6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

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6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

Postby onefastbiker » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:57 pm

In keeping my 1956 30 Johnson as original as I can I am swapping out the 12 volt battery for a 6 volt battery. That being said I need to convert the running lights to 6 volts. Where do you find 6 volt bulbs or for that matter LEDS. Which are not an original item for this boat, but it is nice to be seem at night.

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Re: 6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

Postby amuller » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:38 pm

I think most larger auto parts stores will have 6 volt bulbs or can get them quickly from their distributor. There are also lots of online bulb stores. Be wary of the pricing, though. 6 volt led bulbs are around also. Just search online.

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Re: 6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

Postby outboardnut » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:48 pm

would this help you?
How to Wire Two 6-Volt Batteries In Series to Double Output Voltage
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Re: 6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

Postby outbdnut2 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:55 pm

6 Volt bulbs are available online for the vintage car market. The websites may get confusing, but if you scroll through enough stuff, you should be able to find what you need. Pay attention to the bulb base and,if necessary, the candlepower/birghtness.

A websearch will give you some companies to check out.

Here are a couple of links:


You will also find some 6 Volt LED replacements.


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Re: 6 volt bulbs, 6 volt leds

Postby Billy J » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:02 pm

Any Napa store can get them for you.

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