Philips Diamond Vision 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 Diamond Vision’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 Diamond Vision’s tested at 41% dimmer than basic or stock bulbs. Philips’s vision (no pun intended) was for these to be a nice looking xenon bulb, and they definitely pulled through on that claim. You’re going to sacrifice brightness obviously, but if you want bulbs that resemble OEM xenon’s, these are a great choice.

The color temperate came out to 5160k, which is 68% whiter than stock. Their nearest competitor in this category were the OSRAM Cool Blue Hyper’s, which tested 3% brighter and 2% whiter than these. Very close though, and with these costing a bit less over the Cool Blue Hyper’s, they may be the better choice depending on your budget. If you want the best xenon looks bulbs though, grab the Cool Blue’s.

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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