GE Nighthawk Xenon 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 Xenon’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 Xenons’s came out at 16% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and fell just under the GE Nighthawk Platinum’s as those were 1% brighter. It was a close win, but for the price, the Platinum’s are definitely recommended over the Xenon’s. These do come in plenty of sizes to fit most applications, but the Platinum’s do as well.

Whitness of these bulbs came in below average at 3480k, which is a respectable 13% whiter over stock, but the Platinum’s were 3% whiter. So if you haven’t caught on yet, save yourself the money and pick up the Platinum’s if you’re looking for a GE brand product. If you want the best regardless of brand, check out some other options available.

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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