The Philips Racing Vision headlight bulb is the latest, and possibly greatest, street legal Halogen bulb on the market. What makes it so great and how does it compare to their other premium headlight bulb range, the Philips X-treme Vision bulb? In this article we’re going to compare these two premium headlight bulbs on three key points to explain why you should consider upgrading your cars headlight bulbs before the long winter nights arrive.
Philips Racing Vision Vs Philips X-treme Vision
According to Philips the X-treme Vision bulbs have a life expectancy of approximately 450 hours. In comparison the new Philips Racing Vision headlight bulbs have a life expectancy of approximately 200 hours.
Whilst this may seem very short, especially in comparison to non premium car bulbs, it is important to note that the light and beam length produced by both bulbs is far greater than any standard bulb.
Please note: the lifetime of car bulbs can vary due to the differing running voltages of different vehicles and different types of driving.
The Philips X-treme Vision bulb produces a light beam which is up to 130% more than any standard bulb. Amazingly Philips have been able to improve on this performance with the new Racing Vision collection which boasts a beam performance of up to 150% more than standard bulbs. That’s a staggering 20% increase on the X-treme Vision.
With the long dark winter nights fast approaching, this increase in beam performance could just make the difference to your safety. The ability to see further and more clearly, allows you to identify any potentially dangerous situations earlier than if you had a standard bulb fitted.
Both the new Philips Racing Vision and Philips X-treme Vision bulbs have a colour temperature of between 3400K-3700K. The bright white light produced gives a crisper, high definition view, enabling you to pick out more detail on the road ahead. This is especially noticeable with reflective road signs, allowing for a quicker and easier read, meaning you can stay focused on the road ahead. Whiter headlight bulbs also provide an upgrade in style and appearance to older vehicles, mimicking HID (High Intensity Discharge) systems.
Which Bulb Should You Buy?
Both these bulbs are excellent premium choices for any vehicle.
If you’re purely looking for beam intensity and length then I would have to suggest the New Philips Racing Vision bulb. However, this bulb is currently only available in H4 & H7 fittings.
If you are happy to compromise slightly on beam length and intensity for a longer life bulb then the Philips X-treme Vision bulb, available in H1, H4 & H7 fittings, is the perfect choice.
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