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Old 04-14-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default 6 volt light bulbs

Can anyone tell me what is the wattage of bulb I should be using in my dome lamps ? I know it is 6cp but a lot of the available 6v bulbs here are not measured in candle power and you can't convert cp to watts.

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what is the wattage of bulb I should be using in my dome lamps ? I know it is 6cp but a lot of the available 6v bulbs here are not measured in candle power and you can't convert cp to watts.

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I would suggest a 5w would be sufficient. Any larger and risk of overheat and distortion and damage to dome cover.

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The #63 bulb is rated at 7.0V, 0.63A and 3CP. So P=EI, P=4.41W Look for something in the 4. Watt range, or just buy a #63 bulb at the auto parts store.
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#81 (us), 205(english)#302(trifa),5006(osram),6821(phillips) ---6V 5-6 watt, single contact bayonet base

#63 (us),200(english), 301(trifa), 5002(osram), 6811(phillips)---6V 3 watt, single contact bayonet base

if I could post the whole chart I would, it is from a Glenn's foreign car manual 1963
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