H4 (9003, HB2) Xenon Bulbs

H4 Xenon Bulbs H4

Best Brightest H4 Xenon Bulbs

Do you have H4 Xenon Bulbs in your car and want to replace them with newer, brighter bulbs? We have created this manual especially for you. Our vast experience in the automotive field enables us to select for you the best H4 Xenon Bulbs on the market.

In this manual, we have listed all the most important characteristics that are used when choosing H4 Xenon Bulbs: the power of the H4 Xenon Bulbs emitter (W), Luminous flux of H4 Xenon Bulbs (Lumens), and color temperature of H4 Xenon Bulbs (Kelvin).

The H4 bulb is a traditional headlight option that has long been in constant demand in the motorist market. They are often installed in four-phase systems for headlights. Initially, h4 bulbs were installed only for dipped beams, sometimes for high beams. H4 Xenon bulb, the bulb is made of quartz refractory glass. H4 Xenon bulb is filled with an inert gas compounded with halogen vapor. They have a higher light output than incandescent bulbs.

H4 Xenon Bulbs Reviews

H4 Xenon Bulbs

H4 Xenon Bulbs

Best H4 Xenon Headlight Bulbs

 

Innovited AC HID bulb H4

Innovited H1 h4 bulb

Technical Details

  • Type of Bulb Xenon
  • Voltage 12 Volts
  • Wattage 55 watts

Xentec H4 Bulb

Xentec H4 Bulb

Technical Details

  • Type of Bulb Xenon
  • Voltage 12 Volts
  • Wattage 55 watts
  • Amperage 85 Amps

O-NEX XENON H4 HB2 HID Bulbs

O-NEX H1 h3 h4 bulb

Technical Details

  • Type of Bulb Xenon
  • Wattage 35 watts
  • Color temperatures up to 8000 K
  • Voltage 12 Volts

How to choose H4 Xenon Bulbs?

When choosing H4 Xenon Bulbs for the car, you need to consider the type and socket of the lamp, bulbs power, bulbs temperature, manufacturer brand, and lamp life.

An important parameter when choosing H4 Xenon Bulbs is the light emitted by the bulb.

How bright and high quality the H4 Xenon Bulbs will depend on several factors:

  1. Power of the H4 Xenon Bulbs emitter
  2. Luminous flux of H4 Xenon Bulbs
  3. Color temperature of H4 Xenon Bulbs
  4. H4 Xenon Bulbs light directionality

H4 Xenon Bulbs

Power of the H4 Xenon Bulbs

The power rating of the H4 Xenon Bulbs is measured in watts (W) and is specified in the bulb datasheet.

Luminous flux of H4 Xenon Bulbs

The luminous flux of H4 Xenon Bulbs is the brightness of the beam emitted by the source. The brightness of the light beam is usually measured in lumens.

The 5000-6000 lumens (low intensity) lamps illuminate the road more than 500 meters in a straight line and are suitable for most drivers. At 8000 lumens (medium intensity) the road is illuminated for 600-700 meters in a straight line. Lamps with 10 000 – 12 000 lumens (high intensity) illuminate the road almost as well as daylight.

H4 Bulbs Color Temperature

The color temperature of an H4 Xenon bulb is one of the most important characteristics that indicate the color emission of an automotive bulb. The luminous flux temperature is used to determine which color the lamp will glow.

The objective impression of the color of the H4 Xenon bulb is determined by the color temperature measured in Kelvin. The table of colors and temperatures of H4 lamps come in different colors from yellow (3000K – 4300K), white (5000K – 6000K), to blue and magenta (8000K and more).

Color Temperature Bulbs

The color temperature of H4 Xenon lamps is about 2,800K, this warm-yellowish light is most familiar to the eye (2700 to 3500K). Halogen lights used in fog lights or headlights are in the 3000K range. HID lights start at 3000K and can reach up to 10,000K. Newer LED lights can have a luminous flux of up to 12,000K.

Color Color Temperature Description
Yellow 3000 K Pure natural yellow light
White 4300 K Yellowish white light (dim white light)
Pure White 5000 K Pure white light (imitates natural light)
Crystal White 6000 K Pure white light with a small amount of blue
Light Blue 8000 K Bluish-white light with a higher percentage of blue
Blue 10 000 K Dark blue light bordering on violet.
Violet 12 000 K Dark purple saturated light

Directionality of H4 Xenon Bulbs

The need to adjust the H4 Xenon Bulbs most often arises during the replacement of the lamp or during the long-term operation of the vehicle.

Due to driving on rough roads and constant vibration the geometry of the car headlights is disturbed. This leads to misdirection of the light flux and the risk of creating an accident on the road. Therefore, after the purchase of H4 Xenon Bulbs, it is necessary to adjust the lamp. H4 Xenon Bulbs are adjusted in height and direction, separately for each headlight.

If a headlight bulb burns out, should you replace two bulbs or one?

If you only replace the burned-out H4 Xenon Bulbs, the second bulb will eventually fail as well. Over time, the brightness of the H4 Xenon Bulbs drops, and the color temperature increases. Therefore, H4 Xenon Bulbs should only be replaced in pairs. Otherwise, driving will be uncomfortable because the new bulb will shine brighter than the old one.

H4 Xenon Bulbs Buying Guide

When buying H4 Xenon Bulbs, you need to pay attention to the cost of the lamp, the manufacturer, as well as the life of the H4 Xenon Bulb.

H4 Xenon Bulbs Manufacturers

We recommend that you do not save money when buying H4 Xenon Bulbs and choose proven brands that have proven themselves in the work. The best brands of H4 bulbs for cars according to our editorial board are: Sylvania, Osram, Philips, Optilux Hella, Bosch.

Cost of H4 Xenon Bulbs

  • Up to 20 dollars: for this price you can buy good H4 Xenon Bulbs of little-known manufacturer
  • Up to $50: For this price, you can buy good H4 Xenon Bulbs from a well-known manufacturer
  • Up to $100: for this price, you can buy H4 Xenon Bulbs with improved brightness characteristics of the best lamp manufacturers

The lifespan of H4 Xenon Bulbs

A pretty important factor when choosing an H4 bulb is its lifespan. Choose H4 Xenon Bulbs that last longer than a year or two. This will save you from having to change H4 Xenon Bulbs very often and focus on the road.

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