GE Nighthawk 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’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’s tested at a respectable 6% brighter over basic or stock bulbs. These of course fall short of Nighthawk Platinum’s and Xenon’s which tested at 17% and 16% respectively, but cost is much lower at only about $20 on Amazon. If you’re looking for a decent upgrade without breaking the bank, these may be a good choice.

Color temperature came out to 3320k, which is about 8% whiter than OEM. Not bad, but not great as there are other options that are far more white than these.

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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