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Headlights for the Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car that’s been around since the 70s. Naturally, that means there has been a lot of variation in the headlights over the years. Despite the popularity of the brand’s other small car, the Beetle, the Volkswagen Golf is still one of its most successful models. With so many of them out on the roads, it’s natural that people will need replacement headlights. Luckily, eBay has plenty!


Whether you need MK6 GTI headlights or something particular for one of the older models, you don’t need to worry because eBay has a massive range. You can even use the ‘Vehicle Info’ function to enter the model and year of your car, and you’ll only be shown VW accessories in Australia suitable for your car. How easy is that?


Different types of headlights

Headlights come in many shapes and sizes, and it’s important that you know the right code for your car to ensure it fits. Bulb codes usually start with ‘H’, such as H4, H11, HB3 and so on. This basically represents the shape of the globe, so it’s important to get one that actually fits in your headlight if you’re only replacing the bulb.


In addition, there are different lighting technologies you can use, such as:


  • Halogen: The most common for vehicles, they last around 1000 hours, give off a bright yellow-white light, and they’re also very easy to replace.


  • LED: Becoming more popular because they’re ultra-efficient, meaning there is less drain on your battery. Plus, they have an exceptionally long working life, meaning fewer replacements over the lifetime of your car.


  • Xenon: Usually found on upmarket cars, xenon headlights can last for up to 2,500 hours and give off a crisp white-blue light. They’re also 2-3 times brighter than halogen.


Ultimately, all types are approved for use in vehicles, so it just comes down to personal preference.  However, you will still be limited somewhat by the type of globes that will actually fit in your car, and this is especially common in older cars.