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

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.

Are Blue Car Bulbs Road Legal?

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Are blue car bulbs road legal? This question can be a confusing one. Halogen bulbs that have a Kelvin rating of over 4200K are classed as not road legal. Xenon HID and LED bulbs, however, are slightly more complicated.
 

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Should I Change One Bulb At A Time Or Both Bulbs Together?

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Has one of your bulbs failed? Or perhaps you're thinking of upgrading your bulbs? Either way, we would always suggest that you change your bulbs in pairs. There's a few reasons why. Firstly, if one bulb has failed, the other is likely to fail soon after. Secondly, if you replace both bulbs together, you'll get an evenly-matched beam pattern and colour.

Keep reading to find out more...
 

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Performance bulbs vs. Styling bulbs - Which bulbs are right for me?

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When it comes to car headlight bulbs there are two main areas - styling and performance. But what are the major differences between the two, and which will better suit your needs? Take a look at our quick post to find out...

Finding The Right Headlight Bulb Fitting For Your Car

2018-06-19 12:02:08 by Keren Hardgrave


Each car has different lights and therefore requires different bulbs. There's headlightsfog lightsbrake lightsindicator lightssidelights and interior lights - just to name a few! Along with all of the different bulbs, there are also different fittings, depending on your vehicle make and model. A fitting refers to the shape and size of the base of the bulb in order for it to correctly fit your vehicle.

There are a few different ways that you can find out what fitting your car needs for the particular type of bulb you want to purchase, including using the PowerBulbs bulb finder, and checking your vehicle handbook.

Battle of the Bulbs: Philips X-treme Vision vs. OSRAM Night Breaker Plus

2013-04-29 16:43:30 by Keren Hardgrave


The Philips X-treme Vision has now been replaced with X-treme Vision +130, which offers up to 130% more light on the road in comparison to a standard bulb. OSRAM's newest bulb in the Night Breaker range is the Night Breaker Unlimited, which produces up to 110% more light on the road than standard.

Shop the OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited here.

Take a look at Philips X-treme Vision +130 here

 

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See and Be Seen on Your Motorcycle

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Did you know it is just as easy to upgrade your bike bulbs as it is your car? Whilst riding a motorbike you are 50 times more likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries should you be involved in a collision. Improving your visibility can be as simple as upgrading your motorcycle headlight bulb.

Typically, motorcyclists operate headlight bulbs during both the day and night for one purpose: to be seen. Halogen bulbs deteriorate over time until eventual failure. It's safe to assume a motorbike will consume a bulbs' life much faster than a car, considering its extended use and increased vibration.