Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Lighting in cars is a very important attribute not only the appearance, but also the safety of the driver on the road. Besides standard operating rules are presented with mass requirements, the main of which is serviceability and cleanliness when driving in the dark or on darkened sections of roads.
Of course, the main role in lighting devices is assigned to lamps – without them, the headlights are just a beautiful trinket with a set of reflectors and deflectors. At the present stage, the main the emphasis is on the production of lamps with a base H7 and H1 – just under Such connectors are manufacturers and lay power wires. However, the market still has a large share of old cars that use light elements on the H4 base. It is due to prevalence cars with similar headlight connectors, the magazine ranked 16 of the best H4 lamps in five categories and categories. Basis customer ratings and staff conclusions were taken experts based on an independent integrated testing.
- Rating of the best lamps H4
- Best H4 standard brightness halogen bulbs
- Philips Crystal Vision H4
- Osram Original Line Allseason H4
- General Electric H4 (50440U)
- NARVA H4 STANDARD 48881
- Best H4 High-Efficiency Lamps
- Clearlight Night Laser Vision + 200% Light, base H4, 12V, 60 / 55W
- PHILIPS H4 3700K X-TREME VISION + 130%
- Mitsumoro + 130%
- Osram Night Breaker Laser (+ 130%) H4
- Bosch H4 Gigalight + 120%, 12V, 60 / 55W
- Best Long Life H4 Bulbs
- Osram Ultra Life H4
- Philips LongLife EcoVision H4
- Bosch Longlife Daytime H4
- Best H4 Xenon Halogen Bulbs
- Koito Whitebeam H4
- Bosch Xenon Silver H4
- Best H4 Metal Halide Lamps
- SVS H4 4300K
- Clearlight H4 4300K Standart
Rating of the best lamps H4
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best H4 standard brightness halogen bulbs||1||Philips Crystal Vision H4||1,115 rubles|
|2||Osram Original Line Allseason H4||350 rub|
|3||General Electric H4 (50440U)||990 rub|
|4||NARVA H4 STANDARD 48881||135 rub|
|Best H4 High-Efficiency Lamps||1||Clearlight Night Laser Vision + 200% Light, base H4, 12V, 60 / 55W||840 rub|
|2||PHILIPS H4 3700K X-TREME VISION + 130%||1 090 rub.|
|3||Mitsumoro + 130%||–|
|4||Osram Night Breaker Laser (+ 130%) H4||1 650 rub.|
|5||Bosch H4 Gigalight + 120%, 12V, 60 / 55W||1 060 rub.|
|Best Long Life H4 Bulbs||1||Osram Ultra Life H4||535 rub|
|2||Philips LongLife EcoVision H4||305 rub|
|3||Bosch Longlife Daytime H4||266 rub|
|Best H4 Xenon Halogen Bulbs||1||Koito Whitebeam H4||1 535 rub.|
|2||Bosch Xenon Silver H4||1 105 rub.|
|Best metal halide lamps||1||SVS H4 4300K||1 900 rub.|
|2||Clearlight H4 4300K Standart||550 rub|
Best H4 standard brightness halogen bulbs
Philips Crystal Vision H4
The first line of the rating goes to Philips halogen lamp Crystal Vision, in the view of many – the most reliable and durable model, the resource of which is more than 500 hours. Supplied as standard in pairs with capacities 55 and 60 W, as they say, to your taste. Successful selection of white warmth 4300 K and an intensity of 1100 lm allows you to achieve very good, long-range light – especially in the far light, where the results superior to Osram, and General Electric, and the classic NARVA.
For low beam headlights Philips Crystal Vision H4 gives up a bit, maintaining approximate equality with the main competitors. Range of illumination of objects on the road is clearly not on altitude, but distraction, and even with fine tuning, allows you to draw the contours of all potholes and unevenness of the canvas, as well as “cling” to the side of the road. If you look at the kit in terms of operability, it is, in fact, ideal for its class. However, if you add a price here, then the uniqueness of superiority gradually leveled.
- more than 500 hours of service;
- excellent high beam;
- optimal balance of glow temperature and intensity luminous flux;
- first choice of experts.
- high price per set.
Osram Original Line Allseason H4
Many distinguish Osram Original Line Allseason as the most “strangled” lamp to work with high beam headlights, they say, from range parameters and accuracy manufacturers made a choice in favor the second. It seems to be right, because on cars with high headlamps and proper user adjustment turns out quite even thumbs up. Doesn’t spoil the impression and yellowish light, whose temperature is 3000 K.
The strongest component of the Osram Original Line Allseason is the work in the low light. Gorgeous black and white border comfortable for the eyes even at twilight distraction allow you to competently maneuver among bumps and defects roadbed. The joke is that with much more significant performance indicators, the cost of one such lamp is commensurate with cost of previous competitors represented by General Electric and NARVA. The resource ranges from 350-400 hours, and this also goes to the model for good.
- low purchase price;
- rather high working resource: 350-400 hours;
- minimum risk of blinding oncoming car drivers;
- excellent dipped beam.
- inefficient high beam.
General Electric H4 (50440U)
On the line above is a lamp from not the most popular companies in Russia, very similar to the standard model with a base H4 from NARVA. The cost level of both lamps is approximately the same: in the light recent systematic increase in product prices there is complete equality. Light temperature is also at: it’s dull white 3200 K, not the most suitable for an impressive work headlights on the far. However, General Electric 50440U tries his best: increased light intensity (1000-1100 lm) provides good contouring and clear difference in black and white border. Not to say that the high beams on these ideal for lamps, but better than on NARVA STANDARD 48881.
The main emphasis in the operation of this model of lamps should be done on the dipped headlights, because the balance of technical characteristics allows you to achieve a bright and concentrated light stream. The only annoying minus of General Electric 50440U is reduced work resource: it hardly reaches 300 hours if Believe most independent sources.
- optimal light intensity;
- low purchase price;
- acceptable low beam headlights.
- low work resource.
NARVA H4 STANDARD 48881
German halogen from NARVA in the standard form is the most a favorite lamp of consumers – a factor of low prices and bad operational performance led to high market demand. The excitement has not subsided so far: it does not stop lovers budget repair nor meager white (glow temperature is 3200 K), nor the flow intensity, according to the sensations, is not exceeding 900 lm.
On the road in the dipped beam mode NARVA H4 STANDARD 48881 shows almost the same results as the leader – Philips Crystal Vision. Drawing contours of any unevenness of the canvas commensurate, as well as the range of their flashing. But it only costs switch to the main beam headlights… and parity as it never happened. IN night time weak balance of intensity and brightness of white gives a heavy load on the eyes, but at dusk it comes the moment of absolute monotony of what is happening on the road. Cost cost, but the characteristics allow you to effectively use this a lamp only in the evening or for a short time at night – in otherwise everything is at your own peril and risk.
- very low price (150 rubles per lamp);
- good dipped beam (no worse than the leader of the rating);
- stability of work until the limit state.
- poor balance of light temperature and nominal intensity flow;
- not the best high beam headlights in picking these lamps.
Best H4 High-Efficiency Lamps
Clearlight Night Laser Vision + 200% Light, base H4, 12V, 60 / 55W
All the charm of these lamps is far from increased light output, as is commonly believed and what many hope users. Their real value lies in the emission of white light – namely white, without any interspersed yellowness and accompanying shades. On long trips through unlit they do not contribute to severe eye fatigue on the roads: in this both Philips and Osram lag significantly behind.
And now let’s go through the factor for which this rating category and started. Absolute Illiquid, Clearlight Night Laser Vision adds 200 more to standard light output percent is the brightness limit, the maximum allowed for use on public roads. They cost significantly more expensive than competitors, but at the same time they have indicators, inaccessible to these. Of course, in any set of positive factors can isolate the shortcomings. Here is one, and It consists in problems with the duration of operation. According to user reviews, it can be one full season, and few months. Therefore, whether the game is worth the candle – only decide you.
- the highest value of the light output of the permissible;
- clear black and white section;
- extremely powerful high beam – comparable to good LED bulbs;
- Excellent roadside lighting when driving in low beams.
- there are problems with the stability of operation.
PHILIPS H4 3700K X-TREME VISION + 130%
At a distance of a small step from the leadership in the ranking Philips halogen lamp stopped showing 130 percent increase in brightness relative to standard samples. Only the incredible (in every sense) could beat this record. development from Clearlight, in which against this background is observed small problems with the operational resource.
At an early stage of release, the X-TREME VISION also came across the problem of limited time of use. Many users complained that the lamps are hardly enough for one season, and the fact that lived and exploited well in a warm climate, could not stand cold. In current realities, the lamps quietly roll back several seasons, giving out a stable luminous flux with good distribution on the side of the road and directly on the road. Contours from the glow are obtained clear, and the main beam can be correlated with LED medium power lights.
- the period of operation can last from 2 seasons;
- yellowish but comfortable light (temperature about 3700 K);
- very high light output.
- not found.
Mitsumoro + 130%
Budget and extremely liquid goods in the retail market, shipped straight from Japan. The cost of one Mitsumoro lamp with H4 base is about 380-420 rubles, depending on region – this is the lowest indicator of all representatives of this categories. It would seem that somewhere there is a catch, carefully disguised as a completely civilian-looking product … but it is not. The sample shines better than standard bulbs, and honestly fulfills several seasons without an apparent drawdown.
The only nuance to which you can make a complaint lies in the temperature of the emitted glow. According to the official it is 3900 K, but in reality it can be 300 K below. That is, there is yellowness, from which, with prolonged ride in the dark, elementary eyes get tired. As for review, then under the influence of light bulbs fall curbs (but this mostly diffused light, barely outlining the contours), but the main stream (approximately 80%) is directed to the road.
- very cheap samples;
- lack of problems with durability of use;
- acceptable distribution of directional light flux.
- a yellowish tint contributes to eye fatigue.
Osram Night Breaker Laser (+ 130%) H4
Although conceptually the Osram Night Breaker Laser is similar on the Bosch H4 Gigalight, many of the disadvantages of a competitive model here simply no. Yes, 130 percent brightness is practically no different from 120 “Boshevsky”, but then give a more diffused light with an increase luminescence distances of an average of 40 meters. Everything else, 20 percent added and the glow temperature – here it is 3900 K, almost devoid of yellow notes.
But the main plus of Osram Night Breaker Laser is Osram Consciousness and Honesty: Packing Information states that the life of one such lamp may be lower than standard halogens. The downside here is that they (in some strange way) do not always go well with headlights different types. As a result, opinions were divided equally on the net: these lamps alone scold, saying that standard samples are often give light better, while others, on the contrary, come out in their defense.
- a more diffuse stream of light directed not only to the road, but also on the sidelines;
- distance of range increased by 40 meters;
- acceptable price.
- resonant opinion about the quality of the supplied light. Ratio satisfied and dissatisfied: 50/50;
- reduced service life.
Bosch H4 Gigalight + 120%, 12V, 60 / 55W
The fifth place of the Bosch H4 Gigalight is due to two factors: firstly, promises, so famously the data on the package does not consistent with reality, and secondly, all this splendor It costs a lot of money, which is clearly (according to users) and not deserve it. But first, let’s talk about the pros. Focusing light in these bulbs, perhaps, can be considered one of the best in the segment in principle, the luminance range of both the near and the far headlight operating conditions are extremely high. Secondly, Gigalight will have to soul lovers ride in winter, as the light stands out very much on snowy background.
Now about the painful. No scattering due to focus and highlighting the shoulders is out of the question – regardless headlight settings only reflections from successfully dangling headlight reflectors, extending the field of view by no more than 10 centimeters on each side. The same nuance is negatively reflected and on the comfort of being on the road for oncoming traffic: even the dipped headlights are mistaken for the high beam, which is why problems with blinding drivers. In general, we conclude as follows: if the car is used only for off-road driving, such light bulbs fit perfectly. For driving on highways in it makes sense to use them only in cars with overstated headlights.
- high quality workmanship;
- extremely “long-range” model.
- extremely low scattering flux;
- problems with blinding drivers in the oncoming lane;
- high price.
Best Long Life H4 Bulbs
Osram Ultra Life H4
The main, and for many sufficient, advantage of Osram Ultra lamps Life H4 is a factor of low price – the manufacturer gave report that when you increase it to the level of competitors able to withstand any struggle. And so, everything seems to be natural: low cost is justified by performance “under become, “and a resource in 2000 hours.
Perhaps one of the most annoying factors in the operation of Osram Ultra Life H4 is the yellow light emitted – not only is it heavily loads the eyes, so the lamps also have to work on fairly old, often clouded headlights, which is why any exit on unlit tracks will be akin to wandering in the dark. No matter how unfortunate, but such lamps do not have a worthy alternative – either the working resource is low, or the glow does not hold water. Therefore give them third place and brand consumables for very neat ride within lighted roads.
- 2000 hours of working life;
- high quality architecture, sensitive only to voltage drops on-board network;
- quite low, for halogens with increased resource, price.
- yellow shade of light with reduced intensity;
- very capricious to permanent increase in tension.
Philips LongLife EcoVision H4
Earn first place in Philips LongLife EcoVision H4 managed solely due to the prevalence of retail – the Dutch manufacturer reacted to the process of equipping the market more serious than Bosch. As practice shows, the resource in the form of 3000 declared hours is ideal as a car driver with highlighted daytime running lights, and without them.
A slightly controversial decision was to lower the glow temperature Philips LongLife EcoVision H4 to yellow light: at dusk and in the absence of extraneous lighting, the eyes begin to get tired of him. Despite the increased working life, the dipped headlights have a tendency to loss of brightness, which is why after a third of the rolled potential begins to frankly surrender. However, such a problem characteristic of all halogens – the same Bosch Longlife Daytime has true, it takes place only after half working out mortgaged resource. But there are no complaints about the main beam: usually he lives to the end of operation, even without a hint of sitting down.
- reasonable level of cost;
- good light distribution;
- light intensity at a high level;
- about 3000 hours of the declared resource.
- the headlights give out yellowness – not the most pleasant for the eyes, especially at the time of diminishing output.
Bosch Longlife Daytime H4
Bosch Longlife Daytime H4 exactly repeats the success of similar H7 lamp base for high quality redundancy operability due to the presence of two tungsten filaments. The durability here is at the level of 3000 hours – exactly such the same model has a model from Philips, located a line above. In general, the second place of this lamp is deserved only a small prevalence in retail stores, and order from warehouses – The occupation is very long, but possible.
Excellent near and far road lighting performance headlights make Bosch Longlife Daytime H4 almost perfect purchase kit. Users note very comfortable white light (dull, but for halogens this is the norm), as well as willing adjustment for the light delivery model.
- optimal distribution of light in the far and near modes work;
- very high working resource;
- comfortable white light.
- very rare in retail – should be searched only in catalogs, on order.
Best H4 Xenon Halogen Bulbs
Koito Whitebeam H4
The main negative charge from Kioto lamps falls on packaging – due to the fact that the domestic user is not enough familiar with the writing of Asian states, spitting aside “Chinese garbage” is heard very often. Actually kioto Whitebeam are almost premium halogen Japanese-made lamps, for some reason ignoring Russian market regarding the translation of information on the label. So, for example, indicated by large numbers 125 / 135W – this is not nominal power, and the equivalent, which suggests that this lamp shines like a 135 W halogen light.
If you discard all translation problems, you may find that Koito Whitebeam H4 is one of the few products giving Adjusted luminous flux in both dipped and high beams. There are no gaps here: the flow distribution affects road, and part of the curb, as required by common sense. “Range” is high, but the flow does not blind oncoming drivers. Cost, as befits a good product, is high, but to durability is also attached to it – lamps are definitely not enough for more than one season.
- durability of work;
- light whose temperature is 3700 K;
- competent distribution of a light stream.
- extremely unfriendly to the domestic user packaging.
Bosch Xenon Silver H4
Xenon Silver H4 – a successful attempt by Bosch to create halogen with xenon effect, in which balance and accuracy characteristics of steel are higher than indicators of durability. For low price These lamps hide about 400 passport hours before burnout contacts, which completely eliminates the difference with a much more tenacious Model by Kioto.
We figured out the shortcomings, but what about the pluses? In this category you can enter a very high-quality selection and balancing light temperature – it is not only comfortable for eye, but also from set to set, except perhaps on some units (according to the standard giving out 4300 K). You can also note the excellent design study, due to which there are no obvious gaps in the flashing of the roadway and peripheral areas, as well as high “range” tied on the intensity of the directed light flux. Well and in the light absolutely unfriendly packaging of a competitive lamp, we note box oriented to the Russian market with the availability of information on in Russian. A trifle, but nice.
- excellent design for optimal distribution of low and high beam over the headlights;
- verified glow temperatures from set to set – amazing accuracy;
- low price per set in the market.
- low cost is leveled by a small working resource.
Best H4 Metal Halide Lamps
SVS H4 4300K
The first place in the rating goes to the SVS bi-xenon lamp on the base H4, which has one very interesting feature of manual tuning. It consists in the following: standard position in the socket allows you to achieve a strictly direct glow – the so-called mode maximum range. A slight clockwise rotation introduces adjustments to this intricate balance by slightly lowering the beam for obtaining a clear cut-off border.
There are other advantages of xenon lamps in the lamp, such as fast heating and reaching rated power, as well as leveled flicker effect. Glow temperature in them complies with accepted standards and is 4300 K – this natural white light. Despite the high build quality and how users say, long working life (about 800 hours), the SVS H4 lamp stands as a set of good halogens standard type. This is another plus in the piggy bank model and another competitive advantage.
- a unique method of setting the range of the glow;
- high intensity light beam;
- up to 800 hours of guaranteed operation;
- no flickering effect and quick warm up.
- not found.
Clearlight H4 4300K Standart
In essence, Clearlight H4 Standart is the exact equivalent SVS H4, light temperature and power rating which are identical to the competitor: 4300 K and 35 W, respectively. However, the difference lies in the subtleties of the settings when installed in the headlight: if an interesting “rotary” system is implemented in SVS balancing, then in Clearlight everything is tied to reflective the ability of the lenses and the location of the deflectors of the headlights themselves. Omit them below – we get clear contours and the drawing of the roadway. Raise above and enjoy the range of the glow, annoying when drivers of oncoming cars (to which we are by no means urge).
According to the implementation parameters, Clearlight H4 Standart is located on other than the main competitor in the rating. Build quality obviously higher, which is confirmed by both price and appearance. However, even in such a seemingly ideal system, one crept in very amazing feature. As practice shows, within one set, users occasionally come across lamps with different glow temperatures: from warm white with yellowish to natural white. This annoying nuance and became a barrier that did not allow this model to reach the position category leader.
- high build quality;
- satisfactory working resource (more than 800 hours);
- low load on the onboard network;
- great high beam.
- within the same set, lamps with different luminous temperature values (from 3900 to 4500 K).
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.