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What is it?

Different lighting systems require different types of light bulb. Depending on the type and design of your vehicle's lighting system, it may use incandescent bulbs, gas discharge bulbs or the latest generation of LED bulbs.

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Vehicle light bulbs are designed and manufactured according to UNECE standards to ensure easy replacement. Replacement bulbs must function in a way that ensures your vehicle's lighting system will continue to satisfy legal requirements. 

UNECE standards apply to all types of vehicle light bulbs for external illumination.

Photometric values, and in particular luminous flux, power, luminance, colour temperature and UV emissions are important parameters to be respected in the design of a vehicle light bulb. For proper illumination and duration, for your own safety and for that of drivers coming in the opposite direction, always insist on original light bulbs distributed by Mopar®.

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Even a light bulb has a name

Even a light bulb has a name

Light bulbs have to be replaced with another of exactly the same type and power. But how do you know which is the right type?

Light bulbs have a technical name that identifies their type. This is normally printed on the bulb itself. Each type has specific voltage, power, luminous flux and duration characteristics as well as a specific type of fitting.

Vehicle light bulbs are designed and manufactured according to UNECE standards to ensure easy replacement. Replacement bulbs must function in a way that ensures your vehicle's lighting system will continue to satisfy legal requirements. UNECE standards apply to all types of vehicle light bulbs for external illumination.

Condensation or infiltration?

Condensation or infiltration?

In cold or damp climates, after a rain shower or after your vehicle has been washed, mist or condensation can form inside headlights or tail lights. This is a natural phenomenon due to the difference in temperature and humidity between the inside and the outside of the glass. It does not indicate a fault and does not compromise the normal functioning of your lights.  The mist disappears quickly when the lights are turned on, starting from the centre of the diffuser and extending progressively towards the edges.

On the other hand, the presence of large drops of water inside a light unit is indicative of infiltration. Have this problem dealt with by an Authorised Service Centre.

Daytime running lights

Daytime running lights

Almost a decade has passed since it became obligatory to use headlights even during the day. In this time it has been demonstrated that the use of headlights in the daytime speeds up reaction times and helps prevent fatal accidents. Lights also help you estimate more accurately the distance between you and another vehicle and differentiate more easily between parked and moving vehicles.

Since 7 February 2011, all newly homologated vehicles sold within the European Community must be equipped with daytime running lights.

Daytime running lights (or DRLs) are front lights whose function is not so much to illuminate the road but to make the vehicle easily visible.

FIAT’s tips

When handling halogen bulbs, never touch the glass part.  If the glass of the bulb comes into contact with your fingers, the intensity of the light emitted will be reduced and the duration of the bulb may be reduced.

Halogen bulbs contain pressurised gas. Shards of glass may be projected if a bulb breaks. Always replace headlight bulbs in pairs to ensure uniform illumination.

Proper functioning and orientation of external lights are essential for driving safely and complying with the law. Changing a gas discharge bulb can be dangerous because of the high voltages involved.

For your own safety and to ensure correct functioning, always have gas discharge bulbs replaced by specialist personnel at an Authorised Fiat Service Centre.

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Self-diagnosis

Light bulbs are consumable products and must be replaced at the end of their life.

A light bulb's working life is the most important parameter in defining its reliability. Light bulbs are very sensitive to variations in voltage: a 1% change in applied voltage causes an opposite variation of 12-15% in lifespan. The effectiveness of light bulbs decreases over time as the filament becomes consumed, begins to evaporate and forms deposits on the inside of the glass. Dirty glass transmits less light.

Gas discharge bulbs have a useful lifetime of around 3 000 hours. After 6-8 years of use, they may have to be replaced in pairs.