Driving automobiles

1157/2057 bulbs

I was walking through the automotive section at my local WalMart, and I
was reminded of something I’ve always wondered about:  What’s the
difference between 1157 bulbs and 2057?  The wattage is not listed on
either package, but if that’s the difference, I’ll go for the brighter
bulb.

Followup-To: rec.autos.driving


-todd
t…@mudbug.nrlssc.navy.mil

"People said it because other people said it.  They did not know why it
was being said and heard everywhere.  They did not give or ask for
reasons."
                      – Ayn Rand, from _Atlas Shrugged_

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4 Responses to “1157/2057 bulbs”

  1. admin says:

    In article <CpwJzI….@usenews.nrlssc.navy.mil>, t…@nrlssc.navy.mil (Todd Mullins) writes…
    >I was walking through the automotive section at my local WalMart, and I
    >was reminded of something I’ve always wondered about:  What’s the
    >difference between 1157 bulbs and 2057?  The wattage is not listed on
    >either package, but if that’s the difference, I’ll go for the brighter
    >bulb.

    I used to work in an auto parts store.  If memory serves, the wattage of the
    bulb is the same.  The difference is in the pins at the bottom of the bulb
    that serve to anchor it.  the 1157 has two pin heights, the 2057 has one pin
    height, both pins being the same distance from the bottom of the bulb.

    -blaine     Also known as sha…@pro-haven.cts.com      Lifters – R – Us
    I dunno… What do you think?  Will billary really make it  4 years?
     .sig?  Whazzat?   Have Chevy, will travel — but you pay for gas. :-)

  2. admin says:

    Todd Mullins (t…@nrlssc.navy.mil) wrote:

    : I was walking through the automotive section at my local WalMart, and I
    : was reminded of something I’ve always wondered about:  What’s the
    : difference between 1157 bulbs and 2057?

    The specs are listed in the catalog which is _usually_ hanging from the
    shelf on a chain somewhere nearby. I wondered the same thing and looked
    them up one day; if memory serves, the 2057 is slightly higher power,
    but is rated for a slightly shorter life. That figures. My guess is that
    some automotive designer one day wanted to make a smaller taillight
    without sacrificing visibility, perhaps, and the 2057 was born. The fact
    that it burns itself out a bit quicker than the old 1157 is an
    unfortunate side-effect.

    : Followup-To: rec.autos.driving

    Uh, why?

    – Andy

  3. admin says:

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    In article <CpwJzI….@usenews.nrlssc.navy.mil>, t…@nrlssc.navy.mil (Todd Mullins) writes:
    > I was walking through the automotive section at my local WalMart, and I
    > was reminded of something I’ve always wondered about:  What’s the
    > difference between 1157 bulbs and 2057?  The wattage is not listed on
    > either package, but if that’s the difference, I’ll go for the brighter
    > bulb.

    > Followup-To: rec.autos.driving

    > —

    > -todd
    > t…@mudbug.nrlssc.navy.mil

    > "People said it because other people said it.  They did not know why it
    > was being said and heard everywhere.  They did not give or ask for
    > reasons."
    >                       – Ayn Rand, from _Atlas Shrugged_

  4. admin says:

    In article <CpwJzI….@usenews.nrlssc.navy.mil>, t…@nrlssc.navy.mil (Todd Mullins) writes:
    > I was walking through the automotive section at my local WalMart, and I
    > was reminded of something I’ve always wondered about:  What’s the
    > difference between 1157 bulbs and 2057?  The wattage is not listed on
    > either package, but if that’s the difference, I’ll go for the brighter
    > bulb.

    The difference is primarily the 2057 is for late model vehicle equipped with
    ABS brakes. If you use an 1157 in an ABS equipped car that calls for 2057s,
    the ABS dash light will come on and the ABS is disabled.

    Doug

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    > Followup-To: rec.autos.driving

    > —

    > -todd
    > t…@mudbug.nrlssc.navy.mil

    > "People said it because other people said it.  They did not know why it
    > was being said and heard everywhere.  They did not give or ask for
    > reasons."
    >                       – Ayn Rand, from _Atlas Shrugged_