Lab Tested Halogen Bulbs Chart*

Comparing to OE/Stock Halogen in Reflector Headlights
  • Sortable Chart on Halogen Upgrade Kits

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HID OE Bulbs

Brand & model
OVERALL Brightness Score
Peak Low Beam Brightness
Peak High Beam Brightness
Color Temp. /Kelvin ††
Video/ Article
Compatible bulb types
Cost
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Standard/Long Life Bulbs
EIkO
Standard
3.1
1790 LUX
+3%
3180 LUX
+4%

3425k

881, 885, 889, 893, 894, 896, 898, 9004, 9005, 9005, 9006, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11, H12
$
Philips
Standard
2.9
1797 LUX
+4%
3290 LUX
+8%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, 9008, 9011, 9012, 9040, 9045, 9055, 9140, 9145, H1, H3, H7, H8, H11, H15
$
OSRAM
Original
2.8
1760 LUX
+1%
3010 LUX
-1%

3425k

9006, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H11, H15
$
Hella
Standard
2.8
1655 LUX
-5%
3110 LUX
+2%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11
$
Sylvania
Basic (stock)
2.5
1735 LUX
0%
3050 LUX
0%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H2, H7, H9, H11, H13
$
GE
Standard
2.5
1614 LUX
-7%
2920 LUX
-4%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9007, H1, H3, H7, H13
$
Sylvania Performance Bulbs
Sylvania
SilverStar Ultra
4.5
2210 LUX
+27%
3920 LUX
+29%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H7, H11, H13
$$$
Sylvania
SilverStar zXe Gold
3.6
1920 LUX
+11%
3430 LUX
+12%

3850k

9003, 9006, 9007, H7, H11, H13
$$$$$
Sylvania
SilverStar
3.4
1912 LUX
+10%
3320 LUX
+9%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H7, H11, H13
$$
Sylvania
SilverStar zXe
3.4
1902 LUX
+10%
3310 LUX
+9%

3750k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H7, H8, H11, H13
$$$
Sylvania
XtraVision
3.3
1786 LUX
+3%
3330 LUX
+9%

3475k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H7, H11, H13
$
OSRAM Performance Bulbs
OSRAM
Night Breaker Unlimited
Best Low Beam
4.2
2240 LUX
+29%
3600 LUX
+18%

3700k

H1, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9005, 9006
$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Laser Next Gen
3.7
1870 LUX
+8%
3550 LUX
+16%

3525k

H1, H7, H8, H11, 9003, 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4)
$$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Laser
3.6
1965 LUX
+13%
3440 LUX
+13%

3625k

H4, H7
$$
OSRAM
SILVERSTAR 2.0
3.4
1926 LUX
+11%
3330 LUX
+9%

3450k

H1, H4, H7
$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Intense
3.0
1680 LUX
-3%
3200 LUX
+5%

3800k

9003, 9005 9006,, H3, H7 H8, H11, H16
$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Silver
2.8
1662 LUX
-4%
3080 LUX
+1%

3400k

H1, H4, H7, H11
$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Hyper
1.5
1159 LUX
-31%
2480 LUX
-19%

4700k

9003, 9005, 9006, H1, H3, H7, H11
$$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Advance
1.3
1225 LUX
-29%
2300 LUX
-25%

4350k

H1, H4, H7, H9, H11, 9005, 9006
$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Boost†††
1.2
1298 LUX
-25%
2200 LUX
-28%

4750k

H1, H4, H7
$$$
Philips Performance Bulbs
Philips
Racing Vision
4.2
2135 LUX
+23%
3750 LUX
+23%

3725k

H4, H7
$$
Philips
XtremeVision 100%
3.9
1947 LUX
+12%
3690 LUX
+21%

3500k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1, H7, H11
$$
Philips
XtremeVision 130%
3.7
2010 LUX
+16%
3420 LUX
+12%

3625k

H1, H4, H7
$$
Philips
VisionPlus
3.4
1868 LUX
+8%
3390 LUX
+11%

3450k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1,H3, H7, H11
$
Philips
White Vision Ultra
3.2
1690 LUX
-3%
3330 LUX
+9%

3725k

H4, H7, 9003
$$
Philips
Vision
3.0
1786 LUX
+3%
3090 LUX
+1%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1, H3, H7, H11
$
Philips
White Vision
2.8
1690 LUX
-3%
3030 LUX
-1%

3750k

H4, H7
$$
Philips
CrystalVision Ultra
2.7
1655 LUX
-5%
2990 LUX
-2%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H7, H10, H11, H13
$$
Philips
Diamond Vision
0.5
1017 LUX
-41%
1880 LUX
-38%

5500k

9003, 9005, 9006, H1, H3, H4, H7, H11
$$
GE Performance Bulbs
GE
Nighthawk Xenon
3.8
2010 LUX
+16%
3500 LUX
+15%

3550k

9003, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H4, H7, H11
$$$$
GE
Megalight Ultra +120%
3.8
1890 LUX
+9%
3640 LUX
+19%

3575k

9005, 9006, H1, H7, H11
$$
GE
Megalight Ultra +130%
3.8
1850 LUX
+7%
3680 LUX
+21%

3625k

9003, H1, H4, H7, H11
$$$
GE
Nighthawk Platinum
3.7
2030 LUX
+17%
3460 LUX
+13%

3600k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H4, H7, H11
$$$
GE
Megalight Ultra +90%
3.6
1790 LUX
+3%
3610 LUX
+18%

3575k

H1, H4, H7
$
GE
Nighthawk
3.1
1839 LUX
+6%
3140 LUX
+3%

3475k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H7, H11
$$
GE
Nighthawk Sport
2.5
1657 LUX
-4%
2810 LUX
-6%

3925k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H7, H11
$$
PIAA Performance Bulbs
PIAA
Night Tech
3.9
1920 LUX
+11%
3700 LUX
+21%

3550k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H11, H13, 9000, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$$$
PIAA
Xtreme White Plus
3.2
1923 LUX
+11%
3110 LUX
+2%

3725k

168, 880, 881, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H11B, H13
$$$$
PIAA (UK)
Hyper Arros
3.0
1741 LUX
0%
3170 LUX
+4%

3600k

H1, H3, H4, HB4, H7, H8, H9, H11, H13
£££
PIAA
Xtreme White Hybrid
2.9
1672 LUX
-4%
3110 LUX
+2%

3550k

9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, H13
$$$
PIAA
Hyper Arros 5000k
0.1
0918 LUX
-47%
1672 LUX
-45%

6050k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9003, HB3/HB4
$$$$
PIAA
Stratos Blue 6000k
0.0
0749 LUX
-57%
1380 LUX
-55%

6750k

H1, H3, H4, H7
$$$$
HELLA Performance Bulbs
HELLA
High Wattage†††
4.3
2020 LUX
+16%
3940 LUX
+29%

3325k

9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7
$
HELLA
+50 Performance
3.4
1820 LUX
+5%
3420 LUX
+12%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H9, H13
$
HELLA
High Performance 2.0
2.9
1650 LUX
-5%
3130 LUX
+3%

3550k

9003, 9004, 9007, H1, H3, H7, H13
$$
HELLA
Standard
2.2
1360 LUX
-22%
2930 LUX
-4%

3325k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H9, H8, H10, H13
$
Other Popular Performance Bulbs
Flosser
High Wattage†††
Best High Beam
5.0
2170 LUX
+25%
4300 LUX
+41%

3450k

H1, H2, H3, H4, H7, H11, 9003, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$
Bosch
Gigalight Plus 120%
4.0
1940 LUX
+12%
3720 LUX
+22%

3575k

H1, H4, H7
$$
Vision-X
Premium White
3.7
1800 LUX
+4%
3000 LUX
-2%

3675k

9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11, H13
$$
Ring
Rally Sport†††
3.5
1670 LUX
-4%
3660 LUX
+20%

3450k

H1, H3, H4, H7
$$
Flosser
Ultra 90%
3.5
1630 LUX
-6%
3690 LUX
+21%

3600k

H1, H3, H7, H11, 9003, 9005, 9006
$$
GT
Ultra 120
3.4
1880 LUX
+8%
3360 LUX
+10%

3525k

H4, H7
$$$
Flosser
Megalamps 50%
3.0
1782 LUX
+3%
3140 LUX
+3%

3400k

H1, H4, H7, 9003
$
EIkO
Power Vision Pro
2.9
1722 LUX
-1%
3070 LUX
+1%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H7, H10, H11
$
EIkO
Clear Vision Supreme
2.3
1620 LUX
-7%
2720 LUX
-11%

3750k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7 H10, H11
$$
Vision-X
Xenon
1.4
1330 LUX
-23%
2250 LUX
-26%

4050k

893, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13
$
AGPTEK
Vision+
0.7
1136 LUX
-35%
1930 LUX
-37%

4375k

9003, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H4, H7, H11
$
Flosser
Silverblue
0.4
0840 LUX
-52%
2000 LUX
-34%

3975k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9003, 9006
$$

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Test Details:
† An OEM 2009 VW Jetta (MK5) halogen headlight reflector (H7) was used for all reflector beam results set at 12 feet (3.66 meters).
Percentage values are compared to a Philips Basic halogen bulb at (see above). Test results are per bulb (each).
†† Kelvin/Color: Color shown is tested using a kelvin meter pointed at headlights output against a white test wall. Kelvin rating of 3000k has a strong yellow incandescent tint, 5000k is pure white.
††† These kits run a higher wattage than the vehicle may be designed for, so heat may be increased. It is recommended to upgrade to a ceramic connector from plastic to avoid melting.

This page compares these kits to a stock (Philips Basic) halogen bulb, and is sorted by best star rating in each product category.
For more details view the full review for each item (if available), or view our testing procedure here.
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