What`s the Difference between Dipped Beam and High Beam?

2019-10-08 12:49:43 by Daniel Charlesworth

Most drivers know there’s a difference between dipped beam and high beam headlights. Yet not everyone understands just what that difference is. Often, drivers misuse their high beam headlights. Not only is this annoying for other drivers, it can be unsafe. Understanding the difference between dipped beam and high beam headlights can make you more knowledgeable about your vehicle’s inner workings and make you a better driver.

What`s The Difference Between Philips WhiteVision Ultra & Philips WhiteVision?

2018-10-22 09:36:04 by Emma Samardzija


Since the arrival of Philips' exciting new WhiteVision Ultra range, some important questions have been raised. What are the differences between Philips WhiteVision Ultra and Philips WhiteVision? Which is the best bulb for me?

You're in luck. Here at PowerBulbs, it's our job to guide you lovely lot through the murky waters of automotive lighting. Join us as we venture forth into the Battle of the Bulbs!

Here's a quick glance over the main features on offer from both the Philips WhiteVision and WhiteVision Ultra ranges:

  Philips WhiteVision Ultra Philips WhiteVision
Colour temperature Up to 4200K Up to 3700K
Light on the road 60% extra light output 60% extra light output
Lifetime Up to 200 hours Up to 450 hours
Road legal Yes Yes

 

Introducing Philips WhiteVision Ultra

2018-10-11 11:18:28 by Emma Samardzija


Introducing Philips WhiteVision Ultra

As well as being the newest halogen in the Philips catalogue, the Philips WhiteVision Ultra is their whitest road legal bulb. Is all the fuss worth it, though? 

Join us as we go through the features and benefits of this brand new range.
 

What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser & Philips Xenon X-treme Vision gen2?

2018-10-02 15:23:41 by Emma Samardzija


The new OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser has already made the world a little brighter for our customers. Now that we've welcomed this terrific Maximum Performance xenon HID bulb into the PowerBulbs family, we thought we'd better test its chops with a little friendly competition...

The contender? The bestselling Philips Xenon X-treme Vision gen2 range!

Let's see what these bulbs are made of in another Battle of the Bulbs. We'll get started by inspecting the key features and differences between each range, which you can see in the table below:
 

  OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser Philips Xenon X-treme Vision gen2
Extra brightness Up to 200% Up to 150%
Light on the road Up to 250m  - 
Color temperature  -  4800K
Road legal Yes Yes

From the table above, it seems that the OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser may just have the edge in terms of extra light output. The long-standing praise for the Philips Xenon X-treme Vision gen2, however, is also an important point to consider. As always, the devil's in the detials, so let's move in for closer inspection.
 

Introducing OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser

2018-09-20 10:33:00 by Emma Samardzija


What with the recent flurry of new releases from automotive lighting favourites, OSRAM, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your vehicle’s headlight bulbs. With so many great choices on offer, however, it’s easy to get lost as to which bulb has most benefit to you. Let’s take a moment then to explore the details of OSRAM’s tremendous new xenon HID offering: the Xenarc Night Breaker Laser.

As with the extremely popular Night Breaker Laser halogen series, the purpose of this xenon HID range is to provide the most intense, wide-spread light projection as possible.

Need convincing? Just take a look at some of the superb qualities on offer from the OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser outlined below.
 

What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation) & Philips RacingVision?

2018-08-30 15:01:51 by Emma Samardzija


With the recent release of the highly anticipated OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation), we at PowerBulbs thought it a good time to refresh our memories of the competition: the Philips RacingVision. And what better way than to pit these brilliant bulbs together in a Battle of the Bulbs!

With that in mind, let’s start by taking a brief look at what each bulb has to offer:
 

  OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation) Philips RacingVision
Extra brightness Up to 150% Up to 150%
Light on the road Up to 150m  - 
Road legal Yes Yes


As the table above shows, the competition is too tight to call just yet, with both bulb ranges offering similarly impressive improvements to light output. On, then, to a more in-depth analysis of each bulb range’s features.
 

A History Of GE Automotive Lighting

2018-08-21 15:47:47 by Emma Samardzija


Within technology-driven industries the world over, the historical significance of GE is simply beyond comparison. GE boasts over a century’s experience as a world-leading technological innovator, and its automotive lighting range exemplifies their engineering prowess and investment in providing their customers with highly sophisticated, high-quality products.

Few companies in any field are as prolific and prestigious as GE. Given the global scale of GE’s success, it is hard to believe the humble origins of the company’s remarkable journey: it all started with the inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison.

Introducing OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation)

2018-08-08 14:11:28 by Emma Samardzija


Finally, one of the most hotly anticipated halogen ranges in recent years has arrived. Say hello to the new and improved range of OSRAM Night Breaker Laser headlight bulbs: the OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation).

Given the years of praise and plaudits awarded to the original Night Breaker Laser range, it’s fair to say that this release is something to get truly excited about. But does the range live up to its hype? Does it live up to OSRAM’s bold claim as being their ‘most powerful’ halogen range ever offered?

In short: yes. Keep reading to find out more about the OSRAM Night Breaker Laser (Next Generation) and the range's many benefits…
 

Which Lights Should I Use When Driving At Night?

2018-05-30 12:32:24 by Emma Samardzija


Everyone knows that a vehicle's headlights should generally be turned on when driving at night. But fewer people are sure which lights to use in which situation, and which bulbs are best-suited to the job. Don't worry - PB is here to guide you through the details.

2018-05-16 13:30:50 by Emma Samardzija


With the recent break-out success of GT’s new Ultra 120 range, we at PowerBulbs thought it time to reassess the pros and cons of our best Maximum Performance halogen bulbs. Alongside the new GT Ultra 120, we chose to compare one of our bestsellers, the OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited. Let’s see how these fabulous ranges fare when pitted against each other.

To start, we have gathered the basic information for each range and compiled it into a table. This is helpful in giving a general outline of what each range has to offer:

  GT Ultra 120 OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited
Light on the road Up to 120% more than standard Up to 110% extra than standard
Road legal Yes Yes
Colour temperature Up to 3800K Up to 3600K

 

What`s The Difference Between GE Megalight Ultra +130 & Philips X-treme Vision +130?

2018-04-16 15:02:12 by Emma Samardzija


For drivers wanting to increase the light output of their vehicle’s halogen lighting, there is an increasing amount of excellent choices. So many, in fact, that it’s sometimes tricky to know which range to choose. Let’s take the terrific new Megalight Ultra +130 range from GE as a case in point, and compare this new range with a popular classic: the Philips X-treme Vision +130.

Introducing GT Ultra 120

2018-04-02 09:08:44 by Emma Samardzija


Say hello to the GT Ultra 120 range! If you're looking to spend a little less while still experiencing the great benefits of a Maximum Performance bulb, you're in for a treat. With an extra 120% more light on the road than standard, plus a colour temperature of 3800K, you'll discover the perfect blend of style and safety with GT Ultra 120.

Headlight Colours - What Colours Are Available And Which Are Legal?

2018-01-24 11:43:50 by Emma Samardzija


Headlights are one of the first things that people notice when they look at your car. Naturally, many drivers want to personalise their headlights. One way to achieve a unique look is with different coloured headlights. But, when it comes to bulbs, not all colours are legal (or available).

Keep reading to find out which headlight colours are legal and non-road legal in the UK, US, EU and Australia.