|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.6 x 0.9 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||12972B1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||12972B1|
|Special Features||Wattage 55W, Voltage 12V, Base|
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Philips H7 Standard Halogen Headlight Bulb (Pack of 1)
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Took all of 2 minutes and I feel just a little bit better knowing she's got new bulbs in her car. Being able to see an extra 10 or 20 feet ahead of you at night can make all the difference in the world in accident avoidance.
At risk of making me look like an idiot, but for the benefit of someone else who is not super car-savvy:
Initially when I tried to change the bulb, the headlight wouldn't fit into the socket no matter what I did. Then I realized I was trying to change out the highbeam bulb... oops. When I replaced the correct lowbeam (regular headlight) bulb it fit just fine. There is a groove on the inside of the connector that insures that you can only replace a lowbeam with lowbeam (9006) and the same with highbeam (9005). So, even though I did this easily in the past, I guess I was having one of those moments. Only cost me an extra 10 minutes of bewilderment.
Also, never touch the bulb itself with your bare hands as oil residue left the halogen bulb will shorten the lifespan of the bulb.
Update July 2013: Bulb still works fine. The one bought from Kmart from a couple of years ago is also working.
First, let me say that the 9012 HIR2 bulb fits right into the 9006 socket with a slight tab modification. You can learn more about it by searching the web, but the mod takes about 10 seconds per bulb. The bases of the two types are interchangeable, so it's truly plug and play. One thing to note about the 9012 HIR2's is that they don't have a blacked out tip like the 9006. So, before you order these, make sure your vehicle has a glare shield for the low beam lights. Otherwise, you'll just end up blinding people with the glare.
On paper, these bulbs look great compared to stock 9006 bulbs. 1850 lumens vs. 1000 stock, 3500k color vs. 3100 stock and these are rated at 1400 hours vs. anywhere between 700 and 1000 stock. These specifications are far superior to ANY stock or aftermarket 9006 bulb. And, when you buy the Philips 9012 HIR2 here on Amazon, they're far less expensive than at other sites, and less expensive than lesser bulbs like the Sylvania Silverstars.
So, how do they work in real world driving situations? Two words: they're amazing! My stock 9006 bulbs provided about 2-3 seconds of light ahead of my truck while the 9012's provide at least double that...critical time when you're trying to spot deer.Read more ›
Edit: 1/3/14. Less than a year and one of the bulbs has failed. I will probably order one more and cross my fingers. -1 star for now.
Edit: 5/12/15. One of my original replacement bulbs is still going strong, and the "second" replacement is still in good shape so it's possible I just got a bad bulb.
Edit: 7/23/15. Had to replace another one. Three bulbs in approximately 18 months so it doesn't look like it was just "one bad bulb". They're cheap, you'll have to decide if they're cheap enough to replace them every year to a year and a half.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect replacement bulb for my e46 BMW. Can not beat the price when comparing to local part stores. Same color / appearance as the OEM bulbs from the dealer.Published 4 days ago by The Watcher
1 of the bulbs lasted 6 weeks. I wear disposable gloves when installing and didnt introduce contaminates on it.Published 7 days ago by Al R.
What's there to say it's a headlight bulb, it fits, it works, and it wasn't too expensivePublished 7 days ago by Ed G.