Product Spotlight – Eiko 00345 LED 194 Bulb Replacement

Car Interior

Browse around any car forum for a while, and you’ll notice one thing: LED replacement bulbs are a hot topic. For headlights a battle is brewing between Halogen, Xenon, HID and LED. For now, LED plays a minor role for replacement headlamps. For your 9000 series and H series headlight bulbs such as 9005, H7, you’ll have to stick with traditional and non-LED high performance options. It’s a different story for other auto lights, especially interior.

LED manufacturers have entered the market for LED replacements of interior bulbs, and the quality is very high. The bulb we’re spotlighting today is an LED replacement for the common 194 wedge base bulb that is used in a large number of GM cars.

For instance, my 2003 GM truck uses the 194 bulb for the side marker in the front, as the license plate bulb, and in the glove compartment. In fact, the bulb is used in cars as far back as the 1980s, and as recent as 2012.

While the 194 bulb comes in clear, colored, and long life versions, none of them last like an LED version. The particular one we’re featuring today is manufactured by Eiko Global, LLP.

At 30,000 hours average life, the LED 194 will last more than 10 times as long as a standard incandescent 194 at 2,500 hours. Eiko also makes a variant of the bulb in red, with the same 30,000 hour life. This version would be a replacement for the more common incandescent red 194 bulb.

Check out all of the LED miniature bulbs offered by Topbulb and enjoy longer light bulb life in your vehicle. In addition to Eiko LED miniatures, we also feature a convenient car bulb finder covering all the traditional bulb replacements as well as high performance options for nearly every car manufactured since 1958.

Key Features:

Eiko LED=194-W light bulb

  • Lasts more than 10 times longer than bulb it’s replacing
  • 30,000 hours average life
  • Bright, white light
  • Bulb Shape: T-3 1/4
  • Base Type: Miniature Wedge (W2.1×9.5d)
  • 14 volt
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Nick Heeringa

Nick is a writer, publisher and editor for the Topbulb blog. Check back often for more of his writing on lighting applications and announcements for the Topbulb website and blog!