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.
2019-09-23 09:47:46 by Daniel Charlesworth
There are all different kinds of bulbs for your car. Knowing the difference between bulb types and determining which bulb is best for your needs can be tricky. Understanding each kind of bulb available will help you make the best choice when purchasing bulbs. In this article, we’ll focus on just one type of bulb—the H7 bulb.
2019-09-17 14:53:23 by Daniel Charlesworth
For those unfamiliar with the many kinds of headlight bulbs, figuring out the difference between each bulb can be confusing. Knowing more about the differences between various automotive bulbs and fittings will help you shop for the best bulbs for your car. In this article, we’ll learn more about the H4 bulb and its uses.
2019-09-16 10:52:12 by Daniel Charlesworth
There are many different types of headlights, from halogen to LED to HID. Each of these comes with its own pros and cons, and choosing the right kind of headlight from the wide range of options can be tricky. One popular option among consumers is the bi-xenon headlight. In this article, we’ll discuss what exactly a bi-xenon headlight is and why you might want them in your car.
2019-08-29 11:35:32 by Daniel Charlesworth
Changing or installing car bulbs is a simple vehicle maintenance task that just about anyone can do themselves. Installing side indicator bulbs is especially quick and easy. You won’t need any special tools or expertise. Skip an expensive visit to the mechanic and change your side indicator bulbs at home.
2019-07-30 15:41:51 by Daniel Charlesworth
When a car headlight goes out, it can be a big inconvenience. Not only do you have to worry about the possibility of getting a ticket, you also have to think about the cost of replacing your headlight. Many drivers head straight to their local mechanic and pay an exorbitant fee to have their headlights replaced. But replacing your car headlights doesn’t have to be expensive.
Read on to learn the real cost of replacing car headlights.
2019-07-11 12:52:34 by Daniel Charlesworth
Replacing headlight bulbs can be annoying and expensive, even if you do it yourself. Short-lived bulbs that burn out too soon are frustrating for drivers and a waste of money. But most drivers aren’t sure how long their headlights should really last. That’s because the answer depends on many factors.
Read on to find out how long you should expect your headlight bulbs to last.
2019-06-17 09:51:20 by Emma Samardzija
With all the different types of car bulbs out there, it can be confusing to try and figure out where each bulb goes. One individual car can have dozens of lights - from the headlights, to indicators, to tail lights. So, where does the C5W bulb fit in?
Read on to learn more about the C5W bulb and its uses.
2019-06-03 15:51:33 by Emma Samardzija
Installing new bulbs in your vehicle can be tricky. Every make, model, and manufacturer has a different method, which can vary in difficulty. We know that if you're a first-timer, or even a seasoned pro, replacing your halogen bulbs with LED can be a daunting prospect.
To help make things easier, we've compiled a list of six popular vehicles - Audi A1, BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-Series, BMW X1, Citroen DS3, and Dacia Duster - and put together a step-by-step guide for installing Philips LED headlight bulbs. These guides should help you see the process of replacing a bulb and how simple it can be to do.
Please remember that this is a guide only. If you're struggling to replace your bulbs, take your vehicle to a local auto-electrician who will be able to help you.
2019-05-22 10:27:30 by Emma Samardzija
We know that the world of bulbs is a tricky one to navigate. When you see two ranges that offer similar benefits, which is the right one to choose? Today, we're going to take a look at PIAA Hyper Arros 5000K and pit it against Philips DiamondVision. Who will win in the Battle of the Bulbs?
Take a look at the table below, which compares the main features of each range:
|PIAA Hyper Arros 5000K||
|Colour temperature||Up to 5000K||5000K|
|Brightness||Up to 120% extra than standard||Standard|
2019-03-18 09:38:45 by Emma Samardzija
You might have heard of the new iteration of Philips' bestselling styling range, the WhiteVision Ultra. But, how does it compare against OSRAM's leading styling bulbs - the Cool Blue Intense?
|Philips WhiteVision Ultra||OSRAM Cool Blue Intense|
|Extra light on the road||60%||20%|
Keep reading to find out which range comes out on top in the Battle of the Bulbs...
2020-01-06 09:13:10 by John Conboy
If you've been looking into purchasing an LED bulb, you might have noticed the terms 'CANbus control unit', 'canbus canceller', or even 'resistor' or 'adapter'. But what does this mean?
To put it simply, a CANbus control unit is a small cable and adapter system, which is installed in between the wiring of your vehicle and the LED bulb. Because LED car bulbs use a lower wattage than other bulbs, the CANbus canceller helps to increase the current safely and without damaging the bulb. This will ensure that your vehicle doesn't bring up any error messages and the LED can work as expected.
Want to know more? Let's take a deeper dive into the world of all things CANbus...
2019-01-22 09:12:34 by Emma Samardzija
Since releasing their revolutionary X-tremeUltinon range, Philips have dominated the world of LED automotive lighting. Now they’re revisiting and refining their approach to LED headlight bulbs with this new update: the Philips X-tremeUltinon gen2 LED.
With the original Philips X-tremeUltinon series having already outstripped its competition in terms of brightness and style, the question is raised: how does the X-tremeUltinon gen2 compare?
Here's a quick guide through the key differences of the two ranges:
|Philips X-tremeUltinon||Philips X-tremeUltinon gen2|
|Extra light output||Up to 200% brighter||Up to 250% brighter|
As you can see, light output is the main area in which the Philips X-tremeUltinon gen2 LED bulbs improve on their predecessor. Colour temperature remains high, with only a slight decrease on the first generation of the X-tremeUltinon. Now that we know what makes this range different from the last, let's take a more in-depth look at the unique benefits.