If you are looking to replace your car light bulbs or simply looking for an upgrade than you will realise that there is a huge variety to choose from. Read our guide to find the right light bulb for you.
Standard Halogen Bulbs
Halogen car light bulbs are the most common style of car headlight. They produce a yellow/orange glow and are less powerful than other types of car bulbs.
HID (Xenon) Bulbs
HID car lights commonly known as Xenon lights produce a distinctive bright blue/white light and are more powerful than halogen bulbs. HID Xenon car lights also use less power than halogen car bulbs, in turn improving a cars fuel consumption.
Xenon bulbs also last longer than halogens; statistics show that xenon lights last around 2000 hours, compared with halogen bulbs which only last around 500.
Bi-Xenon Car Lights
Bi-xenon headlights are an improvement on regular xenon bulb set ups. Bi-xenon systems only use two xenon light bulbs instead of the normal four. This means that bi-xenon headlamps are able to perform both dipped and regular light functions using just one bulb.
The main advantage of having bi-xenon car lights is convenience. Less headlights mean less chance of one your car bulbs blowing out, it will also save you money in the long run as the cost of replacing the xenon bulbs is reduced.
Full LED head lights are relatively new and were first installed in the Audi R8 in 2008. Before this, LED bulbs were used for side indicators, brake lights and low beam front head lights. At present, LED bulbs are middle ground in terms of performance between the halogen and the Xenon bulbs. The LED bulbs use slightly less power than other car bulbs and last longer. It is predicted that LED bulbs will in the future over take HID bulbs in terms of performance.