda dealer is likely to try to push off some Chinese crap ,on ya too. Insist on the genuine Honda bulbs.
       
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      Thanks for the info will definately switch to the bigger bulbs. Unless it would be better to just switch to LED units?
       
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      Oh Boy, here we goooo...
       
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      Rockerdude Rock n' Roll and A-bodies

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      No, they are unsafe garbage.
       
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      when i went to honda to get those bulbs i had no problem getting the genuine ones...they are nice high quality bulb that are much brighter.
       
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      That's right. They are. LED bulbs are widely available but dangerous and illegal. Use them only if you want your car to get hit.
       
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      Revhendo Master ACME Tech

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      Dan, you ok? Seem a little reserved there tonight....
       
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      Heheh. [​IMG]

      I think what it is, is that everything that can be said on the subject has been said. It's always the same script: Someone asks about LED bulbs. I explain in detail why they're dangerous and illegal. Someone else says "What about these ones I saw on eBay?". Someone else points to a few companies making halfaѕѕed "LED conversions" for certain vehicles, and then those get explained as probably-unsafe, and then a bunch of people chime in with "but they're cool and it's my car so I can do what I want, haters gonna hate", then 67Dart273 shocks us all with the breaking news that he doesn't like me, then seven more pages of the same.

      I figured let's just skip it and jump directly to the part where we go for beers afterward.
       
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      :cheers::D:D:D
       
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      Thanks Dan. I wont use them then. (Honda here I come) Would they be ok for in the dash?
       
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      Can't think of anywhere in the dash where the Honda bulbs would fit/work. Maybe you're asking if LED bulbs are OK in the dash? Yeah, feel free to play with LEDs in any non-safety-critical lights (dome light, instrument panel lights, etc.). You may or may not like the results, but they won't endanger anyone the way they do in exterior (safety) lights.
       
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      Ok sorry for clarity but yes was askin about LED in the dash and dome. Do you have any ideas of where to get?
       
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      www.oznium.com
      www.superbrightleds.com

      And they don't generate heat so they may not yellow the dome lens.
       
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      I've been using 1157's for years and find they work just fine as they were intended to do so. Why reinvent the wheel when you don't need to?
       
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      Well I went to the honda dealership today and bought 34906-SL0-A01 It was 13 bucks with tax put them in and boy what a diffrence, thanks dan and everyone it was money well spent.
       
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      No wheels being reinvented -- just relatively dim old brake lights being made brighter. I can think of a bunch of reasons why it's a good idea: our cars are among the few left on the road that don't have the central 3rd brake light (though obviously retrofits are possible). Today's traffic is a lot more dense than when our cars were new. Today's drivers are a lot more distracted, too -- talking on the phone, texting, putting on DVDs for the kids, futzing with the stereo, etc. Crash repair parts for our cars are a lot harder to get than they were back in the day.
       
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      Glad to help out. I wish Honda weren't such a bunch of moneygrubbers on these bulbs. The manufacturer (Stanley) abruptly stopped all aftermarket sales of the bulb in 2009 or so. No explanation was given. Up until then, all the major marketers (Sylvania, GE, Wagner, Candlepower...) were selling the Stanley bulbs. After Stanley cut everyone off except Honda, the aftermarket went to cheap and nasty Chinese junk. :-(
       
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      Dfnsmn34 Margarita Mike

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      Will the "Honda" bulbs fit in the early A bodies? 1966 barracuda? SOrry not trying to steal a thread...just curious.

      Aloha and Mahalo!
       
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