1157 Bulb

Bull Moos

1157 Bulb

by Bull Moos » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:09:35

On a 1157 dual element Stop/tail light, one element is brighter than the
other by a lot. Which element is the tail light and which elememt is the
stop/brake light?
Daniel Narvae

1157 Bulb

by Daniel Narvae » Fri, 10 Oct 2003 23:44:12



The brighter one is the stop/brake light.
(It is approximately 4 times the wattage of the dimmer one)

It is possible to get the 1157 installed backward, so the wrong filament
comes on, but it's easier to push it into the socket the correct way.

-Daniel

Georg

1157 Bulb

by Georg » Sat, 11 Oct 2003 00:24:27

Here's my 02 - - Daniel is right.  The shorter of the elements is the bright
(stop/turn) part of the bulb.  And if you do get it in backwards, the stop
light will work as the taillight and then because of its brightness, you
won't see the turnsignal blinking cause its using the taillight part of the
bulb.
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> > On a 1157 dual element Stop/tail light, one element is brighter than the
> > other by a lot. Which element is the tail light and which elememt is the
> > stop/brake light?

> The brighter one is the stop/brake light.
> (It is approximately 4 times the wattage of the dimmer one)

> It is possible to get the 1157 installed backward, so the wrong filament
> comes on, but it's easier to push it into the socket the correct way.

> -Daniel