Press Release
Jul 31, 2019

Philips RacingVision awarded Auto Express Headlight Bulb of the Year 2019

Suresnes, France – Philips RacingVision headlight bulb, developed by Lumileds, has been named Auto Express Headlight Bulb of the Year 2019 during the magazine’s annual product awards ceremony.

Awarded 4 years in a row!

Philips RacingVision has an illustrious history of winning Auto Express awards; most recently, it scooped the Best of Test accolade in 2016, Headlight Bulb of the Year 2017, Best of Test 2018 and now this year’s Headlight Bulb of the Year! Auto Express is the UK’s bestselling weekly motoring magazine and the only publication in the UK to regularly test automotive upgrade products and accessories.
Lumileds Product Manager – EMEA, Mark Bülow said: “We are absolutely thrilled and very proud of the fact that RacingVision has been named Headllight Bulb of the Year once more. When the bulb was first tested, Kim Adams, who assessed the headlight bulbs for Auto Express, said: “Just when rivals catch-up, Philips’ automotive lighting takes another step forward.” Mark Bülow continued: “It is gratifying to see that our innovation is still proving to be the class of the field.”

The brightest halogen bulb of Philips automotive lighting portfolio

Philips RacingVision was the first halogen bulb to be rated at +150% brighter light1, for better visibility and contrast, and the specific color temperature (up to 3 500 Kelvin) of Philips RacingVision allows drivers to improve their focus. This performance translates into what can be a critical-safety advantage on the road.

Drivers regularly find themselves in challenging conditions – from driving at night to winter conditions and poorly-lit country roads. Faced with unexpected danger, reaction time is everything, and with Philips RacingVision they have greater control, confidence and can relax into a safer and more enjoyable journey. Like all Philips automotive lighting products, the RacingVision bulbs are among the brightest, thanks to their optimized high-precision filament geometry, up to 13 bars of high-pressure gas filled, high-quality UV quartz glass with unique patented partial gradient coating and a chrome top. “This is the thinking behind all of the products within the Philips range,” added Mark Bülow.

Philips RacingVision headlights are available in H4 and H7 variants and on sale from authorized Philips distributors across EMEA.
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[1] Compared to the minimum legal standard.


For more information, please contact:
Marine Carruelle
EMEA Marcom Manager Automotive Aftermarket
Tel: + 33 (0)7 87 94 57 16
E-mail: [email protected]

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