Automotive Bulb Finder
Lightninglab's Automotive Bulb Finder application can help you identify the replacement bulbs for your vehicle. We provide information about what light bulbs will fit any position of a car, SUV or pickup truck.
The most common types of light bulbs are halogen bulbs, LEDs and HIDs.
Certain types of bulbs are recommended for certain types of fixtures.
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Find bulb types and specs by locationFitment data can vary across trim level specs, manufacturers, and after-market lamps.
To omit the compatibility issues, please remove the bulb you wish to replace and compare the socket and size to the specs on the bulb you are considering.
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We empower car owners with the necessary knowledge and tools to make informed decisions for the vehicle's lighting system.
Striving to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on bulb sizes and upgrade options, we make selecting the optimal product effortless and straightforward.
Our primary goal is to promote road safety and enhance the driving experience by helping drivers find the perfect lighting solution for their vehicles.
With an endless array of bulb sizes and countless aftermarket products, finding the correct replacement bulb can be a real pain.
We tackle the headache of bulb size compatibility by providing easy-to-use tools, charts, comparisons, and helpful guides to find the perfect fit for your vehicle.
Things to Consider Choosing the Replacement Light Bulbs
Whether you're looking for increased brightness, longer lifespan, or better visibility, our team of experts has you covered with recommendations for the best aftermarket light bulbs, HID or LED kits available on the market.
The lighting industry has made significant advancements since the inception of tungsten filament lights in the 1960s. Halogen was the prevailing technology until BMW's advent of HID headlamps in the early 1990s. Subsequently, LED and laser lighting solutions were introduced to the market.
When replacing a blown headlight bulb, it is imperative to consider the wattage, kelvins, and xenon effects. A common yet often overlooked practice is to replace headlight bulbs in pairs, as a failed bulb often precedes the demise of its counterpart and may lead to an imbalance in light distribution.
Identifying the appropriate bulb type is relatively straightforward, especially if the faulty bulb is available for examination. The decision to prioritize brightness over longevity or vice versa ultimately lies with the individual.
Regarding lifespan, halogen lamps have a rated life span of approximately 600 hours, dependent upon voltage levels. By comparison, xenon gas discharge lamps have a lifespan of around 3000 hours, LED lamps last for 10,000 hours, and the latest organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have a lifespan of 30,000 hours.
In terms of color temperature, objects are most easily seen and distinguished in bright sunlight with a daytime color temperature between 4000K and 6500K. However, in inclement weather, such as rain or fog, yellow light with a color temperature below 3000K is more effective as droplets better reflect this hue.
Additionally, yellow light (with a color temperature of 2400-3200K) offers less glare to oncoming drivers. It more accurately depicts colors as the human eye has fewer blue light receptors than yellow and green.
White LED lights closely resemble daylight and provide a clear road view while enabling energy-saving high beam assist features. However, they are not ideal for use in unfavorable weather conditions as they emit almost no light at the color temperature that the human eye is susceptible to.
Conversely, the yellow tone of fog lamps is natural due to its correspondence with the color temperature of standard light bulbs (3000-3500K).
One must first determine the base type when choosing the correct headlamp bulb. The simplest solution is to remove the existing bulb and bring it to a store for proper identification. Alternatively, one can consult the vehicle's technical documentation or reference our replacement charts for guidance.