Lab Tested HID/Xenon Chart (OEM)*

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Brand & model
OVERALL Brightness Score
Peak Low Beam Lux
Ambient Low Beam Lux
Peak High Beam Lux
Color Temp. /Kelvin ††
Video/ Article
Compatible bulb types
Cost (D2S)
Buy
Philips
Philips
X-treme Vision gen2
Best Overall
4.0
2027 LUX
+29%
505 LUX
+12%
4340 LUX
+5%

4800k

D1S, D2R, D2S, D3S, D4S
$$$$$$
Philips
White Vision gen2
3.4
1800 LUX
+13%
515 LUX
+14%
4200 LUX
+1%

4850k

D1S, D2S, D2R, D3S
$$$$$$
Philips
Standard/ OEM
2.6
1630 LUX
+2%
485 LUX
+8%
3880 LUX
-6%

4200k

D1S, D1R, D2S, D2R, D3S, D3R, D4S, D4R, D5S
$$$
Philips
Ultinon (WX)
1.0
1410 LUX
-12%
400 LUX
-11%
3200 LUX
-23%

5750k

D1S, D2R, D2S, D3S, D4S, D4R
$$$$$
OSRAM
OSRAM
Cool Blue Boost
Best Low Beam
4.0
2290 LUX
+43%
450 LUX
0%
4250 LUX
+3%

5450k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$$$$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Unlimited
2.9
1770 LUX
+11%
470 LUX
+4%
4040 LUX
-2%

4450k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$$$$
OSRAM
Night Breaker Laser Next Gen
2.9
1830 LUX
+14%
456 LUX
+1%
3940 LUX
-5%

4750k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$$$$$
OSRAM
Ultra Life
2.7
1760 LUX
+10%
450 LUX
0%
3920 LUX
-5%

4400k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$$$$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Hyper
2.6
1760 LUX
+10%
440 LUX
-2%
3990 LUX
-4%

5650k

D1S, D2S
$$$$
OSRAM
Cool Blue Intense
2.5
1490 LUX
-7%
485 LUX
+8%
4130 LUX
0%

5050k

D1S, D1R, D2S, D2R, D3S, D4S
$$$$
OSRAM
Original/OEM (stock)
2.5
1600 LUX
0%
450 LUX
0%
4140 LUX
0%

4350k

D1S, D1R, D2R, D2S, D3R, D3S, D4R, D4S, D5S
$$$$
More Premium Brands
DeAutoLED
5500k Xenon Best Light Spread
4.0
1960 LUX
+23%
565 LUX
+26%
3980 LUX
-4%

5700k

D1S, D2S, D3S
$$$$
10% off: FACT10
Morimoto
XB Series 5500k
1.4
1430 LUX
-11%
460 LUX
+2%
3070 LUX
-26%

6050k

D1S, D2S, D2R, D3S, D4S, D5S
$$
Amazon Budget Bulbs
CougarMotor
6000k Xenon
Best Value
1.4
1500 LUX
-6%
415 LUX
-8%
3330 LUX
-20%

6050k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$
Innovited
6000k Xenon
0.3
1420 LUX
-11%
410 LUX
-9%
2240 LUX
-46%

5750k

D2S, D2R
$
NINEO
6000k Xenon
-0.7
0830 LUX
-48%
380 LUX
-16%
2770 LUX
-33%

6000k

D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S
$
HID-Warehouse
6000k Xenon
-0.9
0620 LUX
-61%
385 LUX
-14%
3040 LUX
-27%

6100k

D2S, D2R
$
SOCAL-LED
6000k Xenon
-1.2
0640 LUX
-60%
345 LUX
-23%
2960 LUX
-29%

5850k

D1S, D2S, D2R, D3S, D4S, D4R
$
LED Replacement Options
Alla Lighting
L-NF
-2.2
1062 LUX
-34%
290 LUX
-36%
1154 LUX
-72%

6450k

D1, D2, D3, D4, D1S, D1R, D3S, D3R, D2R, D2S, D4S, D4R, +more
$$$$

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Test Details:
† An OEM 2008 Nissan Murano Bi-Xenon D2S Projector was used for low beam, ambient, and high beam results with a Morimoto 35watt Ballast, all at 12 feet (3.66 meters). For 55W results, see the full review (if available).
Percentage values are based off the OSRAM Original/OEM kit which are rated at 50% values. Stock HID Bulb Score for comparison 2.5 Stars (baseline).
†† Kelvin/Color: Actual color tested is shown. Kelvin rating of 4000k has a yellow incandescent tint, 5000k is pure white, 6000k has a blue tint.

This page compares these kits to a stock HID bulb, and is sorted by best star rating in each product category.
All HID bulbs were ran at about 12hrs to ensure burn in for accurate lux and kelvin values.
For more details view the full review for each item (if available), or view our testing procedure here.
No products are endorsed or sponsored. Test results performed will vary by date.

HID BULB INSTALLATION TIP: Wear gloves, NEVER touch the glass with your bare hands! Oil drastically shortens the life of the bulb. Use a microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean the glass if necessary.

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