Automotive lamps and details for use in DCC.

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I have used numerous automotive lamps on my layout. For me, I just use any brand that is in my kit of parts in the garage , left over from my auto electrical days. I have listed the closest Hella number as these are locally available and have details on their web site with a picture. Modellers have asked for the actual part number of the lamps used.

 

Any auto parts accessory outlet will be able to supply a lamp with just stating 12 volts and the required wattage. As these lamps are not going into a specific holder, any "base" type would be suitable. For those that need a part number, use the below list.

 

Hella lamps are available in Australia and the United States. Eiko has all types and the numbers. Click on the blue names/numbers for the link. There are so many lamps at this Eiko site. One that has the correct current rating will do and according to where the lamp is fitted a similar unit will be suitable, so an exact number is just not necessary.

 

Thanks to Stephen Brooks for persevering to get these links through to me. Click onto the title.

GE Lamps a 22 page pdf file that shows all part numbers and ALL details including current etc. This is exactly what I wanted, one large page with it all there.

Sylvannia look in the menu on the right and click on "Download PDF's", then click on the links under "Miniature Incandescent Lamps"

McMaster has a great web site. Lamps can be found by voltage, wattage or type. Good search features.

Wattage/Amps

Base

Hella

Eiko

McMaster

Miniatronics

 

14 volt 80mAs

Leads

 

 

 

18-028-10

NCE Command Station mod to read CVs

1.2 watt/.1A

W2 x 4.6d

W121.2

73, 74

 

 

NCE Command Station mod to read CVs

2 watt/.17A

BA9s

H122

 

 

 

 

3 watt/.25A

BA9s

H123

 

 

 

 

4 watt/.33A

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 watt/.42A

W2.1 x 9.5d

W125

168

 

 

Parallel lamp fix for EB3, Power Shields & PM42s so they reset with more than 2 sound equipped locos in the same power district. Use lower wattage first. Using a 168 allowed EB3 to reset - 4 sound locos.

5 watt/.42A

 

 

5007

 

 

6 watt/.5A

BA9s

H126

1414

 

 

10 watt/.8A

BA15s

G1210

97

 

 

15 watt/1.2A

 

 

1093

 

 

18 watt/1.5 1.6A

BA15s

R1218

1141

 

 

 

21 watt/1.7 1.8A

BA15s

R1221

1073

 

 

Power division & short management. Reducing the current to 21 W 1.7 amps, 25W 2.0 amps & 32W 2.7 amps.

25 watt/2.1A

BA15s

E1225

 

 

 

32 watt/2.7A

BA15s

R1232

 

 

 

32 CP 2.1A

BA15s

 

1156

 

 

Power District division and short management. 1156 2.1 amps and 1157 (parallel) 3.0 amps.

32/5 CP 2.1/.59A

BA15d

 

1157

 

 

 

1156 is a 12 volt 32 Candle Power automotive lamp. Current at 12 volts is 2.1 amps. This equals about 27 watts

1157 is a dual filament 12 volt 32/5 Candle Power lamp. Hooking both of these filaments together in parallel would give about 3.0 amps