The Octavia is Skoda's most popular model, and for good reason. The Octavia presents excellent build quality and durability as well as a solid driving experience and great economy. It's got everything but a "fancy" brand name. A smart buy for anyone who actually understands cars, that is. Whilst the Octavia 5E pre-facelift model remained in production until 2016, the lighting technology used in these vehicles is, however, more than 15 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7 / H15 halogen and D3S / D3S bi-xenon headlights made by Automotive Lighting.
The halogen version features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general aging cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector designed in the late 90s, which is known to lose its reflective layer right to the point where it becomes black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Skoda Octavia 5E is not recommended. But there is, fortunately, no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7 / H15 halogen and D3S / D3S bi-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Skoda Octavia xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the leveling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Skoda Octavia will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.