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Two new headlamps are safer than one – says Philips

Lumileds, the company behind the Philips lighting range is advising garages to replace headlamp bulbs in pairs as a smarter, more convenient and more economic approach to maintenance.
The lamp filament becomes fragile as it gets older, that makes driving at night more hazardous. It’s also faster, easier and cheaper to change both headlamps, rather than just one. It’s not just the cost of changing lamps in the workshop. You also lose time, and you don’t get to choose the moment when that second lamp fails either-so changing two headlamps at once is smarter and more convenient, as well as safer.

Because cars’ lighting needs to shine as safely and brightly as possible, you should take special care choosing headlamp bulbs. Lumileds offers an extensive range of Xenon and Halogen types that are designed to give the utmost quality, performance and style in all driving conditions.

They are also available in dual packs to make it easier and cheaper to change both sides at the same time. As a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, Lumileds is licensed to use the Philips brand for its automotive lighting and accessories product portfolio.

Richard Armstrong, Business Development Manager Automotive – UK & Ireland at Lumileds said: “Light is fundamental to driving and light is the first and only part of the safety circle that actually helps prevent accidents. Philips promotes active safety protection to prevent accidents by increasing overall visibility and road illumination. This allows drivers to be seen sooner and to see further down the road so they can avoid potential hazards.

“Our OE headlamp bulbs typically last longer than non-OE bulbs as we pay extra attention to quality and testing during manufacture. It reduces the likelihood of an ‘early failure’, which is when a lamp blows soon after fitting due to production faults, rather than wear. If you replace both headlamps with matching OE parts, there’s a very good chance that they’ll last as long as each other.”

The Philips automotive lighting YouTube Channel offers a range of both technical instruction videos and short product information films for technicians, to make it easier to change the bulbs on the most popular cars on the road. To view the videos:

Lumileds offer a three step tool below to find the right bulbs for a vehicle: