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  • 6 Pack of Red Plasma LED 1157 Bulbs
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    Description

    These bulbs work with Cougar factory spec turn signal flashers, but they may not work with all aftermarket flashers, especially if they claim to 'exceed' the factory specs. Because of this, you may want to order our turn signal flasher that was specifically designed to work with the Plasma LED bulbs: 
    Part #:12827

    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!

    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 at the bottom of this page for which components you'll need to have a fully functioning LED light system.

    Applications: Stop lamps / Rear turn signals / Parking lights

    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. "

    Cougar compatibility chart: Since Cougars have the added fun of sequential turn signals, some cars will need additional components to make the turn signal system work properly with LED taillights. Click the image below to view the full-size version.

    Once your eyes un-cross from reading all that info, check out our videos below:

    Check out our "Plasma" LED 1157 Taillight Bulbs - Comparison Video

    Check out our Plasma LED's and the '69-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal System Video

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

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    2015

    Much brighter than filament bulbs

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    Great 67 Shelby upgrade

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    These plugged into the rear tail lights easily and worked perfectly without upgrading the flasher. When the headlights switched on, these are a little brighter. The brake lights, however, are significantly brighter. You could see the reduced drain on the ammeter when comparing before and after this switch. Eases the load on the finicky headlight switch internal breaker.

    White Plains
    2020

    Plasma LED Bulbs are fabulous!

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    • Beautiful
    • Bright
    • Highly visible
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    • Loose fit in sockets
    These are the best LED replacement bulbs I've seen yet! I replaced the brake/taillights on my 1965 Buick Gran Sport and the difference is astounding. I'm going to order more to replace the brake/taillights on all my classic cars, including the backup and front turn signals. Now if only you had the 1156 bulb in red and 1157 in white everything would be perfect!
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    Concord, CA
    2019

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    • Not plug and play
    The however is that they are definitely not plug and play. It isn't mentioned on the details page that you WILL need an LED flasher. Ask me how I know. Fortunately I had three already and replaced the original in the Mustang which brings me to a second however. You cannot leave the original 1157 amber bulbs in front. If both are present blinkers work haphazard if at all. They work if you leave the fronts empty. They worked, but poorly, with a pair of Sylvania LED ambers I had but were dimmer than the 1157 bulbs. This is why I downgraded fit because you have more work to do. I have ordered the amber LED here to match the rears and will review once they are in. Given this I ordered two pairs since I don't think there is any proof that the bulbs in the front of my 68 Cougar (with electronic sequential flasher) will work when I swap in the red LEDs in the rear. We will wait a few days now. As far as brake lights go they ARE much brighter but I need blinkers.

    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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    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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