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.
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.
(L-R) Steve Fowler, Kim Adams, Richard Armstrong and Sarah Perks
Lumileds Business Development Manager Automotive for UK and Ireland, Richard Armstrong, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and very proud of the fact that RacingVision has been named Headlight 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.”
Armstrong continued: “It is gratifying to see that our innovation is still proving to be the class of the field.”
Philips RacingVision was the first halogen bulb to be rated at +150 per cent brighter light, for better visibility and contrast, and the specific colour 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 optimised high-precision filament geometry, up to 13 bars of high-pressure gas filling, high-quality UV quartz glass with a uniquely patented partial gradient coating and a chrome top.
Philips RacingVision headlights are available in H4 and H7 variants and are on sale from authorised Philips distributors across the UK and Republic of Ireland.