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LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: November 19, 2017 10:48AM

The Corvair courtesy lights under the dash (on all convertibles, optional on closed cars) are in a open bracket and that exposes most LED bulbs to possible damage.

I found a 1156 LED bulb with a glass envelope around the LED's to protect them. They install just like a glass incandescent bulb.

Available in "Cool White" or "Warm White". I preferred the Warm White as it's about the same color as the original incandescent bulbs. See [www.superbrightleds.com]

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: November 19, 2017 11:13AM

Have you installed these inside the car?

Reason I ask: Wondering if they are too bright for inside the car foot well?

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 19, 2017 12:07PM

I bought these for my Camaro's courtesy lamps. I have not hooked them up. Probably more light than needed but only on with door open or light switch rotated to inside lights on.

[www.amazon.com]

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 19, 2017 12:22PM

Or for guys tat like PRIME

[www.amazon.com]

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: November 19, 2017 01:11PM

john.jackson Wrote:
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> Have you installed these inside the car?
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> Reason I ask: Wondering if they are too bright
> for inside the car foot well?


I haven't installed them yet, but I have black carpet and want more light.

The Corvair manual calls out a #631 courtesy lamp bulb @ 6WATTS. Rough figuring is about 90 lumens. The Super Bright bulb is 290 lumens and uses about 2 Watts.

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 19, 2017 01:15PM

66 Corvair Owner's Guide calls out for 631 bulbs for the courtesy lights, as does the 68 Camaro Owner's Manual. 631 bulbs have small round glass globe bulbs.

#631 Miniature Bulb Ba15s Base - 14.0 Volt 0.63 Amp 8.82 Watt G-6 SC Bayonet Base,

Somehow I missed that the #90 bulb is a dual contact base. I will give them to a friend with a boat. Back to looking for a single contact bulbs with small profile like the 631 bulb.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: November 19, 2017 01:32PM

Al - Super Bright has a LED bulb with about the same lumen output as the #631. Probably preferable for a lighter color interior.

See [www.superbrightleds.com]

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 19, 2017 01:54PM

Thanks, Mark.

I was searching their site. I just found this one bulb but length concerned me. I had to double check that the Camaro light mount did not have a reflector that would restrict bulb length. The mount is an open bulb mount so it can take any length bulb.

This bulb is almost double light output in a 320 degree radius. Price might be of concerned to some, but I will get 2 for my Camaro.

LED bulb

This 1156 single-contact bulb has 1 high-power LED (3-watt). An integrated reflector lens creates a magnified 320° viewing angle for better, allover light emission with reduced hot spots. BA15S 15-mm bayonet base for easy plug-and-play installation—just twist to lock in place. The energy-efficient bulb operates within a wide 12-24V DC range and is designed to last 20,000 hours on your car, truck, SUV, or van—17 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Available in cool white, amber and red

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 19, 2017 10:05PM

I am thinking that an L.E.D. light strip the full width of the car placed out of sight under the dash would be cool.
Or, maybe some custom made light mounts under the seats shining out onto the floor?
Hey, the possibilities are endless.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: November 20, 2017 01:42AM

A. Mel:

Those light strips might look great on the back of the front air dam/diverter/spoiler/balance. For those without side marker lights the strips can perform that function also.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: LED replacement lamp for courtesy lights
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 20, 2017 10:33AM

Oh, Believe me Al, I only mentioned a couple of interior ideas of mine, and did not even get started on the exterior!
Years ago, about the time that "Angel Eyes" were just coming out. I had some small blue L.E.D.s in my High-beam housings(H-4).
They did not cast any light out, but just gave the bulb a nice blue glow, and was completely washed out when the high-beams were turned on.
Blue on the front of a non-emergency vehicle, is a strict no-no, but I never had any trouble from them.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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