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Boon Docker

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Darryl&Rita wrote:

RickLight wrote:

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deltabravo wrote:

1141 LED is a common interior lamp


Won't work in an 1157 socket.


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The numbers describe the physical and electrical aspects of the lamp. You don't put gasoline in a diesel or shampoo in the dishwasher!

Anybody ever seen a dual contact interior light socket? I've seen 1157 bulbs wedged into a 1141 socket for more light. The first indication is a melted lens, followed by a melted fixture. Not good.


That would be interesting to see how that is done. Seeing as the sockets are not designed the same.

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Boon Docker wrote:

deltabravo wrote:

1141 LED is a common interior lamp


Won't work in an 1157 socket.


I've never heard of an 1157 lamp being used in interior fixture, which is why I posted the 1141, which is the most common bayonet lamp used for many years in RVs.


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Darryl&Rita wrote:

Anybody ever seen a dual contact interior light socket?


Yes, a 1076 (BA15D base), which is sometimes used in reading lamps.

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Got two 10 packs of warm white LED 1156 bulbs off Amazon for less than $25 total I think it was.


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Dual pin bases do not utilize the socket as a polarity connection. 2-pin bases are used in vehicles where both polarities are to be run a distance. On the base the index metal pins are not staggered. Auto Parts stores commonly have rubber mats on the counter showing a master inventory of small bulbs. GE and other firms display them on the internet web sites. This will give you the correct base index which you can use for LEDs

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Dual pin bases do not utilize the socket as a polarity connection. 2-pin bases are used in vehicles where both polarities are to be run a distance. On the base the index metal pins are not staggered. Auto Parts stores commonly have rubber mats on the counter showing a master inventory of small bulbs. GE and other firms display them on the internet web sites. This will give you the correct base index which you can use for LEDs


Didn't understand a word you said. I do know that a single base bulb does not work in my particular case and I do need a dual base bulb.


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Anybody ever seen a dual contact interior light socket? I've seen 1157 bulbs wedged into a 1141 socket for more light. The first indication is a melted lens, followed by a melted fixture. Not good.

Years ago we had a small Class C that had a couple of interior lights that used dual filament 1157's in fixtures with "High/Low" switch settings. I don't know if the fixtures were OEM or not.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

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Anybody ever seen a dual contact interior light socket? I've seen 1157 bulbs wedged into a 1141 socket for more light. The first indication is a melted lens, followed by a melted fixture. Not good.

Years ago we had a small Class C that had a couple of interior lights that used dual filament 1157's in fixtures with "High/Low" switch settings. I don't know if the fixtures were OEM or not.

Hey, Dutch, those were very likely OEM. The fixture I seen had the slots for the bulb pins directly across from each other, like on a 1156 or 41 style bulb. The previous owner had filed down one of the pins on an 1157 to allow it to fit. The original centre contact hit both contacts of the 1157, so it was bright, but hot.


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