Philips CrystalVision Ultra 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 Philips CrystalVision Ultra’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 CrystalVision Ultra’s tested at 5% less bright or dimmer vs basic or stock bulbs.

This is because Philips is going for a xenon look with these bulbs, however the color temperature came out to 3640k, which is a decent 18% whiter over OEM, but the X-treme vision 130%’s will get you the same whiteness while being 21% brighter than these. These in my option are just a complete fail for Philips. Cost might have saved them, however average asking price is around $27 on Amazon. If they’re the only ones left lying on the shelf, they’ll get the job done, but avoid them if at all possible.

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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