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    Ultinon Essential LED 

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    Stand out from the crowd

    All-new Philips Ultinon Essential LED provides the best value for your money. It comes in a compact all-in-one design featuring powerful brightness, stylish looks, dual heat-dissipation technology and with 12V and 24V compatibility.


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    Effective heat dissipation

    Thanks to the dual heat-dissipation mechanism - built-in fan and an aluminum heat sink - these LED headlight bulbs disperse heat more effectively and efficiently.  They perform at their highest level of brightness for a longer period of time.

    Improved visibility

    The uniform, accurate beam pattern lets you see and be seen more clearly. Not only will you be able to spot obstacles faster and drive with more confidence, you'll avoid blinding other drivers with dangerous glare, making everyone safer on the road.

    Compact all in one design

    Philips Ultinon Essential LED uses a brand-new bulb design that integrates the driver-box electronics into the body, allowing more space for the bulb in the headlamp and making fitting easy.
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    Additional features

    6500 Kelvin

    Up to 6,500 Kelvin

    With a color temperature of up to 6,500 Kelvin, these bulbs project a modern white light so you can always stand out from the crowd with a stylish beam.

    12V and 24V compatibility

    12V and 24V compatibility

    A perfect fit for a wide range of vehicles. These LEDs are compatible with both 12V and 24V electrical systems.

    Compatibility with most cars

    Compatibility with most cars

    Optional Philips LED connector rings ensure that they fit the largest selection of car models, so you can buy Philips LEDs with peace of mind.

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    Halogen standard Ultinon Essential LED

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    Ultinon Essential LED

    Ultinon Essential LED

    Ultinon Pro5000 LED package

    Ultinon Pro5000 LED

    Ultinon Pro9000 LED package

    Ultinon Pro9000 LED



    Extra brightness

    Up to 160%*

    Up to 250%*

    Light colour

    Up to 3,200 K

    Up to 6,500 K

    Up to 5,800 K

    Up to 5,800 K


    Up to 600 hours

    Up to 1,500 hours

    Up to 3,000 hours

    Up to 5,000 hours


    2 years

    2 years

    2 years +1 extended warranty**

    2 years +3 extended warranty**

    Available in

    [≈H1], [≈H3], [≈H4], [≈H7], [≈H11], [≈H8/H11/H16], [≈HIR2],[≈HB3/HB4]

    [≈H1], [≈H3], [≈H4], [≈H7], [≈H11],[≈H8/H11/H16], [≈HIR2], [≈HB3/HB4]

    [≈H1], [≈H3], [≈H4], [≈H7], [≈H11],[≈H8/H11/H16], [≈HIR2], [≈HB3/HB4]

    ECE R37

    It is your own responsibility to ensure that the use of the LED retrofit lights complies with applicable local legal requirements

    * Apply to X-tremeUltinon LED-HL [≈H4], [≈H7] and LED-FOG [≈H8/H11/H16].
    ** Compared to the minimum legal standard for halogen bulbs. Up to +200% for X-tremeUltinon LED-HL [≈HB3/4], [≈H11], and LED-HL [≈HIR2] types.
    *** For extended warranty (+1 year/ +3 years) of your Philips headlight bulbs, please contact our call center to register them.

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    Ensure you buy the right connector ring and CANbus for your car model

    UE LED package

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    Automotive Support

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