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Autoexpress have just done another test of H7 headlight bulbs.

Bulbs - We test 30 | Products | Auto Express

Top of the test is (again) the Philips X-Treme bulb. Just fitted some myself, and they are good.

Don't forget, the forum has a discount at Autobulbs.

The test ethos is:

At the heart of this test is the amount of light a bulb puts on the road. So, we adjusted each product in a BMW 1-Series headlamp until the glare was within legal limits. We then measured the light at 50 metres on the kerb and in the centre of the road, plus at 75 metres.

To get our beam rating, we used an industry formula, adding the 50-metre readings and doubling the 75-metre figure – where light is needed most. We took an average from our two bulbs; the higher the rating the better.
[table="head"]Bulb|Price|Beam rating
Plus 50 bulbs - Philips X-treme Power|£27.95|172
Plus 50 bulbs - Philips VisionPlus|£24.95|154
50 plus bulbs - Osram Night Breaker|£22.47|142
Blue bulbs - Philips BlueVision|£26.95|135
Long life bulbs - Philips EcoVision|£15.99|132
Plus 30 bulbs - Philips Premium|£19.50|130
Plus 50 bulbs - Halfords Extreme Brilliance|£45.98|129
Plus 50 bulbs - Ring XenonMax|£22.55|125
Plus 50 bulbs - Narva Range Power 50|£23.58|121
Blue bulbs - Narva Range Power Blue|£20.50|119
Plus 50 bulbs - PowerBulbs PowerPlus|£24.95|117
Plus 50 bulbs - Halfords Super Brilliance|£39.98|112
Plus 50 bulbs - GE MegaLight Ultra|£25.99|111
Blue bulbs - Osram Cool Blue|£21.27|110
Blue bulbs - PIAA Platinum White|£37.31|109
Long life bulbs - Philips LongerLife|£23.40|104
Blue bulbs - ABD StyleVision|£15.65|103
Blue bulbs - Ring XtremeBlue|£25.52|101
Plus 50 bulbs - Osram Silverstar|£20.35| 98
Blue bulbs - Halfords Super Brilliance Blue|£45.98| 97
Plus 30 bulbs - Bosch Xenon|£37.98| 94
Plus 50 bulbs - Ring UltraXenon|£19.57| 93
Plus 30 bulbs - Halfords Super Brilliance|33.98 | 90
Long life bulbs - Autolamps XP Extra Performance|£6.65 |87
Blue bulbs - Autolamps PowerWhite|£7.92 | 83
Standard bulbs - Ring Autobulb|£13.98| 80
Plus 30 bulbs - Ring XenonPlus|£13 So| 69
Standard bulbs - Consumabulbs PX26D|£7.90 | 58
Standard bulbs - Autobar|£11.99| 52
Standard Bulbs - Halfords Value Twin Pack|£16.99| 28
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Despite what it states, I still think that My Ring Xenon Max +100% bulbs out perform the Philips X-treme ones.
It could be down to reflector shape...?
 

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This is the second civic i've fitted philips x-tremes to, and being honest I think they give off more light than my previous civic with 6000k HID's. It may be down to the reflector design in this model, but on '0' setting there seems to be a much longer beam of light compared to the EP civic
 

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gave as a present philips X-tremes to one guy for his Mercedes and he is jumping now every everning turning on lights.
I have Night Guide DL, quite interesting bulbs as for me.
 

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gave as a present philips X-tremes to one guy for his Mercedes and he is jumping now every everning turning on lights.
I have Night Guide DL, quite interesting bulbs as for me.
I've had trouble finding much information about the Night Guide DL lights - how is the color and brightness? The phillips site boasts of putting three different zones of color which is...unique atleast.

What I read makes them seem quite interesting, but haven't found any real world tests or reviews.

Cheers,
Matthew
 

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i purchased the magazine that this test was done in and phillips won in all category's,no surprise there only osram came close.
 

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What I read makes them seem quite interesting, but haven't found any real world tests or reviews.
did not find one detailed as well, but bought the bulbs and must say it makes difference-bright and long going light. Better I would say only Philips Xtreem, but with NG DL you have three color that gives your car some mistery appearance as well as, longer life, better price, and most of all better vision.
 

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I have installed on my Civic the x-treme power bulbs in my opinion its the best conventional bulbs that i have seen so far the light is great whatever the weather conditions and the light disperson to the sides is amazing, its kind of like the afl headlights, it illuminates when you turn the car to both sides, so if you want a conventional bulb choose this one ;)
 

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Was about to order these this morning, and noticed on the Powerbulbs website there is a new bulb due to be released in October - Extreme Vision H7. Did a quick search but couldnt find out much about them. At 47 squid theyd better be something special though!
 

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sorry to bring back this old thread but i am on the market for some bulb as the old pair died but i was very happy with them long story short I am looking for good white-blue color bulbs with decent output but the color is the most important figure for me

looking for suggestions and links where i can buy them

Thanks.
 
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