Philips RacingVision GT200 wins headlamp of the year

The Philips RacingVision GT200 has won the Auto Express title of Headlamp of the Year in the 2023 staging of the magazine’s annual Product Awards.

Lumileds, the global manufacturers of Philips automotive products, is celebrating yet another award for this pioneering headlamp, further adding to the host of accolades the bulb has received since its introduction.

In its 2023 Awards Issue, Auto Express described the Philips RacingVision GT200 as “a shining example” to the rest. The Philips bulb had the longest beam length and scored the highest on the Figure of Merit figure that combines all of the various measurement criteria that are tested.

In addition, when deciding this year’s Headlamp of the Year, Auto Express for the first time added in price, and therefore value, as a contributing factor to its decision.

The Philips RacingVision GT200 was introduced in 2020, as the first bulb to deliver light that was up to 200 per cent brighter compared to the minimum legal standard.

It is available in the most common headlamp bulb types, H4 and H7.

Earlier in the year, the Philips RacingVision GT200 bulb topped the Headlamp Mega-test conducted by the UK magazine, and the bulb has now won numerous awards across Europe.

“Auto Express has long been regarded the leading product tester of automotive products in the UK, so we are delighted that RacingVision GT200 has been recognised as 2023 Headlamp of the Year,” said Lumileds UK business manager, Richard Armstrong.

“Philips headlamp bulbs have an absolutely incredible record in the Auto Express Product Honours, with awards for Headlamp of the Year that go back to the 1990s.

“In fact, Philips headlamp bulbs have been adjudged the Auto Express Headlamp of the Year more times, since the awards began, than all of the of the other automotive lighting manufacturers combined, which I think speaks volumes about the ongoing drive for innovation behind our products, as well as their performance and quality.”

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