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Z71bill
12-01-2012, 09:55
The side marker light burned out on my daughters car -

I went and got a bulb - and when I replaced it noticed a difference in the part #.

The bulb I took out is

Part No. 2825 LL rated at 13.5 volts 5 watts 0.37 amps

The bulb I came home with & installed is

Part No. 194 LL rated at 14 volts 3.8 watts 0.27 amps

It seems to work fine - but when I did a search and use part 194 LL the web site claims this part does not fit.

One post on a web site says the 194 bulb MELTED the plastic because it gets so HOT - is this just internet BS or should I go back and get the other bulb?

Does a 14 volts 3.8 watts 0.27 amps bulb put out more heat than a 13.5 volts 5 watts 0.37 amps bulb?

It seems like it would put out less heat.




The complete specs of each.


Part No. 2825 LL
Amperage: 0.37 amps
Base Type: W2.1x9.5d
Bulb Configuration: T3-1/4
Bulb Part Number: 2825 LL
Bulb Type: Incandescent
Color Temperature: 2800 K
Color: Clear
Diameter: 0.41 in
DOT / SAE Approved: Yes
Filament Configuration: C-2R
Filament Quantity: 1
Length: 1.06 in
Light Center Length: 0.5 in
Lumens: 50 lm
Package Quantity: 2
Rated Life: 1800 hr
Voltage: 13.5 v
Wattage: 5 w


Part No. 194 LL
Amperage: 0.27 amps
Base Type: W2.1x9.2d
Bulb Configuration: T3-1/4
Bulb Part Number: 194 LL
Bulb Type: Incandescent
Color Temperature: 2800 K
Color: Clear
Diameter: 0.4 in
DOT / SAE Approved: Yes
Filament Configuration: C-2F
Filament Quantity: 1
Length: 1.06 in
Light Center Length: 0.56 in
Lumens: 25 lm
Package Quantity: 2
Rated Life: 4300 hr
Voltage: 14 v
Wattage: 3.8 w

Z71bill
12-01-2012, 09:59
Maybe she (my daughter) is driving around with her parking lights on!

handyman
12-01-2012, 10:12
Looks like it would be slightly dimmer not sure if you can tell, it is drawing less amps, I would' not worry about it.

farscott
12-01-2012, 10:12
The bulbs have the same length and diameter, and the 194LL is less bright, uses less power, has the same color temperature, and has a longer rated life. The light center lengths are within 0.06". I see nothing that suggests the 194LL would cause the plastic lens to melt in your application. I would stick with the 194LL.

Z71bill
12-01-2012, 10:19
25 VS 50 lumens so it will not be as bright - but I can't even tell a difference between the lighted bulbs.

The guy that claimed it melted the plastic even posted a picture of the damage. Maybe he was replacing an LED bulb? :dunno:

Make a note to self -

Next time look up part number before going to store rather than after getting home and replacing part.