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Whiter brighter than OEM. Bought 2 Philips Crystal Vision Ultra for my wife’s escape (H11 low and 9005 high beam) and a sylvania ZXE to compare. I had ZXEs on my old Crown Vic and loved them so well. People say they have shorter life span but they never failed me within the 2 years I had them. So I brought it up to the comparison. Please see photos. These Philips lights are definitely brighter than my OE Philips LL lights (LL for long life I believe), and OE sylvania on my truck. the 9005 is 5 watt higher claimed wattage and the H11 is the same. But don’t be fooled by the label. They ARE BRIGHTER!Some people said it’s just an "illusion" the higher color temperature gave you. OK. So I set my camera to Manual, with the exact same ISO, shutter speed, Aperture, etc within each comparison group (may differ between groups for better image). i.e. for each low beam, high beam comparison, they are shoot from the exact same position with same settings on the same evening. And you can see that the crystal Vision ultra and ZXE are brighter. Not as bright as Xenon or LED maybe, but better than OEM. I have been tossed in between Philips and ZXE. They performs well on both, ZXE seems brighter out of the box. But I was sold to the Philips longer claimed lifetime. and you can see from the comparison to my truck, which has ZXE bulb on, and was taken 2 days later. The Philips on the Escape is whiter. I still like the ZXE tho. just thinking to upgrade to LED when ZXE went out. Check it out!
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SYLVANIA 9006 SilverStar zXe High Performance Halogen Headlight Bulb, (Contains 2 Bulbs) Review
Was shopping for new 9007 headlight bulbs for my 2011 Nissan Pathfinder. Had already been using the SilverStar Ultra bulbs with no problems. My field of view while driving was very good. They’re still working fine but they do not give off a “White” light. They are definitely in the “yellow” spectrum. Was doing a bit of research and came across the Sylvania zXe bulbs. On Amazon the reviews were mixed but I took a chance anyway. I have to be honest, the zXe’s ABSOLUTELY do give off a “White” light. While changing the bulbs I had the drivers side headlight with the Ultra’s & the passenger side headlight with the zXe’s to see if there was a difference. It was noticeably different. I could not detect any “yellow” tint from the zXe bulb whatsoever. Brightness seems to be good. Will need to do more night-time driving to make sure. I say this because I thought I detected a teeny bit of light loss in my field of view while driving around. I’ll update later on just to be sure. Remember, they are not HID’s. If you want to eliminate the “yellowish” look of your current bulbs, my opinion is that these zXe’s will do the trick. How long will they last? That remains to be seen. If they die out on me prematurely, I’ll be sure to let you know. As for the mixed reviews here at Amazon, I think it all depends on which vehicle you apply these to. It may not look right on older cars possibly due to the reflector arrangement in the headlight assembly. If you notice, the headlight assembly in newer vehicles seem to have a more aggressive reflector pattern. These are just some of the things to keep in mind if you’re shopping around for bulbs. Bottom line: I’m pleasantly surprised & very happy with the bulbs. Could they cost a bit less?? Sure they can! Everything nowadays should be less expensive but that’s an entirely different issue. BTW, I rated these bulbs 4 out of 5 stars just because of the cost. They really should be less expensive. Reminder: Please wear latex gloves when changing your bulbs. If you touch the glass area of the bulb with your bare hands, the natural oils from your skin will ruin the bulb and may cause it to die out prematurely making your purchase way too expensive. Enjoy & take care. 9/24/12 UPDATE: On my suspicions that there might be some loss of light, I found it to be negative. The appearance of light loss only came into play when driving in a very well lit area. I tested this issue by re-installing the SilverStar Ultra bulbs and even went as far as re-installing the OEM bulbs. In my opinion, the Sylvania zXe bulbs still performed best. Just wanted to let you know. Take care. 12/8/13 UPDATE: Sylvania zXe’s are still burning strong. Also, on many occasions I’ve been getting oncoming drivers flashing their high-beams at me as we pass each other. Apparently this is proof that the zXe’s are extremely bright because oncoming drivers think I have my high-beams on when I don’t. I’ve had to flash them back to say like. .. hey man. . I’m low-beaming here. I’ve never experienced this phenomenon with the OEM’s or the Ultra’s. Except for the occasional good buddy warning me of Law Enforcement in the area. Just wanted to keep you guys & gals informed. Take care. 5/27/14 UPDATE: Well it finally happened. One of the bulbs pooped out on me so you know what that means. Time for replacements. I installed the old OEM’s temporarily and boy let me tell you, I don’t miss that hideous yellow tint. Ugly as hell. So I’m doing my research for my next set of bulbs. I’ll let you know which ones I choose. Who knows, I may just buy these zXe’s again. Catch you later. -Read Reviews-
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Honestly, if these weren’t on sale, I would have considered buying something else. Given the fact that they retail at $60 normally at your local auto parts store of choice, these are a really hard sale for someone like me who’s on a budget. I was perfectly content with running XtraVisions for the long run because they are simply the best bang for the buck. I drive for Uber and I’m out at night pretty frequently. One of my biggest concerns was not only better night vision on dark roads with limited to no street lights, but also "presence" to other drivers and pedestrians. Xtravisions don’t particularly get you noticed because of the yellow-white beam that looks stock and the fact that they aren’t terribly brighter than stock. However, SilverStar zXe bulbs will. I admit, I was skeptical because the bulb wattage was standard and there is something about "blue" tinted bulbs for "white" white that bugs me to no end. While they look great, they are completely useless in the rain and they aren’t all that brighter. Especially ones that are supposedly high wattage (HiPro Power). These though? Fantastic. During the day and early evening, yeah, they are definitely white, but with a very, very slight tinge of yellow. This is completely expected of halogens. Driving in a parking garage and driving as it started to get darker? Oh, yeah. These are crisp white and seriously much brighter than XtraVisions. The light output is amazing, the beams aren’t blinding, and the overall look and presence are definitely what I was looking for in bulbs. Granted, they are not HIDs but they give off the look of 4300K bulbs and are pretty bright regardless. I’ve had them for a few days and so far so good. Yet to see how long they last. I’m not expecting miracles because I drive a lot, but, I’ll definitely purchase these in the future! So far a better experience than I’ve had with PIAA bulbs (two duds in a row).