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  • 6 Pack of Red Plasma LED 1157 Bulbs
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    As seen on Gearz with Stacey David - After searching far and wide, to and fro, here and there...we finally found the best LED replacement bulb for your Cougar, Mustang and any other cars that use an 1157 taillight bulb. These new "Plasma" LED bulbs are significantly brighter and more efficient than your standard bulbs. This is a complete 6-pack of bulbs to replace all your Cougar, Shelby, or Thunderbird taillights. We also sell them in 2-packs for other vehicles, as well as 20 packs for those with a larger fleet.

    We're also told that these will work as replacements for 2057, 2357, 2397, and 7528 bulbs, but haven't tested ourselves to verify. Let us know if you find out!

    Applications: Stop lamps / Rear turn signals / Parking lights

    1967-68 Cougar owners: you're lucky; these will work in your car with no modifications. As you seen in the video, they work fine right out of the package whether you have the new and improved solid state sequential unit or the original mechanical unit.

    1969-73 Cougar owners: you will need additional equipment in order for these bulbs to function correctly with the sequential turn signals. See the chart below for what you'll need to have a fully functioning LED light system. (Click to enlarge)



    Specifics and Benefits:

    • 8W Dual / Double Contact Point Plasma & CREE LED Auto Tail Brake Light Bulb
    • Better efficiency than stock bulbs, headlights do not dim when applying brakes
    • Direct Plug-In Replacement; No socket alterations required
    • Brightness: 90 lumens (low), 200 lumens (high)
    • Current draw: 80ma (low), 300ma (high)
    • Life expectancy: up to 30,000 Hours
    • Completely fills the taillight reflector, illuminates red, not warm white like incandescent

    Overall Dimensions:

    • 2" (Length - Tip to Socket Bottom) X 0.75" (Diameter)
    • 1 3/8" extends out of the socket

    Additional Information:

    We should let you know that there is another bulb on the market coming from China and marketed on ebay that looks virtually identical to our bulb. We have tested the competitions' bulb and find that it looks and fits just like ours but the brake light function is noticeably dimmer. There has been some discussion on whether or not one might encounter some attention from law enforcement due to the shockingly bright brake light function of these bulbs. Based on our experience, our conclusion thus far has been that this should not be a concern. Here are some excerpts from NHTSA documents: DOT HS 811 127 and DOT HS 811 329.

    "Data suggests that failure to respond (or delay in responding) to a stopped or decelerating lead vehicle is generally a result of distraction, and in particular, improper allocation of visual attention. Thus, VTTI’s approach to the rear-end crash problem has argued that a successful rear signaling system would work to redirect driver visual attention to the forward roadway (for cases involving distracted drivers),"

    "Rated discomfort glare is closely related to rated attention-getting. It appears that it is necessary to accept somewhat greater rated discomfort glare to achieve greater attention getting. Here again, the result is the same as for earlier tests with incandescent lamps, which showed a near-identical ordering for discomfort glare and attention-getting for various enhanced rear lighting systems. "

    Once your eyes un-cross from reading that last part, check out our video below, comparing these new bulbs to the older LED tower bulbs, and the stock 1157 incandescent bulbs:



    Interactive image: Simply move your mouse over the image below to see a before / after comparison.


    Specifications:
    Shipping Weight: 0.75 LBS
    (weight shown may be the dimensional weight)

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    Plasma led red 1157 bulbs

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    I bought this product to replace the 1157 tail light bulbs in my 67 Shelby. You could not see my tail lights/brake lights when the brake pedal was pushed and I worried that someone would run into the back of my car. The plasma led red 1157 bulbs have made my worry go away! You can really see my tail lights now. The installation & fit of the Plasma led red 1157 bulbs was just like replacing the old 1157 light bulbs. I would recommend the Plasma Led red 1157 bulbs to anyone who thinks their present 1157 bulbs are not bright enough!

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    These LED lights are GREAT!!! Super bright and plugged right into my 1968 XR7. Wish I would have bought these as soon as WCCC offered them. Huge difference and well worth the price!

    PLASMA LED - 1157 BULB - RED - 6 PACK

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    PLASMA LED - 1157 BULB - RED - 6 PACK for 68 Cougar XR7

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    • quality bulbs vs other LED bulbs
    • well worth the additional cost
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    I recently purchased a rotisserie restored 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 with less than 1000 miles. Beautiful car except they went cheap on the LED taillight bulbs and 2 out of the 3 times I went to town I was almost hit because the taillights were not bright. I did my research and found these at WCCC who is located North of where I live. They were not cheap but better than having my new "baby" rear ended. Easy to install and a perfect fit.
    It's recommended to purchase additional components for the Cougar's sequential turn signal function but I held off since this car was recently restored. I didn't need any additional components.

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    These lights are amazing!! You will not be disappointed. I originally put in the Sylvania super bright LED 1157 and they were a little brighter than the standard bulb. I was apprehensive about spending this much money on them, but after install, it was worth every penny! If you want those sequentials to stand out during the day or night, buy these bulbs!

    Number of questions: 1
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    I already have a solid state sequencer in my 70 I wouldn't need another? just the flasher right? Sadly you are out of stock on these bulbs
    October 12, 2021 8:59 PM
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    WCCC Admin Answered:
    There is a difference between the solid state sequencer for incandescent bulbs (Part #: 26704) and for the Plasma LED bulbs (Part #: 12135). The same is true for the solid state flasher, there is one for incandescent bulbs (Part #: 26697) and for the Plasma LED bulbs (Part #: 12827).
    October 12, 2021 11:00 PM
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