How Good are LED Headlights?

2020-10-14 08:45:55 by John Conboy

Where most factory-fitted vehicle lighting uses halogen (or increasingly xenon) technology, more and more drivers are making the switch to LED. Why? Well, in a nutshell, LED technology offers superior brightness, a whiter light and a very long bulb lifespan. But there's more to LED headlights than that, as PowerBulbs is about to explore…  

What are the Best LED Headlight Bulbs?

2020-10-13 14:56:02 by John Conboy

With more and more LED bulbs on the market these days, it's hard to know exactly which is best for your vehicle's headlights. Thankfully, PowerBulbs is here to light you on your way with a rundown of our favourite ranges of LED headlight bulbs. From long-standing, classic LED series such as Philips' X-tremeUltinon gen2 to acclaimed up-and-coming ranges like the GT Ultra LED, we're sure you'll find the best LED bulb for you.

Which Philips LED Headlight Bulb is Best for Me?

2020-09-23 10:40:52 by John Conboy

With Philips' recent release of three brand-new LED car headlight bulb ranges, alongside the classic, pre-existing X-tremeUltinon gen2 series, we thought it a good time to compare the features and benefits of each. So, in order, let's take a look at what the Philips X-tremeUltinon gen2, the Ultinon Essential, the Ultinon Pro5000 and the Ultinon Pro9000 ranges have to offer.

The Definitive Guide to LED Headlights

2020-10-20 09:26:21 by Daniel Charlesworth

Battle of the Bulbs: Philips RacingVision GT200 v Philips WhiteVision Ultra

2020-09-21 15:45:47 by John Conboy

Given Philips' status as rulers of the automotive lighting industry, a state of fevered excitement understandably comes with any new releases of their car headlight bulb ranges.

As Philips have recently revealed not one but several stellar new ranges of car bulbs, including the Philips RacingVision GT200 and Philips WhiteVision Ultra, we thought we'd have some fun and pit these two impressive bulb ranges against each other and see which comes out on top.

Let the battle of the bulbs begin!

What`s the Difference between the Philips X-tremeVision Pro 150 and the Philips RacingVision GT200?

2020-09-22 12:01:00 by John Conboy

With the recent release of two new Philips halogen headlight bulbs ranges – the X-tremeVision Pro150 and RacingVision GT200 – we at PowerBulbs thought we'd have an in-depth look at the features of these hotly anticipated car bulbs.

Surprisingly, both of these bulbs are newly improved models of classic existing ranges: namely, the Philips X-tremeVision and Philips RacingVision. Given the huge success of these two industry favourites, it's no surprise that their new, refined successors offer an exceptional light.  

2020-01-24 12:11:44 by Daniel Charlesworth

Which is better LED or Xenon headlights?

New lighting technology has revolutionized car lighting. Just a decade or two ago, almost all cars used halogen lights for both headlights and most other purposes. In recent years, LED and Xenon lights have become more popular. In fact, most new vehicles today use LED or Xenon headlights. Many drivers with older vehicles are switching out their halogen bulbs and upgrading to LED or Xenon. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, or just considering upgrading your headlights, you might be wondering which is better – LED or Xenon. In this article, we’ll explore both options and tell you which is brighter.

What Are the Brightest H7 Bulbs Available?

2020-01-10 13:46:36 by John Conboy

There’s one thing that most drivers are looking for in a headlight bulb – brightness. While there are some drivers who want the coolest-looking bulbs or the longest-lasting bulbs, everyone can agree that a brighter bulb is better. Brighter bulbs help you see more of the road ahead, help other vehicles spot you, and ultimately keep you safer at night. So let’s take a look at the brightest H7 bulbs available.

Which Halogen Bulbs Are Closest to Xenon HID?

2020-01-09 13:50:50 by Daniel Charlesworth

You may have noticed that more and more drivers are switching to Xenon HID bulbs. HID, or high intensity discharge, bulbs are the latest in automotive lighting technology. Many new vehicles come equipped with Xenon HID headlight bulbs, but plenty of drivers with older cars are using HID conversion kits to make the switch from old halogen bulbs to new and improve Xenon HID bulbs. But what if you want the look and brightness of Xenon HID bulbs without the expense and hassle of converting your headlights? In that case, you might want to check out the halogen bulbs that are closest to Xenon HID.

Are Daytime Running Lights Compulsory?

2019-12-06 15:17:41 by Daniel Charlesworth

Daytime running lights have quickly become a standard feature on most vehicles in recent years. Sometimes referred to as daytime running lamps, or simply DRLs, these lights stay on at all times and make it easier for other drivers to spot your vehicle. If you’ve noticed that every vehicle on the road seems to have daytime running lights these days, you might be wondering whether they’re compulsory. Let’s take a closer look at daytime running lights and the laws surrounding them.

What`s the Difference between PIAA Si-Tech and Hella Cleantech Wiper Blades?

2019-12-06 13:06:55 by Daniel Charlesworth

Choosing the right wiper blades for your vehicle can mean the difference between a smudgy windshield and clear visibility. No matter how bright your headlamps are, if you’ve got inferior wiper blades, you’re compromising your safety. With so many wiper blades to pick from, it’s hard to know which are the best. In this article, we’ll compare two options—the PIAA Si-Tech and Hella Cleantech wiper blades—and help you choose the blades that fit your needs.

Are There Different Bulbs for High and Low Beams?

2019-10-29 13:00:02 by Daniel Charlesworth

High beams and low beams are two different parts of your car’s headlights. Both high and low beam headlights are important safety features on your vehicle, but many drivers don’t know whether their car uses different bulbs for high and low beams. The truth is, it all depends on the type of car you drive. Let’s take a closer look at high and low beams and the bulbs you need for each.

Are HIDs Illegal?

2019-10-29 12:49:19 by Daniel Charlesworth

Chances are, in the past decade or so, you’ve noticed that many cars seem to have brighter headlights. Headlight bulbs are brighter, last longer, and are overall just better than they used to be. But there’s one big change that’s really switched up the headlight game—HID, or high-intensity discharge, bulbs.

If you’re interested in outfitting your vehicle with this latest headlight technology, you may be wondering if it’s legal. The truth is, it all depends on your vehicle and the type of HID headlights you choose. In this article, we’ll cover all the legal issues surrounding HID headlights.