Nov 18, 2020

Philips new generation RacingVision GT200

The new Philips RacingVision GT200 with up +200% brighter lights, has been awarded coveted “Recommended Buy” status by the magazine.
The new Philips RacingVision GT200 with up +200% brighter lights, has been awarded coveted “Recommended Buy” status by the magazine.

Recommended Buy: Auto Express Bulb mega test

Suresnes, France – November 2020 – Philips automotive lighting bulbs have always fared well in the UK’s premier annual bulb test, and, only weeks after its introduction, the new Philips RacingVision GT200 – with up +200%1 brighter lights – has been awarded coveted “Recommended Buy” status by the magazine.

Up to 200% brighter lights for a safe drive!

In awarding the Philips RacingVision GT200 this status, Auto Express, wrote, “Philips [automotive lighting] leads halogen bulb development and now offers this plus 200 percent lamp.”

Indeed, the Philips brand has introduced almost every major innovation in automotive lighting over the last fifty years – halogen and then high-performance halogen bulbs, HID Xenon lighting, long-life halogen and LED lighting. Therefore, when a new bulb is introduced, which further pushes the boundaries of automotive lighting, it is not unexpected for it to have the Philips brand attached to it.

The highest performer in our portfolio, Philips RacingVision GT200 delivers the super-bright visibility of a rally bulb in a format drivers can use on public roads. The optimized bulb design provides higher luminance for a better view of the road ahead, giving drivers a safer, more exciting drive. With its ultra-performance beam reaching a full 80 meters further than the minimum length2, Philips RacingVision GT200 lets you see more of the road ahead, spot potential hazards sooner, react faster and position your car more accurately on the road. It all adds up to a safer, more satisfying driving experience.

Fully road-legal for an enjoyable drive.

New production techniques for Diamond Precision quartz glass have been used to ensure more light output within the regulation limits, guaranteeing a sharp cut-off line as well as a brighter sweet spot to give more brightness where it counts. Also, quartz glass means greater resistance to thermal shocks to protect the bulb’s lifespan, while enhanced UV absorption protects the car’s headlight optics.

“Our Philips RacingVision GT200 headlight bulbs are ECE homologated, approved for use on public roads. Performance-oriented drivers enjoy a bright, vibrant and street-legal bulb compliant with relevant regulations,” says Richard Armstrong, Business Development Manager Automotive – UK and Ireland at Lumileds.

“The Auto Express Bulb test is hugely respected in the UK and to have won Recommended Buy status so soon after its launch is a great endorsement of the bulb,” he added “It the most powerful road-legal halogen bulb from our portfolio, offering the super-bright visibility of a rally bulb in a format that can be used on public roads. It all adds up to a safer, more satisfying driving experience.”

Renowned quality and enhanced safety
Technologically advanced Philips lighting is renowned in the automotive industry, and has been for over 100 years. The Philips Original Equipment Quality products are designed and developed following strict quality control processes (including applicable ISO norms), leading to consistently high production standards. Philips RacingVision GT200 is compatible with car models of major brands, such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota and Volkswagen. See the product selector guide for more information.

Philips RacingVision GT200 is available in the most common headlight bulb types, H4 and H7. They succeed our previous award-winning top-performance range, Philips RacingVision. To find out more:

As a leading lighting solutions company for the automotive industry, Lumileds is licensed to use the Philips brand for its automotive lighting and accessories product portfolio.


1. Brightness compared to the legal minimum standard.
2. Additional safety distance compared beam length to a derived minimum after ECE regulation, based on 1 Lux. The farthest distance from the car.


For further information about Automotive Aftermarket, 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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