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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 3
Good replacement for low power consumption bulb. – 1156 3.5W 68-SMD LED 310-Lumen 6500K Brake/Backup White Light Bulbs (Pair/DC 12V) Reviews

posted by rayoung2002 on 10/10/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
- Lower power consumption than regular 1156/1157 bulb.
- Build quality is good.
- Direct replacement for a 1156 bulb (no modifications needed)
Cons:
- Slightly less than equal brightness than a regular 1156/1157. (About 10% less bright)
- Taller/longer than a regular 1156/1157 bulb (may not fit in some housings)
- Cool white light may be annoying if using as a working area light or reading light in RV's.
- These should be less expensive.
Other:
- Light distribution in a reflector housing will be different than the regular 1156/1157 bulbs as the array of LED's block light from passing through where a glass bulb would allow it (make bulb dimmer in light box).
- If you are looking to use these in RV's for a sitting/reading/area light I would suggest getting a warmer white bulb. These tend to hurt the eyes after a few minutes.
- Some light boxes have lenses designed to focus light from a regular 1156/1157 bulb and will be less effective with this LED bulb.
Bottomline:
- Get this bulb if you want have lower power consumption.
- This bulb will not be significantly brighter than a good 1156 incandescent bulb.
- Check to make sure you have extra room for the longer/taller LED bulb.
- Good if you are okay with a cool white bulb.

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