H13 Light Bulb Replacement Guide
After extensively researching a number of different independent tests, we have chosen the H13 lamps based on the brightness, durability and lifespan.
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|Manufacturer Part Number||B099JHWHKH||B0BPHFMBNW||B08P32BS8V||B00Y9W1RRU||B09H6VN1WT||B07WC8X2FZ||B0BB72D3FJ|
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|Light output||10000 Lm||16500 Lm||5000 Lm||5000 Lm||18000 Lm||8000 Lm|
|Lifespan||50000 Hours||60000 Hours||50000 Hours||300 Hours||50000 Hours||50000 Hours||50000 Hours|
|Bulb Length||3.2 In|
|Requires Modifications To Install|
|Plug and Play|
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H13 or 9008 Bulb Specifications
This is the bulb that belongs to the first group of automotive light bulbs and has no restrictions on usage. Thus, you may install H13 for your headlights, rear lights, or fog lights. You may also see it labeled as 9008.
The H13 light bulb is a halogen lamp that uses a P26.4t base. This means that the H13 has two filaments inside the glass envelope – one for low beam and one for high beam. When you flip the switch to a low beam, only the low beam filament will illuminate. When you switch to a high beam, both filaments will activate and produce more light.
The H13 light bulb has a nominal power of 12 V: 60 / 55 W. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light output will be. However, using a higher-wattage bulb will also put more strain on your car’s electrical system. The brightness level here is 1000 lumens and the color temperature is really perfect for automotive purposes - 4100K.
The makers claim a working life of 1000 to 1200 hours. However, the actual useful life is determined by the sort of usage. For example, if you use your high beams more often than your low beams, the H13 will not last as long.
Is H13 A High Beam Or Low Beam?
As we have already written, this bulb may be used both for high and low beams. In case you need a new bulb for your high beam, look no further than the H13.
The fact is that not all bulbs would be perfect for high beams. If the filament were too close to the glass, it would burn out very quickly. The H13 has been designed in such a way that the filaments are at a safe distance from the glass envelope. This ensures durability and longevity. Moreover, light bulbs for low beams should not be too bright. The H13 light bulb offers the perfect balance of brightness and beam pattern.
What Bulb Is The Same As H13?
The 9008 and H13ST/XV light bulbs are identical to H13 in terms of both technical specifications and application. If you decided to replace your H13 bulbs with 9008 or H13ST/XV, you wouldn't have to make any changes to your car's lighting system.
In order to uncover whether the bulbs are interchangeable, drivers have to check the following parameters:
- The size of the base which is identical in all three cases and, consequently, the socket in which the bulb is placed;
- The voltage must be 12V in all three types of bulbs;
- The wattage which is 55W for H13, 9008, and H13ST/XV.
If you're still unsure whether you can replace your current bulbs with 9008 or H13ST/XV, consult your car's owner manual or reach out to the manufacturer. They will be able to advise you on the most suitable light bulbs for your car model.
What Is The Difference Between H11 and H13?
H11 and H13 are two types of tool steels that we have previously discussed. The chemical composition of H11 is less vanadium than the widely used H13 hot work tool steel. This results in greater toughness, with some reduction in wear resistance and tamper resistance, for H11 alloys. You can use H11 for hot forging dies, coining dies, drawing or heading dies, thread rolling dies, and cold punching dies.
H13 is widely used for aluminum and zinc die casting, as well as plastic injection molding. The high vanadium content results in H13 being one of the hardest and toughest tool steels available. This alloy has excellent resistance to abrasion and erosion, as well as thermal fatigue cracking. You can use H13 for hot work applications such as forging, pressing, extrusion and die casting.
Overall, H13 is a great light bulb for automotive purposes. It is bright but not too bright, and it has a long lifespan. If you are looking for a replacement bulb for your car, the H13 is a great option.