Philips X-tremeVision 100% 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 XtremeVision 100%’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 XtremeVision 100% came out at 12% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and only 4% behind the newer 130% version.

Whiteness testing came in at only 3400k, which is a decent 10% whiter over stock, and about 8% less white vs. the 130% version. You’ll want to grab these ones if you can’t find the 130% kit in your size headlight or fog light, as those only come in a few sizes currently, whereas the 100%’s have a lot more choices for size. The 130%’s were the brightest among all Philips bulbs tested, and the 100%’s came in second place. Average cost was about $26 on Amazon, which is a bit more expensive than the 130% version. If you want the best regardless of brand, check out some other options available, but these are a respectable choice if you need a specific size not found elsewhere.

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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