There are currently around 950,000 smartphone apps on the market, but this one is still unique:
“Vehicle Light” from OSRAM will transform your mobile phone into a light expert.
Available for Apple and Android users, the free app consists of an interactive database in which the entire light equipment ranges of hundreds of vehicles are saved. In just 5 clicks, users can look up any model and find out which parking lamp, which fog lamp or which high beam lamp from OSRAM can be installed as standard. What’s more, the app also suggests an alternative for every light source.
I can see right away that my 1992 Ford Fiesta uses an ordinary 60-watt H4 Original Line for the high beam lights. Two more clicks take me to the OSRAM Website for detailed information (which looks like this for the H4, for instance)
If I wanted to upgrade my Fiesta, I could select appropriate OSRAM lamp models via “Vehicle Light”. For example, it suggests the “Night Breaker Plus” or the “Cool Blue” – providing an explanation on the technical features and special characteristics of each.
The range of vehicle models is immense – despite the odd critical comment in the iTunes and Android product reviews: 55 different vehicle manufacturers are listed, including such exotic names as SsangYong Motor from South Korea and many US carmakers such as Cadillac or Chevrolet. The models included are mainly from the years after 2000 (as with the Fiesta, the 928 Porsche or Audi 80) but there are many vehicles from the 1980s, too.
In addition, the app also features trucks from the 12 biggest manufacturers and dozens of motorcycles – including both ultra-modern and classical models here, too (I even found the Harley Davidson Heritage Softail).
Once you’ve clicked your way through the light equipment for your vehicle, one nice feature is the option of having all the information (product line, ECE category, technical data and order number) sent to you directly by e-mail. The app also saves vehicles you’ve looked at and lists lamps you’ve selected in the watch list. There’s just one thing it unfortunately won’t let you do: order new lamps directly via the app.
“Vehicle Light” is free and can be installed on the Android 2.1 or the iOS 3.2 as well as on newer models. With just 914 KB, the app doesn’t hog memory. Click here for the Android download. iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users should click here.