Toyota Camry Lighting

Toyota Camry Forward Lighting Information

2018 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

The 2018 Toyota Camry is the first part of the Eighth Generation of Camry models, so we are expecting exciting things. At XenonDepot we always want to provide you the best HID and LED lighting recommendations, so keep an eye on our Vehicle Lighting Guide for lamp replacement information when it becomes available.

2015-2017 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

For the 2015-2017 Camry models, they still use the same H11 bulbs for Low Beam headlights and 9005 bulbs for the High Beams. You can get an H11 Xtreme HID Kit to brighten up your Low Beams - go with the Philips 4300K bulbs for the brightest, whitest, most OEM HID look. Your 9005 High Beams are better upgraded with a 9005 Xtreme LED Headlight Kit, as we do not recommend HID for this application because of the warm-up time for the HIDs. Make sure you select the “with CANbus” option for the High Beams because you are going to need the PWM anti-flicker modules that gives you to avoid issues and conflicts with the Daytime Running Lights.



2012-2014 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

The 2014 Toyota Camry came with optional HID/Xenon headlights that utilize more environmentally-friendly mercury-free D4S HID Bulbs. If you're one of the people running around with stock D4S HID bulbs, you know that the color output pretty much sucks - it has that yellowish tone. If you're looking for the ultimate D4S HID bulbs, check out Osram's all new D4S CBB HID bulb. This bulb gets you a cooler/bluer up to 7000K Kelvin temperature, while providing comparable light output to a 'stock' 4300K bulb. In the past, going with higher kelvin D4S HID bulbs meant much less actual light output, but with technology improvements Osram has been able to increase both color and light output with the same bulb - you will not be disappointed with this bulb.

The most notable headlight change in the 2013 and 2013 Toyota Camry is that Toyota introduced HID/Xenon headlights using D4S bulbs as an option for the Low Beams. If your 2013 Toyota Camry did not come with the optional HID headlights, then your vehicle uses an H11 bulb for the Low Beams and a 9005 bulb for the High Beams. The OEM halogen Camry headlights utilize projector technology, meaning that a plug and play H11 HID kit will provide you with fantastic results, and relatively sharp cut-off beam patterns.

Whether your 2012-13 Toyota Camry has halogen or HID Low Beam headlights, the same 9005 headlight bulb is used for the High Beams. If you’re looking for 9005 replacement bulbs, XenonDepot has a large selection of quality 9005 headlight bulbs from Philips, Osram, and Nokya.

Here is some information about Camry 9005 High Beam bulbs:

  • Camry High Beam bulbs: 9005
  • Corresponding 9005 Replacement Bulbs Kit: 9005 Bulbs
  • IEC Base type: P20d
  • Base type: Right Angle Prefocus, HB3
  • Filaments: C-8
  • 9006 bulb length: 7.8cm (3.07”)
  • 9006 bulb width: 1.07cm (0.42”)
  • Volts: 12.8
  • Amps: 5.08
  • Watts: 65

2007-2011 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

The Toyota Camry between the years 2007 and 2011 used an h11 headlight bulb for the Low Beams, a 9005 halogen bulb for the High Beams, and an additional H11 halogen bulb for the front Fog Lights. Here are some H11 bulb specifications:

  • Toyota Camry Headlight Bulb : H11
  • Corresponding HID Kit: H11 HID Kit
  • IEC Base type: PGJ19-2
  • Base type: Right Angle Prefocus, H11
  • Filaments: CC-8
  • H11 bulb length: 6.7cm
  • H11 bulb width: 1.08cm
  • Volts: 13.2
  • Amps: 4.17
  • Watts: 55W

2000-2006 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

Toyota decided to use a 2 bulb headlight system in the 2000 Camry when most manufacturers were still going with a single bulb setup using H4, 9004, or 9007 dual-filament headlight bulbs. The 2000-2006 Camry used a 9006 bulb for the Low Beams and a 9005 headlight bulb for the High Beams. These are the same bulbs that are now being used in many modern vehicles! Upgrading 9006 headlight bulbs to HID is quite simple: all you need to do is purchase a 9006 HID Kit, and it’s literally a plug and play upgrade for the Camry headlights. We do not suggest upgrading your 9005 High Beam bulbs with an HID kit, however there are definitely some advantages in installing performance 9005 halogen bulbs.

1997-1999 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

The 1997 Toyota Camry, 1998 Toyota Camry, and the 1999 Toyota Camry all utilized a single H4 headlight bulb for both Low and High Beam. H4 halogen bulbs can be upgraded with performance H4 halogen bulbs such as Philips H4 X-treme Vision bulbs, or H4 Osram Night Breaker Unlimited bulbs. These bulbs provide a “whiter” appearance then OEM H4 bulbs and are completely street legal. For more light output, consider going with an H4 LED Kit or H4 Bi-Xenon HID Kit, but keep in mind that these upgrades are not considered to be “street legal”.

1992-1996 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

It’s quite unbelievable to think that in 1992 Toyota equipped the Camry with a dual bulb headlight – 9006 for the Low Beams and 9005 bulbs for the High Beams. This popular 9006/9005 combo is still popular in modern day vehicles - and that’s 20+ years later! Upgrading Camry 9006 Low Beam bulbs to HID is a simple with a plug and play 9006 HID kit. Definitely go with 4300k for maximum light output, as higher kelvin HID kits just provide color – but less light.

1985-1991 Toyota Camry Forward Lighting

Wow...we’re going back a really long time, but the 1985 Toyota Camry was introduced with headlights using a single 9004 headlight bulb. 9004 halogen bulbs are dual-filament bulbs (one filament for Low Beam and one filament for High Beam). The bulb connects into an IEC P29t (9004) base and is rated at 65/45 Watts. Upgrading this bulb with an HID kit is simple to do with a 9004 HID Conversion Kit. 9004 HID kits are available as both Low Beams-only, and 9004 Bi-Xenon HID upgrades. Low Beam-only kits upgrade your vehicle’s Low Beams to HID, but High Beam functionality is lost. Bi-xenon 9004 HID kits come with bulbs that physically move in and out, and are able to provide both Low and High Beam patterns by doing so.