168 Replacement Light Bulbs
After extensively researching a number of different independent tests, we have chosen the 168 lamps based on the brightness, durability and lifespan.
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Product specifications (main)
|Manufacturer Part Number||B077FTYF9L||B009IHK196||B079L3WBDN||B01BDWLZHU||B07W5K4M58|
Product specifications (additional)
|Light output||300 Lm||56 Lm|
|Weight||0.32 Oz||0.64 Oz||0.17 Oz|
|Bulb Length||0.9 In|
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What is the 168 automotive bulb?
The W5W also known as the 168 automotive light bulb, is a very common bulb size that's used in many different applications. While it's most commonly used as a license plate light, it can also be used for things like interior map lights, trunk lights, and more.
This bulb belongs to the second group which means drivers can use it only for signaling lights, cornering lamps, and reversing bulbs. The 168 automotive light bulbs may be installed in different ways, depending on the car model.
It is advisable to check the user manual of your car before changing the bulb. You can also ask a professional mechanic to do it for you if you are not confident enough to do it yourself. The nominal power of this bulb is 6 V, 12 V, 24 V: 5 W and it means that in case your bulb is not working, you need to change the whole light.
The 168 bulb has 38 lumens and this light output is not very bright. The life expectancy of this bulb is about 1,500 hours. So, if you use your car regularly, you will need to change the bulb quite often. Also, it has a color temperature of 2,800K which means it emits a yellowish light.
If you are looking for a brighter and whiter light, you should choose a different bulb. Nevertheless, the 168 automotive light bulb is still a good choice for many car owners because it is relatively cheap and easy to find. You can buy it in any auto parts store or online.
Finally, with the W2.1×9.5d base, this bulb is very easy to install and you can do it yourself without any problems.
What size is 168 bulb?
The diameter of the Sylvania Automotive SYLVANIA 168 Basic Miniature Bulb is 0.400 inches or 10.2 millimeters, and the light center length is 0.600 inches or 15.2 millimeters. Moreover, the 168 Automotive Bulb has a W2.1x9.5d base. With these dimensions, the bulb is considered to be a mini bulb.
Can I use 194 bulbs instead 168?
The 194 and 168 bulbs are usually swapped out for one another, but the 168 bulb diffuses light more. The 194 bulb is brighter, so it is better to use in areas that need more light such as the license plate. The 168 bulb is better for areas where you don't want a glare, such as the map lights.
If you're looking for brighter and whiter light for your car, you should consider choosing a different bulb than the 168 automotive light bulb. The 194 bulb is a good alternative that emits brighter light. However, keep in mind that the 194 bulb does not diffuse light as well as the 168 bulbs. Finally, with the W2.1x9.5d base, this bulb is very easy to install and you can do it yourself without any problems.
When interchanging 168 and 194 bulbs, it is important to keep in mind that the 168 bulb diffuses light more while the 194 bulb is brighter. The 168 bulb is better for areas where you don't want a glare, such as the map lights, and the 194 bulb is better for areas that need more light, such as the license plate.
What are the benefits of using this bulb?
The 168 bulb is a good choice for many car owners because it is relatively cheap and easy to find. You can buy it in any auto parts store or online. Moreover, with the W2.1x9.5d base, this bulb is very easy to install and you can do it yourself without any problems.
Among other benefits you will get from using this bulb are:
- A yellowish light with a color temperature of 2,800K
- A life expectancy of about 1,500 hours
- 38 lumens of light output
- Relatively cheap
- Easy to find
So, consider all these benefits and buy the bulb from the needed brand.