Real World Headlight Reviews

Real World Headlight Reviews

Independent lab testing for consumer headlight bulbs.

Pick the right bulbs for your car, the first time!

Independent lab testing for consumer headlight bulbs.

Pick the right bulbs for your car, the first time!

We've tested 100's of products to find only the best and weed out the rest

Explore our comprehensive reviews for each type of bulb or upgrade below, categorized for your convenience:

  • Aftermarket LED: For those seeking the latest in lighting technology. LED upgrades are best for reflector style headlights and fog lights, but can also work great in other applications.
  • Halogen bulbs: If you prefer to stick with the same bulb type but want to upgrade to the best replacement bulb available.
  • Aftermarket HID: A popular choice for those who want a significant upgrade over halogen bulbs. HID bulbs are best for projector style headlights and should not be installed into reflector style headlights.
  • OEM Xenon: A replacement style bulb like halogen but with different technology. Upgraded Xenon packages offer a much whiter color and brighter output.

Save yourself the hassle of sifting through countless options and let us guide you to the best choice for your automotive lighting upgrade.

Aftermarket LED

LED Upgrade Kits Tested Comparing to Halogen Recommended Reviews Chart


  Halogen Bulbs Tested   Comparing to OE Halogen Recommended Reviews Chart

Aftermarket HID

HID Kits Tested
Comparing to Halogen Recommended Reviews Chart

OE HID/Xenon

D-Series HID Bulbs Tested
Comparing to OE HID Recommended Reviews Chart

We've organized our content into three categories for each bulb/kit type, so you can easily find what you need:

  • Recommended: Here, you'll find our top picks based on our extensive testing. While other options may be great, we've simplified the process by highlighting our best choices.
  • Reviews: If you prefer to read or watch in-depth reviews, this section is for you. We provide comprehensive article and video reviews, with the most recent ones listed at the top.
  • Charts: Our detailed charts are the most valuable resource, in our opinion. We list every aspect we test and present the information in an easy-to-read chart for every currently available product. This allows you to compare color, size, brightness, cost, and other important factors.
  • Our latest YouTube video reviews

    Though my on-camera presence may not be extraordinary, our dedication to presenting the finest products to you remains resolute. Our videos are continuously refreshed with the latest and most significant content available, but for the most up-to-date recommendations, be sure to explore the categories provided above.


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    The Ultimate Xenon Bulbs of 2023

    It's been a while since we've talked about Xenon/Xenarc HID bulbs, and I'm excited to share with you some of the latest products that have taken over as our top recommendations.

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    A QUICK MESSAGE FROM OUR TEAM: We are a small group of automotive lighting enthusiasts with a passion to not only find the brightest options out there, but the best for the specific vehicle application. We have run through thousands of hours of extensive tests and purchased hundreds of various products including all lighting types in order to find out how they will perform before you spend your hard earned-money.
    We hope our test results and recommendations are useful. If you have any suggestions or comments, be sure to drop us a line.
    If you are unsure where to start, check out our upgrade guide.

    Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrade Guide

    Whether you’re new to the automotive bulb industry, or a seasoned veteran, we hope to help answer all the questions you might have,
    that we see every day. We’ll break it down into sections, so depending on what type of vehicle you have, what you are looking to do,
    or are just curious about something, this article should help.
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