Philips RacingVision GT200 – the top of the line performance bulb in the Philips automotive lighting range, with its up to +200 per cent brighter light than industry standard – has once again been awarded the “Recommended Buy” status by Auto Express in its annual bulb mega-test.
In awarding the Philips RacingVision GT200 this status, Auto Express reported that the bulb had scored highest for both the widest usable beam of light and for producing the brightest spot of light for the road ahead.
Auto Express also acknowledged that Philips products have “pioneered technological advances” in the automotive lighting sector.
As the top performer in Lumileds’ portfolio of Philips Halogen upgrade bulbs, the RacingVision GT200 delivers the super-bright visibility of a rally bulb in a format drivers can safely and legally use on public roads.
The optimised bulb design of the RacingVision GT200 provides higher luminance for a better view of the road ahead and, with its ultra-performance beam reaching a full 80 metres further than the minimum length.
It also allows those behind the wheel to spot potential hazards sooner, react faster and position their car more accurately on the road, according to Lumileds.
In addition, Diamond Precision quartz glass ensures more light output within the regulation limits. This guarantees a sharp cut-off line for the beam, so as not to dazzle oncoming drivers, as well as a brighter sweet spot to give more brightness where it counts.
Quartz glass also gives greater thermal shock resistance, protecting the bulb’s lifespan, while enhanced UV absorption protects the car’s headlight optic.
Richard Armstrong, business development manager automotive – UK and Ireland at Lumileds said: “Our Philips RacingVision GT200 headlight bulbs are ECE homologated and are fully road legal. Correctly fitted, it means that performance-oriented drivers can enjoy a bright, vibrant and street-legal bulb which will offer class leading breadth of beam and brightness on the road ahead – and crucially, without exposing oncoming motorists to excessive glare.
“Auto Express’ tests are the benchmark in the UK and to have won Recommended Buy status again is further testament to RacingVision GT200’s enduring quality.”
The Philips RacingVision GT200 is compatible with car models of major brands, such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota and Volkswagen. It is available in the most common headlight bulb types, H4 and H7.