Toyota Avalon Bulb Size

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Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
7065
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
168
Interior Door Light Bulb
168

 

Fifth generation (XX50; 2018–present)

Fourth generation (XX40; 2012–2018)

Third generation (XX30; 2004–2012)

Second generation (XX20; 1999–2004)

First generation (XX10; 1994–2005)

The Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan produced by Toyota. It is Toyota’s largest front-wheel-drive sedan and serves as its flagship vehicle in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, China, and the Middle East. It was also produced in Australia from April 2000 until June 2005, when it was replaced in November 2006 by the Aurion. The first production Avalon rolled off the TMMK assembly line in Georgetown, Kentucky, in September 1994, and subsequent generations have all been manufactured at the Kentucky location to date.


The Avalon was designated as Toyota’s Large Car platform code A-TF. The name “Avalon” derives from the legendary castle in Arthurian legend. Avalon is a Celtic word that means “isle of apples,” and it has been used in connection with various places and names throughout history. In California, for example, Santa Catalina Island was known as “Isle of the Apples,” and Thomas Knowlton—founder and first president of Hanford, California—named his ranch “Avalon.” When consulting with Toyota USA executives on what the model designation would be for the all-new sedan built at their plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, President Jim Press offered several possibilities that were rejected until the administrator responsible for naming derivatives of Lexus models came up with “Avalon.”


The Avalon is sold in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, China and the Middle East. Its competitors include the Honda Accord, Nissan Teana, Mazda Atenza/Mazda 6, Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata/Infiniti Gx70 (which are all also manufactured by Toyota), the Ford Taurus X (replaced by the 2008 Ford Taurus), and its corporate sibling the Camry. In Japan it is pitted against the Nissan Fuga. The Avalon is not available in Europe or New Zealand where there has never been much interest for cars of this size.

What’s the difference between bulb types?

In the following details, you can learn about halogen and LED bulbs; make your selection after reading about their various features.


Halogen Bulbs


Halogen light bulbs have a tungsten filament, which gets heated to a very high temperature by an electric current passing through it. This heats the halogen gas inside the bulb and as a result of this reaction, it emits lights. The main difference between LED and halogen is that you can instantly see the halogen bulb glow whereas with LED’s there may be a delay of up to 30 seconds because they need time to warm up. Hence, maximum output can be seen only after this particular time period (30 seconds). These kinds of light bulbs are designed in such a way that they last for around 1,500 hours. However, because of constant heating and cooling cycles, these bulbs tend to fail. So, if you use your lights for more than 12 hours daily then the life of halogen bulbs will be less. It is suggested that you replace your halogen bulb after every 1,000 burning hours.


Halogen light bulbs are available in different color temperatures – 3,200 K (warm yellow light), 2,700 K (white light) and 5,000 K (daylight white). You can find all three types of these bulbs at an affordable price. Halogen lamps having lower color temperature show a bolder orange glow but they produce less brightness as compared to those with high color temperatures.


LED Bulbs


LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. LED lights have longer lives than tungsten filament and they can last up to 50,000 hours. LED’s also emit bright and white light and if we compare both halogen and LED in this manner, then with just a small fraction of power that is used by the halogen lighting technology, it becomes possible to keep the lights on for longer periods without any loss of brightness or quality. The main problem with LED’s are that because of their high price tag, people are not able to use them for home applications.


LED bulbs are available in different colors – red, amber, green, blue and white. High-end models have additional features like dimming capabilities too. They work best when connected to an external power source but make sure you check the specifications before buying one.

LED lights are available in bayonet, Edison screw and GU10 fittings. LED bulbs consume 80 percent less energy as compared to halogen lamps and CFL’s.


CFL Bulbs


If we talk about fluorescent lighting or ‘CFL’ then it is a semiconductor light source that works on the principle of fluorescence instead of incandescence. In these types of lights, electricity passes through mercury vapor which emits ultraviolet rays that stimulate phosphors coating around the tube, which in turn emits visible light waves. Unlike other light sources, CFL’s do not have filaments that rapidly deteriorate over time because they last for 10 times longer than halogens and even longer than LEDs. However, are some drawbacks too – first of all, they flicker and hum; secondly, they take time to warm up; thirdly you need to be careful as these lamps contain poisonous mercury.


CFL’s are available in different color temperatures like 2,700 K (very similar to halogen bulbs), 3,200 K (slightly warmer than halogen) and 5,000 K (similar to daylight). They also come with a variety of fittings like bayonet and plug top or bi-pin and bipin reflector. These types of light sources consume around 69 percent less power but the price is high because of the complex technology it uses. As compared to LED lights which have great energy saving quotient, CFL lights typically have much shorter lives – around 8,000 hours. CFL’s are available in different shapes and sizes but they can be used only for low power applications like decorative lighting, small accent lights etc.


LED vs Halogen – Which is Better?


As compared to LED bulbs, halogen light bulbs consume more energy because of their shorter life spans. However, since LEDs are very expensive at present so opting for these types of lighting is not a feasible option. On the other hand, if we compare halogens with CFLs then both have same characteristics where as tungsten filaments start glowing instantly whereas CFL takes time (1-2 minutes) to produce light after it has been turned on. So this is where LED wins the game because it glows instantly once you turn it on.


Size of the bulb is another important factor as per your requirement as LED bulbs come in all shapes and size where as halogen and CFL lights are available only in specific sizes.


So if we summarize, then we can say that LEDs have a higher life span than halogens and CFLs but at present they are very expensive for household lighting applications. On the other hand, both CFL and halogen light sources cost less than LED’s but their lifespan is not even half compared to LEDs which means you need to change them more frequently than an LED one. So based on your budget and requirements choose the one that suits you best!

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