Hella Lights

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By 1984, HELLA's annual sales exceeded 1 million deutschmarks for the first time, and by 1990 it had over 20,000 employees worldwide. Eventually, HELLA came up with numerous innovations to automotive lighting, including being the first manufacturer to receive approval for a halogen headlamp, as well as pioneering the first generation of Xenon and Bi-Xenon headlamps too. More recently, HELLA produced the first full LED headlamp with AFS functions.

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Right now HELLA consists of 4 separate divisions that are: lighting, electronics, aftermarket and special applications. Under its lighting division, it develops and manufacturers headlamps, refulgence and interior lighting, while at the same time developing features and technologies that it expects to be useful in the future such as light-based driver assistance systems. On the other hand, its electronics division focuses on various sensors, vacuum pumps as well as central control units, while its aftermarket division comprises of a product range that is more than 24,000 strong.

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Today, HELLA is a global company that spans 70 different locations in 30 different countries and employs upwards of 28,000 people. Its main business is the development and manufacture of lighting and electronic systems for the automotive industry, and it has earned itself a position as one of the top 50 global automotive suppliers. Largely, this is based on its sales of 4.8 billion euros for the fiscal year of 2011/2012 which also makes it one of the top 100 largest industrial companies in Germany.

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  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Jeep Wrangler
  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Ford Ranger
  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Toyota Tundra
  • Hella® - Projector Headlights on Volkswagen Golf
  • Hella® - LED Lights on Ford Focus
  • Hella® - Headlights on Ford Focus
  • Hella® - Projector Headlights on Mitsubishi Lancer X
  • Hella® - Euro Headlights on Subaru WRX STI
  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Toyota Tacoma
  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Chevy Silverado
  • Hella® - Off-Road Lights on Nissan Frontier

When HELLA was first founded way back in 1899, it was known as the Westfalische Metall-Industrie Aktien-Gesellschaft (WMI) and its primary business was producing ball horns, candles, and kerosene lamps for carriages. The first time the name 'HELLA' was used as a trademark for acetylene headlights in 1908. Although HELLA expanded quickly when the manufacturing family Ludenscheider Hueck took over the majority of the shares from its founder Sally Windmuller, it fell sharply from a high of a 1,000 strong workforce in 1937 to a 45-strong workforce after World War 2 in 1945.

Last but certainly not least, its special applications division supplies various specific target groups such as boat builders, emergency services, producers of construction machinery and so on – predominantly with lighting solutions that fit their needs. Other HELLA subsidiaries also deal with a wide range of other diverse applications including marine lighting, climate control systems, engine cooling and so on. In short, it is hard to pin HELLA down in any way, shape or form as its network of subsidiaries and joint ventures is so vast that it is involved in so many different areas of the industry. Long story short, HELLA certainly appears like it is going to continue to scale the ranks of global automotive suppliers.

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Average rating:54.9 - 17 reviews
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2007 Mercedes S Class
| Posted by | (Indianapolis, IN)

The product was to my liking, the timing of the delivery of my product was excellent!! And last and not least the pricing of the product from CARiD. Was $80 cheaper that everyone else.

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2008 Mini Cooper
| Posted by | (Sycamore, IL)

Looks the same as the original light. Easy to install In out and in less than ten minutes.

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Fog Lamps
2009 Mercedes C Class
| Posted by | (St Paul, MN)

Look like OEM may be,but not price of OEM . Left side harder to install than right due to washer fluid jar!

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2009 Mercedes C Class
| Posted by | (Montreal, QC)

Product as OEM, good customer service, fast delivery.

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2009 Mercedes SLK Class
| Posted by | (Gulfport, MS)

This is a 1st class product. I loved the look. What really surprised me that all the bulbs were included. On installation Mercedes don't make anything easy. I started the process. I had no lift as the whole wheel well had to be taken out just to get to the lower attachment point. I gave up took it to the dealer and in 45 min they had it installed and adjusted. I was 3 hours into it when I quit. The product fits like it was supposed to. The product is 1st class.

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
| Posted by | (Shoreham, VT)

Exactly the part we needed and easy to install! Excellent service! We were impressed with the speed of delivery. Highly recommend to anyone looking for VW parts!

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2003 GMC Sierra
| Posted by | (Nelson, BC)

Really nice kit these lights are, super strong and very well made the fit and finish are excellent. You will be happy with these for sure.

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Backup Lights
| Posted by | (Melbourne, FL)

After looking at all the websites that handle lighting these lights are perfect for my purpose. They are going to be backup lights for a 1934 Graham Street rod. All the guy's that have seen them say they look great. It is a great looking product, well made and easy to install.

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2000 BMW 5-Series
| Posted by | (Sun Ciry, CA)

Exact replacement for my motorhome which used the BMW 5 series headlights. Looks great and major improvement over the foggy originals.

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2005 BMW 3-Series
| Posted by | (Ariel, WA)

Order came quickly, is what it was represented to be. Good quality, shipped in very protective packaging.

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