Car Bulbs

Most of us have needed a car bulb replacing from time to time, whether that’s a headlamp, tail light, indicator or reversing light. You can take the car to the dealership to get the problem sorted, but that often means paying over inflated prices. Halfords are a better option, and they’ll almost certainly fit it for you too for a fee, but there is a cheaper way – buy it online and fit it yourself.

In this section we’ve got links to buy new bulbs from Amazon. All you need to do is look up the bulb you need in the car manual if you don’t already know what it is, then find it in the list below, or use the search box.

Car Bulb Sockets

Let’s firstly take a look at the bulbs available by socket type. Just as in the home you’ll get different bayonet and screw fittings, or perhaps GU10s for spotlights, car have their own varieties.

IgnitionLine H1 Headlight Bulbs 448 12V 55W Halogen Headlamp Head Light Fog Dip Beam Car Bulbs 1 Pin P14.5s (Pack Of 2) large image

H1 Socket Bulbs

Check out the range of H1 bulbs.

Philips 12342XV+S2 Philips X-tremeVision halogen headlamp H4 12342 XV+ 12V 60/55W P43T S2 +130% more light 45m longer beam, Set of 2 large image

H4 Socket Bulbs

Here’s the H4 bulb selection.


There are several types of bulbs, broadly breaking down into three groups:

  1. LED
  2. Halogen
  3. Xenon

Each serve a slightly different purpose, so read a little more about each if you’re unsure what you need.


There are a huge number of manufacturers supplying vehicle light bulbs, ranging from well known to the more obscure names. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular choices, along with a few details to help you understand their ranges.

  1. Philips
  2. OSRAM
  3. IgnitionLine
  4. AA
  5. Eurolec
  6. Mintice
  7. Simply
  8. Eurolites
  10. Xtremeauto