Osram launch new brighter street-legal bulbs

Published: 30 September 2009

Osram now offer two new motorcycle bulbs to provide extra safety for bikers.

MCN visited the UK HQ for the lighting giants for the official launch of the Night Racer and X-Racer.

The Night Racer puts more light on the road and creates a longer beam than conventional bulbs so obstacles on the road can be spotted sooner.

While the X-Racer combines design and function – its bluish-white light gives it an impressive Xenon look and picks up contrasts better than standard halogen bulbs.

More light on the road

Osram’s Night Racer is a new high-performance lamp with a compact filament which produces up to 90 per cent more light on the road over standard bulbs and creates a beam up to 35 metres longer than a standard halogen bulb.

The patented blue ring coating reduces glare, such as in fog.

Plus it helps to focus the beam better on the road ahead. The bulb’s light is up to 10 per cent whiter and more natural so reduces eyestrain.

Xenon look plus safety

Osram’s X-Racer has a 4,000 Kelvin colour temperature and a blue coating of the entire bulb produce a bluish-white light similar to daylight and to a Xenon lamp.

Besides its unusual looks it also provides greater safety on the road.

Its different coloured light is particularly noticeable. It means other road users can identify motorcyclists quickly, thereby reducing the risk of accidents.

Cool packaging

In order to emphasise its affinity with bikes, Osram’s range of motorcycle bulbs are sold in a compact box in the shape of a biker’s helmet, which makes a perfect spare bulb container.

In countries that require not only lights on in daylight but also a spare lamp to be carried, it is the ideal bike accessory.

Not only the box’s helmet shape, but co-branding it with Schuberth, one of the leading helmet producers, shows clearly that Osram’s Night Racer and X-Racer are tailored to the needs of motorcyclists.

They are being launched in convenient double blister packs containing two bulbs and a box for a spare.

It means the headlight bulb can be replaced and the correct spare stowed ready for use at all times.

Both bulbs are ECE approved for use on public roads throughout Europe.

They are available as H4 and H7 bulbs. Their distinctive marks are a silver cap and the blue-coated bulb – a real eye-catcher in any motorcycle headlight.

The recommended retail price for a pack of two is £34.99.