Philips VisionPlus 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 VisionPlus’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 VisionPlus’s came out at a respectable 8% brighter over basic or stock bulbs. They were 5% brighter than the standard Vision’s, however the Extreme Vision 100% and 130% were 4% and 8% brighter than these, respectively.

They were also 8% whiter over stock at 3320k, but nothing to run home about as all other Philips bulbs were whiter with the exception of the standard Vision’s. The VisionPlus bulbs are a bit cheaper than the other Philips bulbs, so the small bump in brightness should be worth the cost to upgrade. If you’re looking for the brightest Philips bulbs however, go with one of the X-tremeVision kits. If you want the very best, look to Sylvania or OSRAM brands.

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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