12 best lamps in fog lights

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

All modern cars are equipped with fog lights. Their task is to provide good illumination of the road in heavy fog or rainy nights. Replacing bulbs is required in two cases: if the filament burns out or the quality of the luminous flux has deteriorated. A wide range of lamps for fog lamps is presented in car dealerships in Russia. Our experts will help you make the right choice.

Recommendations for choosing lamps in fog lights

Basic replacement rule. When it's time to replace a burned out light bulb, experts advise motorists not to save money. Since the service life of the optics installed at the factory is approximately the same (the difference ranges from 1 day to 2 months), it is best to replace two lamps at once. The second reason for pair replacement will be a significant difference in the luminescence intensity of the new device and the old optics.

Durability of lamps. Some motorists complain about the short life of new lamps. But at the same time they forget to check the on-board network in their car. Experts consider the optimal voltage in the network at the level of 13.0-13.5 V. It is worth increasing the current by 5%, as the lamp life will sharply decrease (up to 40%). With a decrease in voltage, the service life will increase, but the brightness of the glow will decrease.

Lamp type. Today, different types of lamps can be installed in the fog lights of cars.

  1. Incandescent lamps have the lowest price, but the luminescence efficiency of many models does not meet modern requirements. They are less and less used in cars.
  2. Halogens are considered the most popular lighting devices in cars. Such lamps are installed on the conveyors of many car manufacturers. Its strengths are its affordable price and good road illumination.
  3. Xenon optics stand out for their beautiful light output. However, lamps are expensive, in addition, headlights need to be refined, which can be done by professional auto electricians.
  4. LEDs are increasingly attracting the attention of motorists. They are used as daytime running lights due to their low energy consumption. The market is dominated by Chinese products that are not of high quality. In addition, the cold glow of the LEDs in the fog lamps can cause fogging and freezing of the lens and reflector.

Car manufacturer recommendations. When choosing lamps for foglights, you should take into account the recommendations of the automaker. If he recommends using optics with a certain base and power, then you should buy a lamp with these requirements in mind. If the power is exceeded, the load on the wiring will increase, which poses the danger of damage to the on-board network.

We have selected 12 of the best fog lamps for our review. You can buy them at car dealerships in our country. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine relied on the opinions of experts, taking into account the reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best lamps in foglights

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best fog lamps with H11 base 1 OSRAM Night Breaker Laser H11 RUB 2 195
2 MTF-Light Aurum H11 RUB 1,070
3 Philips WhiteVision H11 1 295 rub.
4 Philips LongLife EcoVision H11 575 RUB
5 Narva Long Life H11 433 r
The best fog lamps with H8 base 1 OSRAM H8 35W PGJ19-1 + 150% Night Braker Laser 3900K RUB 2 620
2 KOITO H8 Whitebeam 4000K 12V 35W RUB 2,485
3 MTF Light Argentum H812V / 35W + 80% RUB 1,140
4 Hella H8 12V / 35W + 30% 362 r
The best fog lamps with H3 base 1 OSRAM H3 55W PK22s + 150% Night Braker Laser 3400K RUB 570
2 PHILIPS H3 Diamond Vision 5000K 12V 55W 775 RUB
3 BOSCH H3 Pure Light 12V 55W 140 RUB

The best fog lamps with H11 base

Many modern cars use H11 headlamps. They are installed in fog lamps and dipped headlights. A distinctive feature of lamps with H11 socket is their high power (55 W). The experts have selected several effective halogens.

OSRAM Night Breaker Laser H11

Rating: 4.9

OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER LASER H11

The renowned German manufacturer of automotive lamps OSRAM never ceases to amaze experts and consumers with its novelties. The bright Night Breaker Laser with H11 base produces a light beam that is 150% brighter than the minimum required. The manufacturer managed to achieve high luminescence efficiency due to innovative laser technology and a well-thought-out design of the filament. During testing, specialists determined that the emitted beam was 100-150 m longer than the reference light beam specified by the standard. The lamp becomes the winner in our review.

Domestic motorists have appreciated the quality of light that fog lights give out after installing a German halogen. They consider the high price to be the only drawback.

Advantages

  • bright light beam;
  • long range of glow;
  • long service life;
  • German quality.

disadvantages

  • high price.

MTF-Light Aurum H11

Rating: 4.8

MTF-Light Aurum H11

The South Korean manufacturer used innovative technologies to create the MTF-Light Aurum H11 lamp. The experts praised the two-layer interference coating, which gives the light beam a golden yellow color. Therefore, even in rain or fog, the road is well illuminated. The optics are equipped with a unique glass that absorbs ultraviolet radiation. This allows you to equip even powerful optics with plastic elements. The lamps are made with high quality, there are no problems with replacement even for novice drivers. The model is inferior to the leader of the review only in durability.

Russian car enthusiasts have noticed an improvement in lighting when driving in high humidity conditions. The users are satisfied with the affordable price. Only the service life leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • good lighting in bad weather;
  • innovative coating;
  • unique glass;
  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • short service life.

Philips WhiteVision H11

Rating: 4.7

PHILIPS WHITEVISION H11

Another lamp from Germany made it to the podium of our review. Halogen Philips WhiteVision H11 features bright light, thanks to which the illumination of the road is improved, as well as the appearance of the car becomes more impressive. Experts note the lack of fatigue after long driving in the dark. White light (3700K) perfectly reflects road signs and markings. The pluses of halogens include the high quality of materials and a long service life (up to 450 hours). However, in the rain, the road illumination deteriorates, which affects the final position of the model.

Consumers love the beautiful white light that mimics xenon. They also attribute good quality and durability to the advantages of halogens. Only the illumination in rainy autumn weather causes dissatisfaction.

Advantages

  • quality materials;
  • bright white light;
  • affordable price;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • poor lighting in rainy weather.

Philips LongLife EcoVision H11

Rating: 4.6

Philips LongLife EcoVision H11

Another Philips lamp was included in our review. The LongLife EcoVision H11 model has a number of advantages that experts have noticed. The optics have a bright powerful light, with a power of 55 W, the radiation intensity is 1350 lm, and the color temperature is 3100K. The yellow beam works great in rainy weather and heavy fog. The declared service life reaches 2000 hours. However, it is not recommended to use lamps as the main light source. The model ranks fourth in our review.

Domestic users like the German quality, powerful bright light beam, compact size. Of the shortcomings, thoughtfulness after switching on and yellowness of the luminous flux are noted.

Advantages

  • durability;
  • bright powerful light;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • compact size.

disadvantages

  • long start;
  • a lot of yellowness in the luminous flux.

Narva Long Life H11

Rating: 4.4

NARVA LONG LIFE H11

The German Narva Long Life H11 lamp is sold at the best price in our country. The manufacturer organized its production in Poland, thanks to which it was possible to achieve an acceptable cost with good quality. Experts note such advantages of the model as durability, driving safety even in adverse conditions. The fixture emits a yellow stream that breaks through a wall of fog or rain. Halogenka meets the requirements of international standards ISO and ECE. To prevent defect on store shelves, the company regularly tests lamps.

That is why it is rare to find criticism of workmanship in reviews. However, foglights are very sensitive to voltage drops in the on-board network.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • good lighting in rain and fog;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • afraid of voltage surges;
  • a lot of yellow.

The best fog lamps with H8 base

Bulbs with H8 base are made especially for fog lamps. Distinctive features of the model range are 12 V and 35 W. Some motorists prefer xenon effect lamps. Here are the best examples that are found on the Russian market.

OSRAM H8 35W PGJ19-1 + 150% Night Braker Laser 3900K

Rating: 4.9

OSRAM H8 35W PGJ19-1 + 150% Night Braker Laser 3900K

The new generation of OSRAM H8 35W PGJ19-1 + 150% Night Braker Laser 3900K lamps stands out from the competition by its high brightness. On tests, experts have confirmed a 150% increase in the intensity of the glow compared to the requirements of the standards. The German manufacturer had to use advanced laser technology to achieve increased light output, as well as to come up with a special structure of the filament. Thanks to the excellent visibility, the driver gets additional time to react to any change in the traffic situation. Halogenka gets gold in our review.

Russian motorists liked the German fog light, its bright light, record range and durability. The only disadvantage of the model is the high price.

Advantages

  • the brightness of the light beam;
  • range of action;
  • innovative technologies;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

KOITO H8 Whitebeam 4000K 12V 35W

Rating: 4.8

KOITO H8 Whitebeam 4000K 12V 35W

Japanese lamp KOITO H8 Whitebeam 4000K 12V 35W meets all the requirements of world standards. The optical device demonstrates a high luminous flux brightness and low power consumption. After testing, the experts came to the conclusion that the glow intensity of a 35-watt halogen corresponds to a 70-watt incandescent lamp. The model is similar in its parameters to xenon optics. The lamp is not inferior to the winner of the review and in reliability. But fakes appeared on the domestic market, due to which optics receive only silver.

Domestic users did not have any problems with connecting Japanese lamps; there is an improvement in road illumination in rain and fog. Not all drivers like the yellowish color, although it does resemble natural sunlight.

Advantages

  • high brightness;
  • economical energy consumption;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • there are fakes on the Russian market.

MTF Light Argentum H812V / 35W + 80%

Rating: 4.7

MTF Light Argentum H812V / 35W + 80%

The South Korean MTF Light Argentum H812V / 35W + 80% lamps have an optimal combination of price and quality. Experts have discovered a number of improvements in the updated optics. The manufacturer has managed to improve the efficiency of the filament, which has a beneficial effect on parameters such as light intensity and power. The range of the halogen beam has also increased, according to experts, this indicator has added about 10 m.As a result of improvements, the visibility of the road situation has improved, the lamps do not destroy the plastic parts of the headlights, since the bulk of the ultraviolet radiation is absorbed by glass and the unique coating of the reflector.

Domestic motorists speak flatteringly about reliability, resistance to vibration and high temperatures. Dim light becomes unusual for drivers.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • powerful luminous flux;
  • resistance to vibration.

disadvantages

  • dull light.

Hella H8 12V / 35W + 30%

Rating: 4.6

HELLA H8 12V / 35W + 30%

The German manufacturer Hella has developed a new range of H8 fog lamps. The company claims a 30 percent increase in light intensity. Experts consider the illumination of the road to be comfortable in different weather conditions. The color temperature of the halogen is 4000K at a power of 35 W. Fog lights perfectly pierce dense fog and a solid wall of rain, ensuring driving safety. The model stops one step away from the top three for low popularity in our country.

There are still few motorists in Russia who would have tested Hella H8 12V / 35W + 30% halogens. Some of them doubt the increased intensity by a third compared to standard optics.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • affordable price;
  • good illumination;
  • resistance to vibration.

disadvantages

  • no increase in luminous flux intensity was noticed.

The best fog lamps with H3 base

A fairly common type of fog lamps are halogens with an H3 base. They optimally combine high power (55 W) and affordable price. The wide range of products will also delight consumers. The experts liked three models.

OSRAM H3 55W PK22s + 150% Night Braker Laser 3400K

Rating: 4.9

OSRAM H3 55W PK22s + 150% Night Braker Laser 3400K

An innovative approach was taken by the German manufacturer OSRAM when creating a Night Braker Laser lamp with an H3 base. Thanks to laser technology, it was possible to produce a unique filament and apply a reflective coating. As a result, the fog lamp demonstrates a high luminous flux intensity. At 55W, the color temperature is 3400K. The experts liked not only the brightness of the lighting, but also the effectiveness of the fight against fog and fine autumn rain. For a pleasant white light and high quality workmanship, the model occupies the highest step of the pedestal.

Domestic consumers like the brightness of lighting, durability, resistance to vibration and temperature extremes. The only downside is the high price.

Advantages

  • pleasant white light;
  • high intensity;
  • vibration resistance;
  • quality workmanship.

disadvantages

  • high price.

PHILIPS H3 Diamond Vision 5000K 12V 55W

Rating: 4.8

PHILIPS H3 DIAMOND VISION 5000K 12V 55W

The PHILIPS H3 Diamond Vision 5000K 12V 55W lamps are a sea of ​​delight among users and experts. They emit a dazzling white light that makes the front view of the car spectacular. The blue coating of the bulb also makes the machine noticeable. The manufacturer installed quartz glass, which absorbs ultraviolet rays and is highly durable. Lamps can withstand temperature extremes and vibration. Fog lights illuminate courtyards best, ensuring the safest driving experience. But even at an affordable price, the model only ranks second in our review.

The position of the halogen is explained by consumer reviews. They admire the brightness of the lighting in the city, but resent the poor light on a wet country road.

Advantages

  • spectacular appearance;
  • affordable price;
  • resistance to temperature extremes;
  • excellent lighting of courtyard areas.

disadvantages

  • bad light outside the city.

BOSCH H3 Pure Light 12V 55W

Rating: 4.7

BOSCH H3 Pure Light 12V 55W

The most attractive price for fog lamps with H3 base is offered by the well-known German manufacturer BOSCH. The Pure Light 12V 55W model is manufactured in China, which explains the low cost. At the same time, halogens meet all the requirements of standards for luminous flux intensity. The color temperature of the light beam corresponds to 3200K, the road illumination has a yellowish appearance. The experts praised the performance of the optics in poor visibility conditions (rain and fog). The optimal balance of all characteristics allowed the lamp to receive the bronze of our review.

Motorists praise the German-Chinese foglights for an affordable price, good quality, reliability and durability. But the illumination of the road at night in rainy weather leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • good quality;
  • bright glow;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • poorly illuminates the road on a rainy night.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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