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Transform your ride with the bright white, high-tech look seen in today's high performance and luxury vehicles. For interior and exterior applications, Utlinon LEDs are a direct replacement for standard incandescent bulbs. The moment you turn on your Philips Ultinon LEDs, heads turn. Make a statement, get noticed
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What is the difference between Philips Ultinon LED and other LEDs?
Philips Ultinon LEDs have been engineered to provide the proper light beam focus demanded by automotive applications. Many other automotive LED lights use a large number of low output LEDs and hope that enough light gets to where it should be. Philips Ultinon LEDs employ a few, high-powered, automotive-grade LEDs, arranged so that their light output is focused in the same way that light output from a conventional filament-based bulb is focused by the reflector. Getting optimum beam output from an LED light is not based on the number of LED chips mounted on the device, but rather it’s about directing the light output where it needs to be: on the road.
What are the advantages of the Philips Ultinon LED’s unique design?
The unique shape of the Philips Ultinon LED signaling lights enable light to be directed into the reflector to maximize optical focus and beam shaping. This gives Philips Ultinon LEDs unmatched performance and a bright, legal beam. Other LED lights may have many more LED chips, but they don’t necessarily shine their light where it’s needed. In addition, due to their unique design, Philips Ultinon LEDs are extremely robust, shock- and moisture proof and capable of handling routine voltage surges without failure.
Which applications are available in the Philips Ultinon LED range?
The Philips Ultinon LED interior range covers dome lights, map lights, trunk, and glove compartment lights. The Philips Ultinon LED exterior range covers brake and taillights, back-up lights, side-markers, and license plate lights. Please see below overview for more details on applications, part numbers and interchanges:
How do I replace the incandescent bulb with a LED light? Is it difficult?
Philips Ultinon LEDs are direct replacements for conventional bulbs. Just follow the instructions on the package or contact us through Facebook if you need support from our Product team.
The LED does not light up after installation. How can I resolve this issue?
If your LED doesn't light up, it's likely that you need to ‘reverse the polarity’ by flipping the LED. LED bulbs work like batteries with a positive and negative polarity. If the LED does not light up, simply remove the LED, flip direction and reinstall as shown below:
1. Remove the LED from the socket
2. Flip the LED
3. Insert LED back into the socket. 4. Check to ensure the LED lights up
Why does this polarity issue occur with LEDs?
Regular incandescent bulbs can draw current in either direction, there are no ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ sides on the bulb. The bulb will work regardless of which direction it is inserted. LED bulbs, however, only draw current in one direction. So if the LEDs are inserted incorrectly, they will not work. The solution is to simply flip the LED.
My dashboard displays a bulb out message even though all lights are working. What should I do?
Some CAN-bus systems treat low power consumption from bulbs as a sign of a burned-out bulb, which causes a warning on the dashboard. Since LED bulbs consume much lower power than the original incandescent bulbs, they can trigger this warning in some vehicles. If your car has a dashboard error message after installing an LED light, you’ll want to install a Philips Ultinon LED CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA). Installing the Philips CEA in the circuit eliminates this problem. Installation takes only minutes and requires only a pair of pliers.
After installation of the LED, my car shows fast flash errors as if my light is out or broken. What should I do?
Error messages can appear because the LED bulb wattage is much lower than conventional bulbs, which can make some outage warning systems unable to detect the bulb. If your car shows fast flash after installing an LED light, you’ll want install a Philips Ultinon LED CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA). Installing the Philips CEA in the circuit eliminates this problem. Installation takes only minutes and requires only a pair of pliers.
After installation of the LED, my car does not start. What should I do?
After installation of LED bulbs, some cars may go into ‘limp home’ mode. The car's computer is looking for the resistor value of the incandescent bulb, but the LED has a different resistor value than the incandescent bulb. This difference in resistor values can cause car to go into ‘limp home’ mode, and the driver will usually receive a message that the car has a problem. Thankfully this happens rarely and the issue can be resolved. First, verify that the limp mode is being caused by the LEDs by replacing them with the incandescent bulbs. If the ‘limp home’ mode clears, it was most likely caused by the LED bulbs. This means that you’ll want install a Philips Ultinon LED CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA) to provide the resistor value that the vehicle computer expects to see.
Which CAN-bus warning canceller do I need: 5W or 21W?
The 5W CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA) is used for interior applications and license plate lighting. The 21W CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA) is used for exterior applications. Please see below chart for more information:
How do I install a CAN-bus warning canceller?
If your car has a dashboard error message, experiences fast flash, or goes in limp home mode after installing an LED bulb, you may need to install a Philips Ultinon LED CAN-bus Enabling Adapter (CEA). See the image below for installation instructions:
Do Philips Ultinon LED lights contain hazardous materials?
No, Philips Ultinon LED products fully comply with RoHS / REACH and do not contain hazardous materials.
Is it legal to use Philips Ultinon LED in the United States?
Yes, the Philips Ultinon LED range is first to market exterior LEDs as a direct replacement for exterior incandescent bulbs. The light output of Philips Ultinon LED lights is not only bright, but also creates a well-focused light beam on the road. Thanks to their beam pattern, Philips Ultinon LED lights are legal to use on the roads in the United States.
Why does "street-legal" matter?
Some LED lights appear to be bright, but they do not produce a well-focused beam of light when they are used in your vehicle. As a result, their light output is poor and even potentially dangerous - definitely not street legal. The light output of Philips Ultinon LED lights is not only bright, but also creates a well-focused light beam on the road. That is why ‘street-legal’ matters and why Philips made sure that the Philips Ultinon LED lights have a street-legal beam pattern.
How long will a Philips Ultinon LED last?
Philips Ultinon LEDs are all guaranteed to last at least 12 years. We back Philips Ultinon LEDs with our 8-year limited warranty.
Are Philips Ultinon LEDs environment friendly?
Yes, Philips Ultinon LEDs contributes to environment protection by:
Significant energy saving, consuming less overall resources, and emitting less CO₂
Fully compliant with RoHS / REACH, which means no hazardous materials that are harmful to the environment.
Long service lifetime which means elimination of unnecessary replacement related waste and system costs, while reducing overall resource consumption.
Can I save money by switching to LED?
Yes, Philips Ultinon LEDs have a 12+ year service life, which means you save the cost and hassle of frequent bulb replacements which on average occur every 1-3 years. In addition, a LED bulb uses substantially less energy (1W vs 20W) which translates into better gas mileage over the lifetime of the vehicle. Warranty Warranty
Replace your standard car lights with long-lasting Philips Ultinon LED lights. They are a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs and are resistant to extreme heat and high vibrations.
One look at their advanced design tells you these lights are like nothing you have seen before – Ultinon LED lights have been designed to outlast your car! And, they are backed by our 5-year limited warranty.
We are so confident in our Ultinon LED lights that we have backed them with the Philips 5-year limited warranty. Easy warranty registration in three steps:
Download our warranty registration form Mail it with a copy of your sales receipt to Philips Complete the form
Detailed information and the address can be found on the warranty registration form download. PHILIPS Limited Warranty:
Any Philips Ultinon LED light that fails as a result of a product defect in non-commercial application during the 8-year period after purchase is covered by the PHILIPS limited warranty. Register your product by mailing in this form within 30 days of purchase to benefit from our 8-year limited warranty. Jurisdictions in which warranty benefits cannot be conditioned on registration will automatically receive the 8-year limited warranty. Your statutory rights to non-defective goods remain unaffected. Terms & Conditions
Philips Automotive North America warrants each new Philips Ultinon LED light against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of eight years from the date of purchase, and agrees to replace any defective product without charge. Important: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product or subjecting the product to any but the specified voltage. To exercise your rights under this warranty, you must provide proof of purchase in the form of a sales receipt or your submitted warranty form that shows the product name or part number and the date of purchase. It is suggested that for your protection you return shipments of product by insured mail, insurance prepaid. Note: No other warranty, written or oral is authorized by Philips Automotive North America. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion and limitations may not apply to you.
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