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Old 03-14-2018, 07:11 PM   #1
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Weldon 8005 Dome lamp LED Bulb

I was looking at the stock Dome lamps in my bus. Weldon 8005 lamps, I guess these lamps have been used in buses for the past 30 years. I thought I might reuse a couple of them, and until I do I'll replace the bulbs with LEDs so that I don't drain the battery if I am out in the bus for now.

I believe I found the stock replacement bulb of 8005-9200-30

But where google skills are apperently failing me is finding the part number for some LED replacement bulbs.

I am guessing this has been discussed before, but when searching this forum 'LED' apparently is way too common of a term and it ignores that.

So anyone know what fits or will i just have to go down to BulbsPlus with one of my old ones and see what I find?
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:17 PM   #2
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I was looking at the stock Dome lamps in my bus. Weldon 8005 lamps, I guess these lamps have been used in buses for the past 30 years. I thought I might reuse a couple of them, and until I do I'll replace the bulbs with LEDs so that I don't drain the battery if I am out in the bus for now.

I believe I found the stock replacement bulb of 8005-9200-30

But where google skills are apperently failing me is finding the part number for some LED replacement bulbs.

I am guessing this has been discussed before, but when searching this forum 'LED' apparently is way too common of a term and it ignores that.

So anyone know what fits or will i just have to go down to BulbsPlus with one of my old ones and see what I find?
In my bus those bulbs are 1156.

There are a million LED equivalents.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:40 PM   #3
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In my bus those bulbs are 1156.

There are a million LED equivalents.
I checked one of mine, I was hoping for something that easy, but its the funky original weldon bulb which is a different shape that was more slim than an 1156.

But if a 1156 will fit, that sort of opens the flood gate since I think 1157 is probably the only bulb used more than an 1156.

Thanks for your help
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I looked for the specs for the base of the bulb and then searched for LED replacement.
Check out the eletricspecs and try and ffind something here:
https://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=googhy...&hyd_lpo_url=C


It's ba15d base

Here's a 12v replacement, cost is 10x's the other.
https://www.amazon.com/Kakanuo-Doubl...+12v+led+bulbs
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:24 PM   #5
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I looked for the specs for the base of the bulb and then searched for LED replacement.
Check out the eletricspecs and try and ffind something here:
https://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=googhy...&hyd_lpo_url=C


It's ba15d base
I didn't find much info online for the weldon bulb, so its great that you found some. I think the d at the end is for dual filament though (and this is a single). But if a 1156 fits, then ba15s is correct for the base.

my fault for not looking at the example photo I pulled down, as i just noticed it does look like a double filament bulb. What i pulled out of my light socket was single.
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I didn't find much info online for the weldon bulb, so its great that you found some. I think the d at the end is for dual filament though (and this is a single). But if a 1156 fits, then ba15s is correct for the base.

my fault for not looking at the example photo I pulled down, as i just noticed it does look like a double filament bulb. What i pulled out of my light socket was single.
D stands for Double contact.
ba- bayonette
15- 15mm
d- double contact
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:20 AM   #7
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D stands for Double contact.
ba- bayonette
15- 15mm
d- double contact
Always good to know. I am curious, is there a different abbreviation for the offset bayonette style (1157) vs the inline bayonette Style (1156).

I put in my 1156 replacements in the bus dome lights the other day, and they worked out well with more light than I had before, whiter light (since i got bright white rather than warm white), and I don't have to worry about the batteries if I am inside the bus for a few hours at night.
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Good call. LED's are definitely the way to go in a Skoolie.
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