Products!

Lots of lights, bulbs, and prices below. But first:


How do I buy?
Where's the shopping cart...?

There isn't one. Send me an email and I'll be happy to get your needs handled. Ordering isn't hard; I accept credit cards and PayPal.

Why do I do it this way? Because choosing automotive lighting devices and bulbs is a good bit more complex than it might seem, and a great deal more complex than some vendors would have you believe. Prewrap, one-for-all offerings generally don't give results as satisfactory as solutions specifically put together for your needs on your vehicles under your driving conditions. Often, the products you want because you've seen them, heard or read about them, are in fact not the ones that'll do the best job of accomplishing your actual lighting goals.

So, I've opted to carry on providing personal consultation for each and every order. Old-fashioned and a little slower? Yep, especially if you're knowledgeable already. I appreciate that, and I really feel the reputation I've built up this way for customer satisfaction is worth it. So please feel free to send me an email
( dastern@torque.net )
and tell me how I may help you; I'll be happy to get your needs handled.


Important Notes

Legality: All products are sold and intended only for lawful, appropriate applications. Anybody selling headlamps who doesn't tell you this (and answer your questions about it) is not being honest.

Returns are accepted within 30 days of merchandise delivery only with prior approval, and only on unused, uninstalled items in original packaging. A restocking fee (20% within 20 days; 30% within 30 days) will apply, unless the return is due to an error on our part. Most special orders are non-returnable. Bulb returns cannot be accepted. If an item is received in damaged or faulty condition, please keep hold of all packaging and alert us immediately; we will work with you and the shipping carrier to make it right. Items returned as defective may be replaced or the appropriate refund may be issued, at our option.

• North America, like many other places, has right-hand traffic (RHT): all vehicles travel on the right-hand side of the road, no matter whether they are the usual left-hand drive (LHD, driver sits on the left side of the car) or right-hand drive (RHD, driver sits on the right side of the car). All low beam headlamps offered on this page are appropriate for use in right-hand traffic. Left-traffic headlamps are available by special order, for use in countries (and motorsports) where they are appropriate.

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Headlamps


Where did the Cibié headlamps go?

Cibié H4 and H1 headlamps were in production for many years, and the tooling (for the large and small round H4 lamps, in particular) was allowed to grow decrepit. Once the tooling wore out so completely that a plausible proportion of these lamps couldn't be squeaked past conformity-of-production testing, they were discontinued. It's a bit of a sad end to a storied brand, but don't fret: compared to the Cibiés even before their downward skid, the Koito large and small round H4/H1 lamps on this page are superior. The Koitos are more efficient (more light on the road), better focused (more useful distribution of light), and better-built (sturdier glass and metal materials, more careful build quality). The Cibié small rectangular H4 lamp is still the champion in that size and type, and will continue to be available for the foreseeable future. You'll find more detail below.

Koito headlamps
7 inch (ø 180mm) round


H4 high/low beam: $169/pair
Safety certification: U.N. (ECE) type-approved

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Koito H4 & H1 headlamps
5.75” (ø146 mm) round


H4 high/low beam: $168/pair
Safety certification: U.N. (ECE) type-approved

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H1 high beam (wider beam coverage): $169/pair
Safety certification: JIS type-approved

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H1 high beam (longer beam reach): $169/pair
Safety certification: U.N. (ECE) type-approved

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Cibié and Koito H4 and H1 headlamps
165 × 100 mm (6½” × 4”)


Cibié H4 high/low beam, with inbuilt parking light (the best replaceable-bulb headlamp ever made in this size—yes, they are in stock!): $189/pair
Safety certifications: U.N. (ECE) type-approved; SAE M certified

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H1 high beam (wider beam coverage): $179/pair
Safety certification: JIS type-approved

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H1 high beam (longer beam reach—highest peak intensity of any current-production high beam in this size): $198/pair
Safety certification: U.N. (ECE) type-approved

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Large rectangular headlamps
200mm × 142mm (7.9” × 5.5”)

Please contact me to discuss good options for headlamps in this size.

Relay Installation Kits
and harnesses

for headlamps and auxiliary lamps

Thin factory wiring starves bulbs!

Click here for more information.
These parts packs and custom-built harnesses help you feed full power to the headlamps for maximum nighttime seeing. Kits include high-grade parts to accept your own 10-12ga wire: 30-amp relays with dual output terminals, relay brackets and terminal blocks, terminals, extra-tough fused fuseholders and high-heat headlamp sockets. In almost all cases, the vehicle's factory wiring remains uncut.

Wire itself is not included with the parts kits. A wide selection of colours and lengths can easily be had from wire suppliers (or your local reputable-brand auto parts store); it's the hardware in these kits that is so hard to find in quality worth having.

Custom-built relay harnesses are built to order by a skilled master electrician using the same kinds of high-grade parts as supplied in the kits. The harnesses arrive ready to install on your specific vehicle, no assembly required.

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Headlamp Relay Installation Kits and harnesses


    Don't see what you need?
    Special kits and harnesses are no problem to provide for any legitimate lighting setup. Just send me an email, dastern@torque.net



  • KIT-RIK2
    Parts kit for two sealed beam or H4 lamps: $69

  • HARN-TK2
    Universal harness—works on any vehicle with a feed-switched headlamp circuit (ask me if you're not sure). Extremely nice quality at a super price: $89

  • HARN-RIK2
    Custom-built harness: $189

  • HARN-RIK2T
    Custom-built harness for Toyota-built vehicles: $199



  • KIT-RIK4
    Parts kit for four sealed beam or H4/H1 lamps: $99

  • HARN-RIK4
    Custom-built harness: $189

  • HARN-RIK4T
    Custom-built harness for Toyota-built vehicles: $199



  • KIT-RIKRAM
    parts kit to properly install improved Ram Sport
    twin-bulb headlamps in place of standard 1994-2002 one-bulb lamps: $109

  • HARN-RIKRAM
    Custom-built harness for 1994-1998 trucks: $189

  • HARN-RIKRAM-G
    Custom-built harness for 1998-2002 trucks: $189



  • KIT-RIKH1H1
    parts kit for 2- or 4-headlamp systems with four single-filament bulbs (Porsche 911 H1/H1 lamps, Cibié Biode, Marchal Amplilux, Hella BiFocal H1 low beam + parabolic H1 high beam, Cibié CSR, etc.): $109

  • HARN-RIKH1H1
    custom-built harness: $189




  • KIT-RIKHB1
    Parts kit for two 9004 lamps: $99

  • HARN-RIKHB1 Custom-built harness: $189



  • KIT-RIKHB34
    Parts kit for systems with 9005 high beam and 9006 low beam bulbs: $111

  • HARN-RIKHB34
    Custom-built harness: $189

  • KIT-RIKHB34H
    Parts kit for 9005-9006 systems as above except this one safely keeps low beams lit when high beams are on, for systems not originally so configured: $123

  • HARN-RIKHB34H
    Custom-built harness: $199



  • KIT-RIKHB33
    Parts kit for systems with 9005 bulbs for low and high beams (Lincoln Mark VIII, GMC Yukon Denali, etc.): $111

  • HARN-RIKHB33
    Custom-built harness: $189

  • KIT-RIKHB33H
    Parts kit as above except this one safely keeps low beams lit when high beams are on, for systems not originally so wired: $123

  • HARN-RIKHB33H
    Custom-built harness: $199



  • KIT-RIKHB5
    Parts kit for two 9007 lamps: $99

  • HARN-RIKHB5
    Custom-built harness: $189



  • KIT-RIKH4R
    Parts kit to properly install H4 or 9003 headlamps in place of 9004 or 9007 headlamps: $99

  • HARN-RIKH4R
    Custom-built harness: $189
    Nothing, including this kit or harness, lets you use H4 bulbs in lamps designed to accept 9004 or 9007 bulbs. That just doesn't (can't, won't) work.



  • KIT-RIK1
    Parts kit for one sealed beam or H4 lamp (Motorcycle): $49



Don't see what you need?
Custom kits and harnesses are no problem. Just send me an email, dastern@torque.net .



Auxiliary Lamp Harnesses and Relay Installation Kits

  • RIK-AUX Relay kit for custom installation of two fog or driving lamps, $49.

  • H87199 Universal heavy-duty relay harness for two fog or driving lamps. Very fine quality, includes illuminated toggle switch: $79.



Top-quality bulbs


For headlamps and auxiliary lamps.
Bulbs listed are 12v types.
6v and 24v types are available—please enquire.


First, a Note About "Plus" Bulbs:
"Plus+" bulbs (+50, +80, +110, etc) are standard-wattage items with higher filament luminance and tighter filament focus. They give better headlight performance than standard bulbs—longer seeing distance and broader beam coverage—with an attendant shorter bulb lifespan. They have totally or mostly colourless clear glass so all the filament's light reaches the road (some of these have a blue band near the tip; it does not reduce light reaching the road because of its placement). The small number of reputable makers in the world differ a little in how they test and label their bulbs—the bulbs called "+110" by Osram, "+120" by Tungsram, and "+130" by Philips are substantially alike as a class, though depending on the bulb type there may be a reason to prefer one over another; I am constantly testing bulbs to keep on top of (and keep stock of) the best ones.


H1 bulbs

These single-filament bulbs are for low-beam headlamps, high-beam headlamps, auxiliary fog and driving lamps. Fun facts: The H1 was the world's first-ever halogen automotive bulb, and may well be the most widely used type worldwide. It was introduced in Europe in 1962, and immediately revolutionized car lighting and roadway safety with its compact size and high output. It was finally legalized in the US...in 1997, three and a half decades later!

  • 55W Tungsram Plus+120 $35.18/pair

  • 100W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $37.18/pair




    H2 bulbs

    These single-filament bulbs are primarily found in auxiliary fog and driving lamps, though there have been a few low-beam and a few high-beam headlamps over the years that used them.

    • 55W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $23.18/pair

    • 100W Narva or Flösser: $35.18/pair


    H3 bulbs

    These single-filament bulbs are primarily used in auxiliary fog and driving lamps, but they've also been used in some headlamps, such as certain variants of the Marchal Amplilux. Fun Facts: The H3 was the world's first transverse-filament halogen car bulb, introduced in 1966. The transverse filament and short focal length facilitated the design of certain kinds of lamps that were difficult or impossible to make with axial-filament bulbs. H3 was legalized in the US in 1997, thirty-one years after its European introduction.

    • 55W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $23.18/pair

    • 55W Narva Plus+50: $31.18/pair

    • 100W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $35.18/pair



    H4 bulbs

    These 2-filament bulbs with P43t base are for high/low beam headlamps and Cibie BiOscar fog/drive beam lamps. Fun facts: The H4 was the world's first 2-filament halogen automotive bulb. It was introduced in Europe in 1971, and was used in many millions of European and Japanese headlamps starting in that year, but wasn't legalized in the US (where it was designated HB2 or 9003) until over two decades later, in 1992!

    • 60/55W Tungsram +120 (best of the bunch): $43.18/pair

    • 60/55W Narva or Flösser High Output +50: $38.00/pair

    • 100/55W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser or Philips Rallye: $35.18/pair

    • 100/90W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser or Philips Rallye: $41.18/pair

    • 130/100W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser or Philips Rallye: $51.18/pair




      H4 halogen bulbs on P45t base

      Upgrade your vintage European headlamps to modern-car light levels! These updated halogen bulbs (above left) fit and work correctly in all 1950's through 1980's European high/low beam headlamps originally equipped with tungsten R2 bulbs (above right). Light output is much higher, life is much longer.

      • 60/55W (standard halogen wattage) Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $35.18/pair

      • 100/90W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $43.18/pair

      • 130/100W Narva, Vosla, or Flösser: $49.18/pair


      H7 bulbs

      These single-filament bulbs are found in the low beams, high beams and fog lamps of many European and Japanese vehicles made since the 1990s. Fun Fact: The H7, introduced in 1993, was the first new halogen headlamp bulb design type-approved to Europe's Regulation 37 in twenty years. It touched off a wave of research and development that saw a dozen new halogen bulb types introduced over the next 15 years.

      • 65-watt, 2100-lumen
        Ultra High Output Vosla (H9 burner on H7 base, race and special-purpose): $28.76/ea
        (or $24.45/ea for 12+ at a time)

      Exact replacement for the Osram 64217, which was discontinued several years ago. After a great deal of work, I have secured new availability of first-quality, German-made 65w - 2100 lumen H7 bulbs. They are in stock and now shipping! Send me an email to buy them.

All other bulb types can be furnished; if you don't see what you're after, please feel free to email. Please do not ask for overwattage 9004, 9005, 9006 or 9007 bulbs; they are unsafe and not for sale — see this PDF for a detailed explanation.



Centre High-Mount

3rd Brake Lamps


CHMSLs For Retrofitting



Now! First-quality Hella® LED Center 3rd Brake Lamp Kits
For retrofit or replacement:

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  • These new CHMSL retrokits, made by Hella New Zealand, are of much higher quality than the common 3rd-world junk that has flooded the market. These units self-adhere to the inside surface of your vehicle's backglass. Instant-on LED technology gives a full-intensity red signal 200 milliseconds faster than bulb-type units, giving the drivers behind you 20' more reaction time (at 60 mph) for optimal safety. Lens is colorless when not illuminated. Kit comes complete with installation kit and instructions. Regulatory Approvals: ECE S3 (European E-code), US DOT, ADR. Three different models are available; pick the one that most closely matches the angle of your vehicle's backglass, considering horizontal to be 0°. $87.59/kit

    Model 37: For backglass angles of 20° to 36° — Most fastbacks & coupés:

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    Model 38: For backglass angles of 37° to 56° — Most sedans, some hatchbacks & wagons:

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    Model 39: For backglass angles of 57° to 80° — Most vans & wagons, some sedans:

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Auxiliary Lamps


Fog, Driving, and Cornering Beams

Please contact me to discuss good options for auxiliary lamps.

Mopar Turn Signal Switches

For 1962-'63 and 1964-'69 A, B, & C-bodies (without tilt steering), plus some trucks and vans up through 1971. These come with correct configuration, wires, and terminals—no "adapters", hacks, drilling, cutting, or other modifications are needed. They're made in OE quality to original Chrysler blueprints by an original Chrysler supplier. This switch, with easy minor modifications, also fits Studebaker Avanti cars.

$101.90 each

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Daniel Stern Lighting (Daniel J. Stern, Proprietor)

dastern@torque.net

Copyright © Daniel J. Stern. Latest updates February 2021. No part of this text may be reproduced in any form without express permission of author. Permission to quote is granted for the purposes of communication with the author.