Lab Tested Halogen Bulbs Chart*

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

LED Bulbs

Halogen Bulbs

HID Kits

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
Buy
Standard/Long Life Bulbs
Philips
Standard
3.7
1100 LUX
-8%
4250 LUX
11%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, 9008, 9011, 9012, 9040, 9045, 9055, 9140, 9145, H1, H3, H7, H8, H11, H15
$
Sylvania
Basic
3.6
1220 LUX
+3%
3970 LUX
+3%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H2, H7, H9, H11, H13
$
EIkO
Standard
3.5
1125 LUX
-6%
4060 LUX
6%

3425k

881, 885, 889, 893, 894, 896, 898, 9004, 9005, 9005, 9006, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11, H12
$
OSRAM
Original (stock)
3.4
1190 LUX
0%
3840 LUX
0%

3425k

9006, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H11, H15
$
Hella
Standard
3.4
1076 LUX
-10%
4040 LUX
+5%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11
$
GE
Standard
2.9
1042 LUX
-12%
3740 LUX
-3%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9007, H1, H3, H7, H13
$
Sylvania Performance Bulbs
Sylvania
SilverStar Ultra
Best High Beam
5.2
1105 LUX
-7%
5470 LUX
+42%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H7, H11, H13
$$$
Sylvania
SilverStar zXe
4.4
1140 LUX
-4%
4750 LUX
+24%

3750k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H7, H8, H11, H13
$$$
Sylvania
XtraVision
4.2
1188 LUX
0%
4490 LUX
+17%

3475k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H7, H11, H13
$
Sylvania
SilverStar
4.1
1150 LUX
-3%
4510 LUX
+17%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9005XS, 9006, 9006XS, 9007, H1, H7, H11, H13
$$
Sylvania
SilverStar zXe Gold
3.9
1040 LUX
-13%
4540 LUX
+18%

3850k

9003, 9006, 9007, H7, H11, H13
$$$$$
OSRAM Performance Bulbs
OSRAM
Night Breaker Unlimited
4.4
1190 LUX
0%
5170 LUX
+35%

3700k

H1, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9005, 9006
$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Laser
4.3
1196 LUX
+1%
5090 LUX
+33%

3625k

H4, H7
$$
OSRAM
SILVERSTAR 2.0
4.0
1240 LUX
+4%
4610 LUX
+20%

3450k

H1, H4, H7
$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Laser Next Gen
3.9
1036 LUX
-13%
5020 LUX
+31%

3525k

H1, H7, H8, H11, 9003, 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4)
$$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Silver
3.7
1203 LUX
+1%
4400 LUX
+15%

3400k

H1, H4, H7, H11
$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Intense
3.5
1071 LUX
-10%
4620 LUX
+20%

3800k

9003, 9005 9006,, H3, H7 H8, H11, H16
$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Boost†††
1.2
0988 LUX
-17%
2510 LUX
-35%

4750k

H1, H4, H7
$$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Hyper
0.9
0927 LUX
-22%
2360 LUX
-39%

4700k

9003, 9005, 9006, H1, H3, H7, H11
$$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Advance
0.8
0852 LUX
-28%
2360 LUX
-36%

4350k

H1, H4, H7, H9, H11, 9005, 9006
$$
Philips Performance Bulbs
Philips
XtremeVision 100%
4.6
1355 LUX
+14%
5000 LUX
+30%

3500k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1, H7, H11
$$
Philips
Racing Vision
4.2
1059 LUX
-11%
5160 LUX
+34%

3725k

H4, H7
$$
Philips
VisionPlus
4.0
1220 LUX
+3%
4650 LUX
+21%

3450k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1,H3, H7, H11
$
Philips
XtremeVision 130%
3.5
1082 LUX
-9%
4510 LUX
+17%

3625k

H1, H4, H7
$$
Philips
CrystalVision Ultra
3.5
1210 LUX
+2%
4250 LUX
+11%

3675k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H7, H10, H11, H13
$$
Philips
White Vision Ultra
3.0
1027 LUX
-14%
4150 LUX
+8%

3725k

H4, H7, 9003
$$
Philips
White Vision
3.0
1110 LUX
-7%
4010 LUX
+4%

3750k

H4, H7
$$
Philips
Vision
2.8
0998 LUX
-16%
4100 LUX
+7%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008/H13, H1, H3, H7, H11
$
Philips
Diamond Vision
0.3
0695 LUX
-42%
2350 LUX
-39%

5500k

9003, 9005, 9006, H1, H3, H4, H7, H11
$$
GE Performance Bulbs
GE
Megalight Ultra +120%
5.0
1334 LUX
+12%
5370 LUX
+40%

3575k

9005, 9006, H1, H7, H11
$$
GE
Megalight Ultra +130%
4.6
1255 LUX
+5%
5200 LUX
+35%

3625k

9003, H1, H4, H7, H11
$$$
GE
Nighthawk Platinum
4.5
1255 LUX
+5%
5120 LUX
+33%

3600k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H4, H7, H11
$$$
GE
Megalight Ultra +90%
4.5
1262 LUX
+6%
5090 LUX
+33%

3575k

H1, H4, H7
$
GE
Nighthawk Xenon
4.2
1340 LUX
+4%
4580 LUX
+35%

3550k

9003, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H4, H7, H11
$$$$
GE
Nighthawk
4.2
1340 LUX
+13%
4580 LUX
+19%

3475k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H7, H11
$$
GE
Nighthawk Sport
2.5
0961 LUX
-19%
3870 LUX
+1%

3925k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H7, H11
$$
PIAA Performance Bulbs
PIAA (UK)
Hyper Arros
3.8
1172 LUX
-2%
4630 LUX
+21%

3600k

H1, H3, H4, HB4, H7, H8, H9, H11, H13
£££
PIAA
Xtreme White Hybrid
3.6
1135 LUX
-5%
4530 LUX
+18%

3550k

9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, H13
$$$
PIAA
Night Tech
3.1
0952 LUX
-20%
4420 LUX
+15%

3550k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H11, H13, 9000, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$$$
PIAA
Xtreme White Plus
2.8
0874 LUX
-27%
4400 LUX
+15%

3725k

168, 880, 881, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H11B, H13
$$$$
PIAA
Hyper Arros 5000k
0.3
0665 LUX
-44%
2350 LUX
-39%

6050k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9003, HB3/HB4
$$$$
PIAA
Stratos Blue 6000k
-0.8
0479 LUX
-60%
1720 LUX
-55%

6750k

H1, H3, H4, H7
$$$$
HELLA Performance Bulbs
HELLA
+50 Performance
4.6
1448 LUX
+22%
4750 LUX
+24%

3425k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7, H9, H13
$
HELLA
High Wattage†††
4.3
1411 LUX
+19%
4520 LUX
+18%

3325k

9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7
$
HELLA
High Performance 2.0
4.0
1358 LUX
+14%
4310 LUX
+12%

3550k

9003, 9004, 9007, H1, H3, H7, H13
$$
HELLA
Standard
3.1
1160 LUX
-3%
3940 LUX
+3%

3325k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H9, H8, H10, H13
$
Other Popular Performance Bulbs
Bosch
Gigalight Plus 120%
Best Low Beam
5.4
1474 LUX
+24%
5420 LUX
+41%

3575k

H1, H4, H7
$$
Flosser
Ultra 90%
4.9
1398 LUX
+17%
5150 LUX
+34%

3600k

H1, H3, H7, H11, 9003, 9005, 9006
$$
Flosser
High Wattage†††
4.8
1462 LUX
+23%
4900 LUX
+28%

3450k

H1, H2, H3, H4, H7, H11, 9003, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$
GT
Ultra 120
3.8
1062 LUX
-11%
4930 LUX
+28%

3525k

H4, H7
$$$
Vision-X
Premium White
3.5
1170 LUX
-2%
4350 LUX
+13%

3675k

9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11, H13
$$
Flosser
Megalamps 50%
3.4
1255 LUX
+5%
4060 LUX
+6%

3400k

H1, H4, H7, 9003
$
EIkO
Power Vision Pro
3.2
1210 LUX
+2%
3880 LUX
+1%

3400k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H7, H10, H11
$
EIkO
Clear Vision Supreme
3.1
1005 LUX
-16%
4300 LUX
+12%

3750k

9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, H1, H3, H4, H7 H10, H11
$$
Ring
Rally Sport†††
2.9
1187 LUX
0%
3680 LUX
-4%

3450k

H1, H3, H4, H7
$$
Vision-X
Xenon
1.2
0838 LUX
-30%
2890 LUX
-25%

4050k

893, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13
$
Flosser
Silverblue
0.6
0726 LUX
-39%
2530 LUX
-34%

3975k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, 9003, 9006
$$
AGPTEK
Vision+
0.3
0565 LUX
-53%
2620 LUX
-32%

4375k

9003, 9005, 9006, 9007, H1, H4, H7, H11
$

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Test Details:
† An OEM 2009 Mercedes EE550 halogen low beam headlight projector (H7) was used for low-beam results, and an OEM 2017 Kia Sorento halogen high beam projector (H7) was used for high-beam results, all at 12 feet (3.66 meters).Percentage values are compared to an OSRAM Original halogen bulb (see above). Overall Score baseline for a Stock Halogen bulb is 2.5 Stars (baseline). 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.
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