How many lumens are in a car headlight?

Some headlights look brighter than others. I feel like my headlights are dull and I want to make sure I have the right ones. How many lumens are in a car headlight?

Good question! Most halogen car headlights have a 700-lumen low-beam bulb, while high beams can be as bright as 1,200 lumens.
The brightness of your specific headlight also depends on the type of bulb. If your bulb is LED instead of halogen, it can be between 2,000 and 4,000 lumens. Make sure to consult your owner’s manual if you aren’t sure of the bulb type that fits your vehicle. Most manuals will list the size of a bulb rather than the brightness in lumens.
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 17, 2021

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