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Old 04-26-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
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What'* the difference?

I know the manual says we use 2057 bulbs for our brake lights, but I've checked around online and some pages say you can use 1157 bulbs for 2057.

The only reason I ask it because I'm looking for brighter brake lights, and I can only find them in 1157s.

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You can use 1157 bulbs, but they are not as bright.
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yeah a lot of the numbers just refer to brightness
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So a normal 2057 is brighter then a normal 1157....

But what do you think would be brighter...

a Super White / Hyper White 1157.. by like APC or Eurolite/Toucan
a LED 1157 by APC or Eurolite/Toucan
or a stock 2057? (since APC Eurolite/Toucan doesn't make one)
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i'd go with the super white
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I used to have super white 1157'* in place of my amber 2057'* up front. Stock were brighter.
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were they really? I'd figured the super whites would have been
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Yes. But, you'll only find them in amber and normal clear and Silverstar amber. No bluish.
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so are the blue ones pretty good?
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Bluish 1157s? They are alright. Happy with the look, but they could have been brighter.
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