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60% more light on the road
Superior quality with enhanced visibility
Up to 80+ feet longer beam compared to a standard halogen bulb
Faster reaction time can save lives. Philips VisionPlus produces 60% more light (compared to a standard halogen bulb), which allows drivers to see farther for greater safety and comfort. Philips VisionPlus is the performance choice for safety-conscious drivers. Offering high-performance and excellent value, VisionPlus is the right choice for today's demanding drivers.
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I did some research on automotive lighting and the best option for bright headlights. I used to buy Sylvania Silverstars because of the ice-blue tint that mimicks the HID look. After about 5 pairs in 4 months, I realized how horrible they are and upon further research that the coating actually reduces the brightness.
Found a lot of reviews on car forums talking about the brand Osram and how they make the real Silverstars. These bulbs are uncoated and are called the 55W Ultra High Efficacy Plus 50. These bulbs are manufactured by Osram (Silverstars), Narva (Rangepower+50), Tungsram (Megalicht), and Philips (VisionPlus).
Out of all of them, Philips is the easiest to get a hold of in the US which lead me to purchase them here.
A standard bulb produces 1550 Lumens and a Plus +50 bulb produces 1750 Lumens. They are the brightest legal bulbs you can purchase and all those "ice blue" "extreme white" bulbs are junk, they are estimated to...
These are much better, and longer lasting than the equivalent/similar sylvania model which only seem to last just 5 months. These Philips VisionPlus bulbs usually last me 9 months to a year or more, and they throw a good amount of bright, white light that lights up the road very nicely! They may not be as bright as HID bulbs, but I can't stand that kind of painful light coming at me from other cars, so I don't want to do that to others either. But these are very good, last the longest in their class, and a decent value. I have been buying them for my '01 Honda CR-V for a several years on & off, but when I couldn't find them one time in my local auto parts stores, I ended up buying the sylvania equivalents like I did years ago, and once again all I got out of those was about 5 months! But one thing I found out over the years overall is that the brighter the bulb, the shorter their life is...at least when it comes to hologen headlamp bulbs. But the Philips bulbs seem to last the longest.
The bulb appears to be slightly brighter and slightly higher in color temperature (whiter in color) than my factory Honda bulb. The dispersal pattern is also broader, if this is good or bad depends on what you want/need I guess.
I would say that you really won't notice a difference in brightness over factory, the only time I can is on a closed garage door under close scrutiny. While driving dark roads, I don't notice a discernible difference. However, I guess I would buy again, as these are similar price when compared to factory replacements, so why not get slightly more performance I guess.
We'll see how long they last. I was surprised my factory bulb burned out after only 3 years / 45kmi, I guess "they just don't make them like they used to." I'll report back after failure, if I remember to haha.
****Update*****: The first bulb burned out after about 2.5 years of usage, around 40,000 miles. So this is on par of the life of the factory bulb.
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