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For security lighting that is installed under windows, should I choose a low or high wattage bulb?

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You shouldc hoose a low wattage bulb. A low wattage bulb under windows will enable you to see any activity going on outside from the inside of your house.

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lumens is a measure of light intensity
the lower the number the duller the light, the higher the number the brighter the light average shops have a level of limens around 750 as this is the safe light level for eyes
Wattage is current flow ( amps) and was used as a measure to show the intensity of the light
12 watt bulb is dull in 240 volts situation where a 500 watt bulb as in ( quartz halogen bulbs) is something that will blind you
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this was an attempt to compare the light intensity so that customers could see how bright the new bulb would be
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for example a torch with 3 X aaa batteries as a low lumen rating as you can see by the brightness of the light and if you compare that with the lumens rating of driving lights that light up the road for miles
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I have a 2006 civic SI. DRL indicator is on, driver side low and high beam ok. Passenger side low beam ok but DRL and hi beam not working. Any help is appreciated.


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Wattage of bulbs must match wattage of power pack or bulbs and power pack will burn out.

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Changing the bulbs in the window brake light


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REMOVAL PROCEDURE
  1. Open the rear compartment lid.
  2. Rotate the high-mounted stoplamp socket(s) counterclockwise to release from the high-mounted stoplamp.
  3. Remove the bulb(s) from the socket(s).
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
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No high beam headlights 1996 crown victoria


does the flash to pass function work? That uses high beam bulbs.

If yes, I would bet $100 it's the lighting control module. Very expensive. @ $500. Can buy for $250 @ tascafordparts.com.

Sometimes on Ebay for cheap price.

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Lighting Control Module Principles of Operation
NOTE: Due to varying wattage ratings and resulting current draw, certain aftermarket headlamp bulbs may cause the lighting control module (LCM) to shut down the short circuit protection, resulting in the low beams becoming inoperative. Verify that the headlamp bulbs meet Ford specifications.
The lighting control module (LCM) receives inputs from the following:
  • headlamp switch
  • multifunction switch
  • photocell and amplifier
Depending on the inputs received, the LCM will command the headlamps on or off.

Power is supplied to the headlamps through lighting control module Circuit 502 (GY) and circuit protection C in the fuse junction panel. Ground is provided to the headlamp bulb and retainer (13N021) through Circuit 57 (BK).

The lighting control module is located under the instrument panel, to the right of the steering column, under the lower steering column cover.

Removal and Installation
  1. Open hood. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Disengage three pushpins and remove lower driver side intrument panel (04320) finish panel.
  1. Locate lighting control module above accelerator pedal.
  1. Disconnect bottom two eletrical connectors from lighting control module.
  1. Remove two screws retaining LCM to bracket and unclip from bracket.
  1. Remove lighting control module from bracket and disconnect two remaining electrical connectors.
  1. To install, reverse Removal procedure. Check lighting control module for proper operation.
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the module is about 6 inches lng and 4 inches wide and has 3 wire connectors.

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