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.

How To Check Your Lights And Bulbs

2018-01-09 16:14:19 by Emma Samardzija

Driving with a light out is a sure-fire way to get a fine. All vehicles are required to have certain lights, including headlights, tail lights, indicator lights and number plate bulbs. These lights ensure that your vehicle is safe to operate. When they aren't working properly, you risk being unable to see the road and other drivers can't see you.

In this article, we'll show you how to check the lights and bulbs on your vehicle, which will help to keep you safe during those night time drives.

How To Install Sidelights

2018-01-04 12:40:13 by Emma Samardzija

Sidelights, known in the US and Canada as parking lights, are a great safety feature. They allow you to see better at night or in the daytime when you don't need headlights on. They also make your car more visible to others. Installing sidelights or replacing your bulbs is a simple process, and doing it yourself can save you a trip to the mechanic.

Keep in mind that every vehicle is built a little differently. There's no one simple set of directions for all cars. However, the process for installing sidelights can be similar for many vehicles.

What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost And Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2?

2018-01-05 11:31:06 by Emma Samardzija

You may already be familiar with the Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2 range. Have you heard about the newest bulb on the block - the OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost? Both offer great styling benefits, but which is best? Find out below in our Battle Of The Bulbs!

Types Of Car Light Bulbs Available On The Market

2019-04-01 10:01:33 by Emma Samardzija

When it comes to car bulbs, there are tons of options on the market. In fact, there are so many choices, it can get a little confusing. In this article, we'll review the types of car lights bulbs and the benefits of each.

Halogen vs. HID vs. LED bulbs

The first decision to make when shopping for car bulbs is what kind of power source you want. There are three main types of bulb - halogenxenon HID, and LED.

What Are The Differences Between Fog Lights And Daytime Running Lights?

2017-12-05 09:40:39 by Emma Samardzija

Modern cars have a lot of lights. Although it was once common for vehicles to be equipped only with headlights and tail lights, today's cars have a variety of lights. All are intended for different purposes and serve important safety functions. But, for the average driver, it can be hard to know exactly what each light does. 

In this article, we'll take a look at two types of lights that drivers often confuse - fog lights and daytime running lights (DRLs).

What`s the Difference between Philips Xenon WhiteVision Gen2 and OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Intense?

2017-11-29 11:45:40 by Emma Samardzija

If you’re in the market to upgrade your vehicle’s xenon HID lighting, the right bulb can be hard to find. Thankfully, PowerBulbs is here to steer you in the right direction.

Let’s start by taking a look at two terrific xenon ranges: Philips’ Xenon WhiteVision gen2 and OSRAM’s Xenarc Cool Blue Intense.

What`s The Difference Between PIAA Stratos Blue and Philips Diamond Vision?

2017-11-08 10:40:00 by Emma Samardzija

You are probably already familiar with Philips Diamond Vision, one of the bestsellers on the styling bulb market. But, you may not have heard of the newest bulb on the block - PIAA Stratos Blue. Which range is best? Let's see how they square up to each other in the Battle Of The Bulbs!

Compulsory Equipment For Driving In The UK

2017-11-21 14:55:34 by Emma Samardzija

Getting ready to start driving in the UK? You'll want to make sure you have the right equipment. There are certain requirements for road-worthy vehicles in every country, and the UK is no different. Before you drive in the UK, take a look at our handy blog post and find out everything you need to know.

Do Whiter Bulbs Use A Higher Wattage?

2017-11-14 14:28:41 by Emma Samardzija

When searching for the perfect light bulb, most drivers want something that's both white and bright. But, energy use is also a major concern for drivers. Bulbs that use a higher wattage can drag down your gas mileage and burn out more quickly in comparison to others. So, many drivers want to know - do whiter bulbs use a higher wattage?

How To Install Fog Lights

2017-11-02 14:09:11 by Emma Samardzija

Fog lights are an important safety feature on your vehicle. They help cut through fog and moisture in the air to allow you to see the road in poor conditions. Upgrading your fog lights, or adding fog lights to a car that doesn't already have them, can greatly improve visibility and safety.

Most vehicles have fog lights located on the front bumper. Some drivers may choose to install fog lights on the grill or on a rack above the front of the vehicle. This is typically done with trucks or SUVs, but bumper-mounted fog lights are just as effective on these types of vehicles.

Which Bulbs Are Road Legal?

2017-10-31 15:07:22 by Emma Samardzija

Nobody likes getting pulled over or receiving a ticket, especially for something that could have easily been avoided. That's why it's important to know which headlight bulbs are road legal, and which could potentially get you in trouble. With the prevalence of HID bulbs, as well as halogens that imitate the look of HIDs, it's easy to accidentally wind up with bulbs that aren't meant for road use.

When Should You Use Your High Beam Headlights?

2017-10-19 11:06:54 by Emma Samardzija

In the right circumstances, high beam headlights can make driving safer for everyone on the road. But when used incorrectly, high beam headlights can be a major safety hazard. Knowing how and when you use your high beams is crucial for every driver.