H1 Bulbs (Halogen, LED, Xenon) UK

H1 bulbs are one of the most popular bulb sizes for car headlights, high beam headlights and fog lights.


H1 Lamp Types

  • LED
  • Halogen
  • Xenon

Best H1 bulbs for cars in the UK

H1 LED bulbs

One of the most modern and popular bulbs on the market is the LED H1 bulb. In many modern cars, LED H1 bulbs are factory fitted instead of standard halogen bulbs.

LED H1 bulbs are slightly more expensive than halogen bulbs but the LED bulbs have a higher light intensity and colour temperature as well as a much longer life. LED H1 bulbs are usually installed in car fog lights.

  • Philips
  • Hikari
  • Cougar Motor
  • Katur

The H1 quality LED bulb is characterised by:

  • Colour temperature (5000-6000 K)
  • The brightness of light (5000 lm per bulb and more)
  • Power consumption (60W-80W)
  • A lifetime of the lamp (20,000 hours or more)
  • The brightness of the lamp

Halogen H1 bulbs

The most popular H1 bulbs are halogen bulbs, they have been around for a long time and are the standard light in most modern car headlights. Thanks to new technology, H1 halogen bulbs are constantly being improved.

It is the most common type of H1 headlight bulb in the UK and usually comes standard with cars and is not very expensive. Halogen H1 lamps are ignited by a filament of halogen and tungsten. These elements heat up and emit light without causing thermal damage to your vehicle. Halogen H1 bulbs can be used in the headlamps and high beam headlamps of vehicles in England as well as in fog lamps.

  • Philips
  • Bosch
  • Hella

The quality H1 halogen lamp is characterised by:

  • Colour temperature (3,000 – 4,500 K)
  • Brightness (1500 lm per lamp or more)
  • Power consumption (65W-80W)
  • A lifetime of the lamp (500 hours or more)
  • Lamp brightness

Xenon H1 bulbs

HID Xenon H1 lamps are more expensive than halogen H1 lamps but provide higher light intensity. Xenon H1 bulbs have an unusually bright white colour. Xenon H1 lamps generally provide brighter light than standard halogen lamps. In Xenon H1 lamps, the high intensity of light is created by the glow of xenon gas that is initiated by an arc discharge between two electrodes. A ballast is required to start and operate this lamp.


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