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Best/Brightest 1156 Blub for the Rear Fog Light? S80

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:33 PM
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Default Best/Brightest 1156 Blub for the Rear Fog Light? S80

What is the brightest/best 1156 bulb for the rear fog light on a S80?

Brightness
GE 1156NH/BP2: Lumens 440, Candlepower 32, Rated Life 1200 hrs.
Sylvania 1156ST: Lumens...?, Candle power...?, Rated Life...?. Pkg states 30% increase

Long Life
GE 1156KR/BP2: Lumens 402, Candlepower 32, Rated Life 2400 hrs.
Sylvania 1156LL: Lumens...?, Candlepower...?, Rated Life...? Pkg states twice life of STD.

I have many requests submitted to Sylvania but no responses yet, if anyone can get the data that would be fantastic.

If anyone knows of a better product please join the thread and include the specs and where to buy. Cheers, Eric
 
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:55 AM
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You may want to checkout superbrightleds.com....they have 1156 led bulbs...very bright...good luck and happy motoring....
 
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If you can couple this to the thread on the s60 forum where the guy wants to add a 2nd rear fog light, you can really get revenge on those tailgaters, not to mention the benefits at night/fog/rain etc
 
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Originally Posted by nicolaselias View Post
If you can couple this to the thread on the s60 forum where the guy wants to add a 2nd rear fog light, you can really get revenge on those tailgaters, not to mention the benefits at night/fog/rain etc
I never understood the single rear fog light in US versions of the S80. My friend's new A4 has dual rear fog lights and when someone is tailgating her she'll just press the button, they usually back off pretty damn quick.
 
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Default Second rear fog light

I just took a piece of wire and stuck in in the rear light socket and a spring in the empty rear fog light socket. Works great.

Cb
 
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:13 AM
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Default 7506LL for Rear Fog Light and 7507LL for rear turn signals

Update 10/04/09
What is the brightest/best 1156 bulb for the rear fog light on a S80 ?
Answer: Sylvania 7506LL 396-484 Lumens Rated life: 2000 hrs

Short Life
GE 1156NH/BP2: Lumens 440, Candlepower 32, Rated Life 1200 hrs.
Sylvania 1156ST: Waste of money, coating tricks human eye giving the impression of brighter ilumanation; Reality less lumens (not as bright).

Long Life
GE 1156KR/BP2: Lumens 402, Candlepower 32, Rated Life 2400 hrs.
Sylvania 1156LL: Lumens 362-442, Candlepower: NA, Rated Life: 2000hrs.
Best> Sylvania 7506LL Lumens 396-484, Candlepower: NA, Rated life: 2000 hrs

Info given by Sylvania Engineering group.

If anyone knows of a better product please join the thread and include the specs and where to buy. Cheers, Eric

FYI: Dual Rear Fog Lights
1999 and 2000 Drill out R tail light rear fog light (housing made for dual lighting but US models had R blocked) and add bulb (wiring assemble not changed, same as european) easy upgrade. Factory wired for both sides.

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Excellent info, still can't help but wonder how the LED's will compare the the bulbs... I'm still partial to think the led's should be brighter after comparing LED brake lights to standard bulb...
 
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