What’s the Difference between Dual Beam and Single Beam Headlight Bulb?

by Lasift Official November 02, 2017

What’s the Difference between Dual Beam and Single Beam Headlight Bulb?

Recently, one of our customers brought our attention to dual-beam and single-beam headlights bulbs.

He was wondering if a LASFIT 9006 LED bulb could work for low and high beam on his Toyota Camry 2003.

So what’s the difference between dual beam and single beam headlights bulb?

A dual beam headlights bulb has dual functions, one bulb serves the role of both high beam and low beam.

In other words, dual beam headlights, only one bulb per headlight housing, it creates low beam and high beam.

Dual beam headlights, only one bulb per headlight housing, it creates low beam and high beam.

The single beam headlights bulb has a single function, one bulb creates only one beam, either low or high beam individually.

You’ll need two single beam LED bulbs for low beam and high beam if you want to replace both.

Regarding this customer’s question, a Toyota Camry 2003 have single beam headlights, it takes 9006 bulb for low beam and 9005 bulb for high beam, so LASFIT 9006 LED bulb works for his low beam only, he needs another 9005 LED bulb for high beam.

You may be curious as to what are the single beam and dual beam bulbs.

For single beam bulbs, H1, H3, H7, H8/H9/H11, 9005, 9006, 880/881 and 5202 are applied to.

For dual beam bulbs, H4, H13, 9004 and 9007 are applied to.

Do you have a dual beam or single beam headlights bulb?


2 Responses

Arthur G.

May 02, 2019

Nainesh Patel,

In your case, you would need to use the 9012 for the high and low beam. There’s no need to try and make the 9006 fit.

We carry 9012 LED bulbs right here:

https://www.lasfit.com/search?type=product&q=9012*

Nainesh Patel

April 30, 2019

I have Toyota RAV4 2018 hybrid
It has 9012 high & low beam bulb and socket is similar to 9006 so can i use 9006 instead of 9012

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