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4) HID Warehouse



Likely the most affordable HID replacement bulbs out on the market, HID Warehouse specializes in HID bulbs and conversion kits for a wide range of makes and models of vehicles. The company offers replacement bulbs in pairs for various applications and colors, depending on the temperature you want, including 3000K, 5000K, 6000K, 8000K, 10000K, Ruby Pink, Midnight Purple, and Deep Blue. Again, check with your stateís official laws before choosing a bulb thatís brighter than 5000K.

HID Warehouse also offers a two-year warranty with its products, so despite its low price, youíre getting a bit of a guarantee with live tech support based in the U.S.

The replacement bulbs are also compatible with most aftermarket HID kits, and each pair of bulbs includes two plug-and-play wiring harnesses allowing for a quick and easy installation. HID Warehouse says its bulbs are waterproof and shockproof, 100-percent reversible, and have received ISO9001 certification.

Like Kensunís bulbs, HID Warehouseís bulbs are ideal if youíre looking for an affordable replacement, or even a temporary solution. Just keep in mind that some owners have run into issues with their life spans, which is to be expected given their price compared to Philips and Sylvania.



Pros:


Extremely affordable
Wide selection of bulb types and color temperature options
Two-year warranty

Cons:

Shorter life span than expensive bulbs

5) CougarMotor HID Replacement Bulbs




Another affordable and popular option comes from CougarMotor, with its HID bulbs available in various sizes and colors, although the company doesnít offer as much of a variety as Kensun and HID Warehouse. Buyers can choose from 4300K, 5000K, 6000K, and 8000K color temperatures for 35-watt bulbs.

CougarMotor says each bulb is laser aligned to the base during the manufacturing process, ensuring a tight beam pattern. The blend of xenon gas is also measured to the proper color temperature and is said to not fade over time. The bulbs have a projected lifespan of 3,000 hours, offer up to 7600 lumens per pair, are IP67 waterproof, and come with a two-year warranty.


Like other aftermarket bulbs, CougarMotorís product comes with a plug-and-play harness that is designed to fit your factory OEM housing without any necessary wiring or modifications.

Again, keep in mind when purchasing budget HID bulbs that they may not always have the best quality control. Thereís always the chance you get a bad bulb, so purchase from a reputable retailer that wonít cause a headache if you need to return or exchange the product.


Pros:

Extremely affordable
Color temperature options
IP67 waterproof
Two-year warranty

Cons:

Projected 3,000-hour life span is shorter than most HID bulbs

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Top 5 Best Halogen Headlight Bulbs

Top 5 Best Halogen Headlight Bulbs

Shopping for replacement halogen headlight bulbs can be confusing, with a plethora of options available. We break it all down for you here.

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Shopping for replacement halogen headlight bulbs can be confusing, with a plethora of options available not just online, but at your local auto parts store. Before you decide which brand and model bulb you want to purchase, youíll need to know what type of bulb your car needs. From there, you can narrow down the options available for your vehicle.

Most replacement halogen bulbs are available in either a twin pack or a single pack, but some manufacturers only offer certain bulb fitments in a single pack. Keep that in mind when youíre purchasing new headlight bulbs, to make sure youíre getting the quantity you need. If youíre planning to upgrade to a whiter, brighter halogen bulb, it is highly recommended to replace both bulbs at the same time. Otherwise, one headlight will be brighter than the other, which could affect road visibility.

If youíre trying to narrow down your options for the best halogen headlight bulb for your car, youíve come to the right place. Most manufacturers offer several tiers of replacement bulbs, some of which are original equipment specs, while others are brighter for increased visibility. The one you should purchase depends on your needs Ė if you often drive at night or in rural or dimly lit streets, you may want to get a brighter bulb to increase your visibility.


1) Philips X-tremeVision




Philips is one of the most well-known brands in the automotive lighting industry. The company claims that one in two cars in Europe, and one in three cars worldwide is equipped with Philips lighting. The brand offers numerous halogen replacement bulbs for cars, with the X-tremeVision being one of the best if youíre looking for an upgrade from the standard bulbs that your car came with.

Available in a wide selection of fitments and in both single and twin packs, the Philips X-tremeVision is advertised as offering over 100 percent more vision on the road compared to a bulb that meets standard minimum legal requirements, equating in a beam thatís up to 115 feet longer. The headlight bulbs are DOT compliant, so you wonít have run into any legal issues by using them. Theyíre ideal for nighttime drivers, or drivers who often drive in rural areas or dimly lit streets.

Since they are high-performance bulbs however, their advertised service life is lower than a standard halogen bulb. If you mostly drive for a long time with your headlights on each day, these bulbs may be expensive to own over the lifetime of your vehicle. If you want something thatís more cost-effective, Philips has other options in its lineup that sacrifices performance for longevity.


Pros:

Well-known manufacturer
Over 100 percent more vision compared to standard minimum legal requirements
115-foot longer beam
DOT compliant
Best performance

Cons:


Price
Shorter life


2) Sylvania Silverstar Ultra




If you have ever shopped for replacement bulbs at an auto parts store, chances are youíve seen the Sylvania brand name. The brightest down-road halogen headlight in the companyís portfolio is the Silverstar Ultra, offering more clarity, better night vision, and a much whiter light compared to standard halogen bulbs. Like the Philips X-tremeVision, the Silverstar Ultra is available in a variety of fitments in single and twin packs.

As the brightest down-road bulb in its lineup, the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra is also one of its most expensive, so keep that in mind if youíre looking for a budget option. Similar to other high-performance bulbs, the SilverStar Ultra also doesnít last as long compared to standard bulbs and itís the price you will have to pay for brighter headlights.

The Silverstar Ultra bulbs offers a whiter light, which helps improve the clarity and contrast of objects in front of you on the road. Itís naturally safer to drive when itís easier to distinguish between objects down-road, or even on the side of the road.

Again, there are other options from Sylvania available if you donít need the brightest bulb of the bunch and want to have something that lasts a bit longer. The company offers several different tiers of brightness at different price ranges.

Sylvania says all its headlights are 100-percent street legal and are designed to not increase glare for oncoming traffic.


Pros:


Most down-road visibility (of all Sylvania headlights)
Enhanced clarity
Great for driving at night
100-percent street legal
Best performance

Cons:


Price
Shorter Life

3) PIAA Xtreme White Hybrid





Fans of motorsports will recognize the PIAA name. The company specializes in manufacturing visibility products such as auxiliary lights, bulbs, and wipers for the automotive industry since 1963. Providing the best possible balance between performance and bulb life are the PIAA Xtreme White Hybrid bulbs, which utilizes features from both the Xtreme White Plus and Night Tech product lines.

PIAA says the Xtreme White Hybrid provide high output and reliability, featuring a newly-developed bulb coating that provides a much bigger and whiter beam than stock bulbs. They are also DOT compliant for street-legal operation and are backed by a one-year warranty. Youíll find them mostly available as a two-pack for a variety of applications.

As we mentioned before, high-performance bulbs tend to have short life spans. The PIAA Xtreme White Hybrid balances both performance and longevity, making them a great option for those that want the best of both worlds. They are whiter and brighter than stock bulbs, with up to 3900K color for increased depth perception and contrast.

Each bulb is said to be made from the highest quality quartz glass and alloy filaments, designed and constructed for long-lasting performance. The company says the alloy filaments are ďfar better at dispersing heat than regular metals,Ē which helps ensure the bulbs will perform at higher output for longer amounts of time. PIAA also offers a one-year warranty on its Xtreme White Hybrid bulbs.


Pros:


Whiter and brighter than stock bulbs
Up to 3900K color for increased clarity
Balance between performance and bulb life
One-year warranty

Cons:


Price
Not the brightest bulb available

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4) Hella Standard



If you donít frequently drive at night or on dimly lit roads, Hella has a wide range of original equipment replacement bulbs available. Available in single or twin packs, Hella Standard replacement bulbs are a very affordable option if upgraded performance isnít a necessity. They are available for a wide range of halogen headlights and you should easily find one that fits your car.

The Hella Standard bulbs are ideal if youíre looking for a cost-efficient replacement bulb. And since they arenít designed to be significantly brighter than standard bulbs, they will last a long time. If youíre satisfied with the performance of your factory headlights, then Hella Standard bulbs are a great choice for replacements.

Keep in mind that the advertised light color for the Hella Standard bulbs is 3200K, so youíll still have a bit of a yellowish tint to your lighting.

Hella does offer high-performance bulbs as well, with higher wattage and increased visibility. Just remember that brighter bulbs typically have half the service life of standard bulbs. If youíre shopping for a long-lasting option and donít care as much for performance, the company offers a long life bulb that claims to deliver up to 200-percent longer life than standard bulbs.


Pros:


Extremely affordable
Long lasting
OE quality
Wide range of applications

Cons:


Minimal increased performance/visibility
3200K color

5) GE Nighthawk



A popular mid-range option, GE Nighthawk bulbs provide up to 50 percent more light than standard GE halogen lamps. They arenít the brightest bulbs available, but they do offer a good balance between performance and life. Depending on your needs, there are brighter and whiter Nighthawk products available in the form of Nighthawk Sport and Nighthawk Platinum, with the latter delivering 90 percent more light than standard GE bulbs.

The GE Nighthawk offers a whiter light than standard bulbs, resulting in increased clarity for the road ahead. But like other bulbs that offer brighter and whiter light, they donít last as long. These bulbs are like the PIAA Xtreme White Hybrid bulbs but are more competitively priced with similar performance and longevity.

Theyíre a great option if youíre looking to improve performance knowing that the bulbs will have to be replaced more often than standard bulbs. GE Nighthawk bulbs are ideal for drivers that do moderate driving at nighttime or on dimly lit roads and donít require the best performance available.

Like all the recommendations on this list, GE Nighthawk bulbs are street legal, while offering an affordable way to upgrade the performance of your headlights. They are available in either single or twin packs in a wide variety of applications.


Pros:

Brighter than stock
Competitively priced
Whiter color output

Cons:


Not the brightest available
Shorter life span

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