How To Find Out Type Of Headlights You Have

Vlada February 02 2022

What Type Of Headlights Do You Have?

There are different lights in every car that need different bulbs. For example, there are headlights, fog lights, brake lights, indicator lights, sidelights and interior lights.

There are also different fittings for the bulbs depending on the car. The fitting is the shape and size of the base of the bulb so it can fit in your car correctly.

We use light bulbs every day, but we usually take them for granted. But if they break and you need to buy a new bulb, there are three things that you should know first. First of all, find out the voltage of your bulb.

Same goes for the wattage and base. Once you have these three things figured out, look at the other information on your list: bulb shape, type, lumens (brightness), color temperature (warm or cool) and life time.

What Is Your Beam Pattern?

The color that your headlights make can help you know what kind of power they use. Halogen bulbs have a yellow color and last for about ten minutes before dying.

The lights can be white if the car has HID, but it will take about seven to 10 seconds for them to start working. Factory LEDs are always on and have a nice white light.

Still Stumped?

For the second option, you can go to your dealership and ask for help there. Go ahead and ask the dealer and say, "Just what kind of headlights do I have?" They'd be happy to help you out.

The other option you can do, as well, is to check your vehicle handbook and see if there's a VIN number in there or on the door jamb.

If someone tells you what they are after that or if you're confused about it all; by all means shoot us an email or give us a call. We know the language so we would be happy to help. Also in the search can help automotive bulb finder.

What If You Can't Find The Fitting Details For Your Car?

If your car is not in our database, you could use one of the methods described above to find the right bulb. You can contact your car manufacturer, look in your handbook, or use an automotive bulb finder.

In summary - once you know what fitting you need, all you have to do is search for it and pick the bulbs you want. Then place your order and you're all set.