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.
Car headlights are an important design element and also affect driving safety at night. If you have broken head optics, repeaters of turns, or taillights, then replacement is required. Our experts have conducted research and prepared a rating of the best manufacturers of car headlights, which will save you from tedious searches. Having considered the characteristics, features and reviews, it will be easier for you to make a choice, and you will only have to choose the optics according to the car model.
Rating of the best manufacturers of car headlights
|Rating of the best manufacturers of car headlights||1||Hella||5.0|
In the first place in the rating of the best manufacturers of car headlights is the German company Hella. The company's headquarters are located in Lippstadt. The history of the brand begins in 1899, when a small group of people started making kerosene lamps. Now it is the largest manufacturer in Europe with over 40,000 employees. On the domestic German market, Hella is in the TOP-100 of the largest industrial companies. The company actively produces halogen, xenon and diode headlights for various European and Asian cars. In addition, the product includes a system of adaptive exit lighting when cornering, as well as automatic switching from low to high beam (AFS). Motorists in the reviews like that the headlights of this manufacturer are easy to install in the car and connect to the on-board network.
The manufacturer is placed by us in the rating of the best due to the high quality of the product. Its products are supplied to most automotive conveyors, therefore, this optics was originally installed in Mercedes, WV and other famous cars.
- General Motors' Best Supplier 2018
- ready-to-install technical solutions;
- easy to install and connect;
- wide range of designs.
- bright dipped beam, from which oncoming cars 'blink';
- high price;
- no head optics for 'classics'.
The second position of the rating is given to the German manufacturer Bosch. Although many perceive the company as a supplier of power tools, the firm actively manufactures parts for the automotive industry. The brand has a total of 5422 patents, some of which relate to lighting systems. The main task of the developers is to make energy efficient car lamps with bright light. Buyers in the reviews are glad that in Bosch headlights it is possible to replace glass separately, without buying a new reflector, lamp and housing. This is practical when everything is working properly, but an accidental stone damaged the lighting equipment. Even the fog lamps have a beam adjustment to adjust the lighting to the desired area for the driver.
In our opinion, the manufacturer should be in the rating, since it produces high-quality headlights for our domestic cars 'VAZ', 'GAZ', 'UAZ' and others. On the 'Priora', 2113 and similar modifications, you can buy headlights as an assembly, or separately each element. If you are the owner of automotive products and a fan of high-quality optics, then Bosch products are ideal.
- a large selection of additional brake lights (long, short);
- head light options with white and yellow repeater;
- there are universal fog lights for all types of cars;
- manufactures headlights for most car brands.
- high price;
- “foglights” can be included without fasteners (you will have to select and buy separately);
- some of the goods are produced in China to reduce the cost.
The French manufacturer of car headlights Valeo entered the top three in the rating. The company was founded in 1923 and is now headquartered in Paris. The company is engaged in the manufacture of auto parts and components. In total, the manufacturer has 143 factories in 20 countries of the world. The firm's clients are BMW, General Motors, Ford. Drivers in the reviews like the soft headlights of this manufacturer. Many people point out that original lenses for French car brands have better light than they were on a car from the factory. The catalog contains interesting options for lighting technology with a combination of transparent and tinted glass, which serves as an additional tuning.
Our experts included this manufacturer in the rating of the best, both because of the high quality of car headlights and because of the reliable packaging. Each product is wrapped in several layers of airborne polyethylene and placed in a wooden box. This is relevant if you plan to order them via the Internet and have to transport goods from another city.
- strong glass for head lighting;
- long length of a light beam of a high beam;
- good road lighting;
- soft rays don't 'hit' other drivers' eyes.
- not suitable for all brands of cars – installation through adapters is required;
- high price;
- some of the lighting products are produced in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
The fourth in the ranking is the Taiwanese brand Depo. The manufacturer has been operating since 1977. The range of manufactured products includes: LKW headlights, 'foglights', front and rear lights, flashers, light tuning elements. There are proven and cheaper halogen optics as well as xenon and bi-xenon. The manufacturer keeps up with the times and is now actively engaged in LED lighting systems. The catalog contains headlights combined with 'smart' technologies that adapt to the environment. Based on customer reviews, the manufacturer is trusted as it is a regular supplier of headlights for the entire GM concern. They also have a clear luminous flux limit and the correct geometry to match the car brand.
We made the company one of the best because of the large section of tuned headlights. Here you can choose different tints for brake lights and even headlights. Inside the lens, additional diode paths of different colors are used to create the 'peephole' effect. The assortment allows you to select items for more than 70 car brands.
- have certificates ISO 9000, 9001, 14001;
- products are CAPA approved;
- regularly develop new items;
- wide range of tuning.
- the official website is in Thai and English only;
- if you keep the halogen on for a long time, then it becomes fragile;
- the light bulb mount in the headlight breaks;
- may turn yellow over time.
Another Taiwanese manufacturer, TYC, completes our rating. The company was founded in 1986 and supplied goods to the markets of South and North America, Europe and Australia. The catalog contains an extensive assortment of headlights – here you can find optics for both the old Opel and the new AUDI. The products are certified and meet international standards. Buyers in the reviews are satisfied that the headlights of this manufacturer are installed without problems – everything fits in the connectors and mounting holes. Drivers also share that the eyes from such headlights do not get tired even during long night trips.
Our experts included the manufacturer in the rating because of the reasonable price of lighting equipment. If you want to get good lighting and at the same time save money, then it is better to pay attention to the products of this company. The optimal price / quality ratio will help you kill two birds with one stone. It is also an excellent option for the pre-sale preparation of a car, which will help to increase the final cost of transport due to minor investments.
- large selection for car models;
- installs smoothly, all fasteners and connectors correspond to the factory ones;
- clear border of light on the stand;
- dense luminous flux.
- geometry is not always perfect;
- when replacing individual elements (reflector, glass), there is a high probability of gaps.
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.