Philips X-tremeVision 130% vs OEM / Original Headlight Bulbs

December 9, 2017

We’ll be comparing the Philips Xtreme Vision 130%’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 Xtreme Vision 130% came out at 16% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and among the best out of all Philips bulbs tested. They were 4% brighter than the older versions the Xtreme Vision 100% if you were looking at those by chance, or are only able get the 100% version size. The 130% version of these are pretty limited in that regard with only a few sizes available.

These will be a bit whiter than most of the upgrade kits at 3640k and 18% whiter over stock, whereas the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras and OSRAM Night Breakers are about 2% less white than these. If you’re looking for a good overall upgrade with increased whiteness as well as better brightness, these may be for you. Cost is probably the best part of these bulbs with an average price on Amazon of $22. I personally ran them for a few years and really enjoyed them. Just remember to verify the size required by your car, as they are again pretty limited there.

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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