Philips: Change bulbs in pairs

Make drivers and mechanics aware

For tires, brakes and other safety related wear-and-tear parts, it is common to change them in pairs – for safety reasons. For car lamps, changing in pairs also makes sense. Replacing just one failed bulb can result in an unbalanced or unpredictable beam and thus potentially present a safety risk. 

Why change in pairs?
Why change in pairs? An old lamp deteriorates fast, and will probably fail shortly after the first one blows, it’s a smarter, more convenient and more economic approach to maintenance, two new lamps are brighter so you see further and get a balanced view of the road, drivers benefit from reliable, high quality and long-lasting Original Equipment (OE) headlamp bulbs.
Because cars’ lighting needs to light the road as safely and brightly as possible, drivers should take special care choosing headlamp bulbs. Lumileds offer an extensive range of Philips xenon and halogen types that are designed to give the utmost quality, performance and style in all driving conditions. Most of Philips halogen lamps are available in dual packs to make it easier and cheaper to change both sides at the same time. 

Light and safety circle

Steven Zimmer, Vice President Automotive Aftermarket at Lumileds: “Light is fundamental to driving and light is the first and only part of the safety circle that actually helps prevent accidents. Lumileds 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.”
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. For over 100 years, Philips-branded lighting solutions have been at the forefront of automotive lighting technology. Unrivalled design innovation and rigorous production standards ensure that when you buy Philips, you buy quality.
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Published on: January 4, 2021

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