Drivers can easily and legally upgrade their halogen headlights to LED
Suresnes, France – Lumileds is delighted to announce the launch of their very first road-legal LED automotive headlight bulb in Austria, the Philips Ultinon Pro6000. Local authorities’ approval of the H7-LED and H4-LED types means that drivers across the country can now legally and easily upgrade their headlights from halogen to Philips LED.
Safety proved thorough testing
A comprehensive testing program in collaboration with TÜV Rheinland confirmed the new Philips LED bulb’s high performance, enabling homologation by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Germany. The approval was granted in accordance with §22a StVZO in the form of a General Type Approval (ABG) in Germany, enabling use in selected vehicle models. The Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology also recognized this approval in accordance with § 35 Section 4 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1967. Therefore, Lumileds can now offer its latest Philips LED retrofit technology to Austrian drivers. Drivers must keep the homologation certificate with them in the car at all times. The certificate can be downloaded using the QR code on the top of the Philips packaging.
These premium Philips LED bulbs improve safety by boosting visibility and delivering a perfect beam pattern that illuminates the road ahead without dazzling other road users.
“At Lumileds, we focus on innovation and safety. This is demonstrated once again with the launch of the Philips Ultinon Pro6000 in Austria,” said Swati Singh, EMEA Product Manager for LED at Lumileds. “This follows the German launch of our road-legal Philips Ultinon Pro6000 H7-LED in May and of the H4-LED this November. Lumileds has a strong track record of LED upgrades. We introduced the world’s first road-legal LED headlight bulb in South Korea in July 2020.”
Up to 230% brighter light for both performance and style
Once fitted, the Philips Ultinon Pro6000 headlight bulbs provide an exceptional beam with up to 230% brighter light, compared to the minimum legal standard for halogen bulbs. That light comes courtesy of the advanced Lumileds LUXEON Altilon LEDs, providing high luminance.
Their cool white beam with a stylish color temperature of up to 5800 Kelvin – the color temperature used by many carmakers – provides a comfortable driving experience and reduces strain on the eyes.
The Philips Ultinon Pro6000 H7-LED and H4-LED also feature greater durability with up to 3,000 hours’ lifetime. Advanced AirBoost technology and a built-in fan for active cooling contribute to long-lasting reliability.
Plug-and-play installation from best-in-class design
Drivers can now convert their halogen headlamps to the brighter, approved light of Philips Ultinon Pro6000 H7-LED and H4-LED on a selected range of car models. In Austria and Europe the H7 type is the most popular headlighting bulb used in vehicles.
Thanks to its brand-new, one-piece design, this bulb fits easily into existing headlamp units. Integrated electronics ensure a compact footprint, making installation easy for DIYers or mechanics even where space is tight – just plug and play.
For specific car models, we also feature Philips CANbus adapters and mechanical adapter rings for enhanced fit. “We will continue to provide ever-increasing coverage of the car marques and models available in Austria,” added Swati Singh.
Renowned quality and enhanced safety
Technologically advanced Philips automotive lighting is renowned in the automotive industry and has been for over 100 years. Philips Automotive Grade Quality products are designed and developed following strict quality-control processes, leading to consistently high production standards. The Philips Ultinon Pro6000 LED range is available in the most common headlight bulb types in Austria, H7-LED and H4-LED.
To find out more, please visit: Philips.com/led-strassenzulassung
The full list of compatible car models can be found at www.philips.com/LEDcompatibility-check
For further information about this press release, please contact:
EMEA Marcom Manager Automotive Aftermarket
Tel: + 33 (0)7 87 94 57 16
E-mail: [email protected]