Philips 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 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 Vision’s came out at a very meager 3% brighter over basic or stock bulbs. The Philips VisionPlus bulbs will bump you up to 8% over stock, and it only goes up from there with the X-tremeVision’s at 12-16% brighter. Those bulbs of course will cost you more however, so these would be considered a very small upgrade on a budget.

Color temperature was also pretty close to stock at 3160k, a pretty small bump of 3% more white over OEM. The good news is that these cost on average of about $15 on Amazon, which is pretty close to stock price. If your deciding between these and stock, go ahead and grab these ones.

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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