[TR] Lucas bulbs

Don Hiscock don.hiscock at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 09:28:57 MDT 2014

A typical vintage Lucas "driving light" -- say a SLR576, the kind with a
long pencil beam and a plain glass front lens-- will take a 48W BPF
(British Pre Focus) bulb with an axial filament.  The filament is in the
line of travel of the beam.  Lucas bulb number 185 (12V).

A Lucas fog light of the period  -- say a SFT576, the kind with a flat wide
beam and a fluted glass front lens -- will take a bulb with the same
wattage and base, but the filament will be transverse -- crosswise the the
direction of travel of the beam.  Lucas bulb number 323 (12V).

Here's an image to make that clearer (it is kind of confusing).
 Driving/pencil beam on the left, fog on the right.

People will sometims mix up the bulbs for the lamp style.  They'll still
put out light, of course, but it won't be as well-controlled.

1962 TR3B TSF202L

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 3:58 PM, Alexander Delis <ols at bcdef.net> wrote:

> Anyone know where to get replacement bulbs for my Lucas 545 driving lights?
> Moss says they don't have them and don't know when they will
> Can't find them anywhere else.
> Wouldn't mind getting some higher quality ones ...
> Thanks
> Alex
> 1958 TR3 TS33884LO
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