Mar 7, 2022

First road-legal H7-LED retrofit headlight bulb in France

French drivers now can upgrade from halogen to road-legal LED retrofit lights
with the Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED

Suresnes, France – Lumileds today advances automotive lighting and improves road safety with the launch of the very first road-legal LED automotive headlight bulb in France: the Philips Ultinon Pro6001. Approval of the H7-LED type by the French public authorities means that drivers across the country can now legally and easily upgrade their headlights from halogen to Philips LED.

Safety proved by thorough testing

The homologation certificate TP LED 21072 for our Philips Ultinon Pro6001 LED-H7 was granted in accordance with the national regulation issued by the French authorities. It enables the use of LED retrofit bulbs in selected vehicle models[1]. This regulation aims to improve safety for public roads and road-users, providing strict criteria[2]  for the installation and performance of H7-LED bulbs in vehicles. A comprehensive and demanding test program confirmed the new Philips Ultinon Pro6001 LED-H7’s  advanced capabilities and safety, enabling homologation by the French authorities. French drivers must keep the certificate provided on the Philips website in the vehicle, at all times. Also, the sticker provided in the Philips pack should be stuck on the headlight unit, near in the engine compartment.

These premium Philips LED bulbs improve safety by boosting visibility and delivering a perfect beam pattern that illuminates the road ahead without dazzling other road-users.

Lumileds focus on innovation and safety is demonstrated once again with the launch of the Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED in France,” said Jacques Le Berre, Director Business Line Lamps & LED upgrades at Lumileds. “This follows the launch of our road-legal Philips Ultinon Pro6000 H7-LED in Germany last May. Lumileds has a strong track record of LED upgrades. We introduced the very first road-legal LED headlight bulb in South Korea in July 2020.”

Up to 230% brighter light for both performance and style

Once fitted, the Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED provides an exceptional up to 230% brighter light, compared to the minimum legal standard for halogen bulbs. Featuring Lumileds LUXEON Altilon LEDs, the Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED produces very high luminance.

Its cool white beam with a stylish color temperature of up to  5800 Kelvin – the same color temperature used by Original Equipment Manufacturers – provides a comfortable driving experience and reduces strain on the eyes.

The Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED also features greater durability with up to 3,000 hours’ lifetime. Advanced AirBoost technology and a built-in fan for active cooling contribute to long-lasting reliability.

Plug-and-play installation from best-in-class design

Drivers can now convert their halogen headlamps to the brighter, approved light of Philips Ultinon Pro6001 H7-LED on a selected range of car models[3]. In France – and throughout Europe – the H7 type is the most popular headlighting bulb used in vehicles.

Thanks to its brand-new, one-piece design, this bulb fits easily into existing headlamp units. Integrated electronics ensure a compact footprint, making installation easy for DIYers or mechanics even where space is tight – just plug and play.

For specific car models, we also feature Philips mechanical adapter rings and Philips LED CANbus for enhanced fit.

We continue to provide ever-increasing coverage of  the car marques and models available in France,” added Jacques Le Berre. “Drivers can find the updated list of compatible car models on our Philips automotive website.”

Renowned quality and enhanced safety

Technologically advanced Philips automotive lighting is renowned in the automotive industry, and has been for over 100 years. Philips Automotive Grade Quality products are designed and developed following strict quality-control processes, leading to consistently high production standards.

The Philips Ultinon Pro6001 LED range is available in the most common headlight bulb type, H7-LED.

To find out more, please visit:


[1] The full list of compatible car models is available at
[2] UNECE R112 applies for low beam function.
[3] The full list of compatible car models  can be found at


For further information, please contact:
Marine Carruelle
EMEA Marcom Manager Automotive Aftermarket
Tel: + 33 (0)7 87 94 57 16
E-mail: [email protected]



About Lumileds:

Lumileds is a global leader in OEM and aftermarket automotive lighting and accessories, camera flash for mobile devices, MicroLED, and light sources for general illumination, horticulture, and human-centric lighting. Our approximately 6,000 employees operate in over 30 countries and partner with our customers to deliver never before possible solutions for lighting, safety, and well-being. To learn more about our company and solution portfolios, please visit

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