GE Nighthawk Sport vs OEM / Original Headlight Bulbs

December 9, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Results and recommendations on this page are based on our version 1.0 test bench. For the latest results, please see our test chart and recommendations pages which are results from our version 2.0 testing.

We’ll be comparing the GE Nighthawk Sport’s to your original headlight bulbs to find out the real differences including brightness, whiteness, and cost, so you can make an informed decision about your replacement upgrade.

First, we’ll start with the brightness. The Nighthawk Sport’s tested at 4% less bright or dimmer vs basic or stock bulbs. Why would they make bulbs less dim over a stock bulb? Because they have a much whiter or xenon look to them for enthusiasts.

The color tested at 4200k, which is 36% whiter than OEM bulbs. If you are looking for the whitest color bulb available without significantly sacrificing your brightness, these would be it. They may be a good choice too in fogs or high beams to match some stock xenons in mid-range vehicles. Cost is quite good as well with an average cost on Amazon of only $23.

Check out our videos including the top 3 brightest and the top 3 whitest, whichever interests you most. Be safe out there, and until next time!

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