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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Philips new generation RacingVision GT200 moves halogen headlamps to the next level

Date: Thursday 08 October 2020

The Philips name is synonymous with innovation in automotive lighting. Having introduced the world to the first +150 headlamp bulb, the brand has now broken new ground with a bulb that offers 200% more light than the industry standard bulb.

The Philips RacingVision headlamp took the automotive lighting world by storm when it was launched, winning multiple awards around the world and earning plaudits from those who used the new bulb, but now, RacingVision GT200 has arrived, moving the bar higher still for halogen car lighting.

RacingVision GT200 is up to 200% brighter than the industry standard, making it the most powerful road-legal halogen bulb yet produced - delivering the super-bright visibility of a rally bulb in a format that can be used on public roads. The new bulb’s performance makes driving even safer than its predecessor, giving an additional safety distance of up to 80 meters with the area of the road it illuminates on dipped beam, compared to the industry standard bulb. It lets drivers see more of the road ahead, spotting potential hazards sooner, reacting faster and positioning the car more accurately on the road. It all adds up to a safer, more satisfying driving experience.

RacingVision GT200 also boasts excellent lifetime for a bulb with such stellar performance. Users can expect as much as 250 hours for the H7 variant, rising to up to 400 hours for the RacingVision GT200 H4.

These advances are made possible thanks to a high luminance filament and a new coating on the glass. As with every Philips bulb, it is produced to extremely high standards, with precision welding and precise filament alignment, but the Racing Vision GT200 also features new Diamond Precision Quartz glass, which offers increased translucency for a brighter light on the road. As with the Quartz glass long-used on Philips Automotive headlamp bulbs, it helps protect the headlamp optic from UV damage. The new Diamond Precision Quartz also has increased pressure and shock resistance properties.

“This is a really exciting new product for us,” enthuses Richard Armstrong from Lumileds, who are the global licensees of Philips Automotive Lighting products. “RacingVision has long been the pace setter in top-end performance halogen bulbs, but the new RacingVision GT200 has really raised the bar to a completely new level.”

Renowned quality and enhanced safety
Technologically advanced Philips lighting is renowned in the automotive industry, and has been for over 100 years. The Philips Original Equipment Quality products are designed and developed following strict quality control processes (including applicable ISO norms), leading to consistently high production standards. Philips RacingVision GT200 is compatible with car models of major brands, such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota and Volkswagen. See the product selector guide for more information.

Philips RacingVision GT200 is available in the most common headlight bulb types, H4 and H7. They succeed the previous award-winning top-performance range, Philips RacingVision.

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