How do these compare to HIR bulbs and are these bulbs tinted?
Funny how they dont reveal actual light output in lumens. Brighter, whiter, plus plus plus, but no real specs.......all marketing
Nice to have another reasonably legitimate option, but Philips Xtreme Power is better (less blue glass, more clear glass), and the Philips HIR1/HIR2, in applications that will safely handle the extra light and lack of blacktop on the HIR2, are better still.
Thanks for the answers so far!
After shopping for prices on the Nightbreakers, it appears that the 9005/9006 applications are made in the USA, which seems odd since they don't use the Osram name in the USA (and there's no Sylvania-branded equivalent); they may not even have DOT markings on them.
Also, why doesn't Osram make HIR bulbs?
What evidence are you finding (and where) that the 9005-6 bulbs are US-made and don't bear DOT markings? And why are you even still shopping for these when you've been pointed at two better options? Just curious.
You'd have to ask them. It will be interesting to see if they decide to get into that business now that so many Ford, Chrysler, and GM vehicles, among others, are using the HIR2 as factory equipment. If they do, it will probably have to be a totally different design than Philips uses; I believe Philips probably has patented their design.Also, why doesn't Osram make HIR bulbs?
(from a British seller)
I was just shopping for these because of my own curiosity. I will most likely end up getting the Philips HIR's
Also worth mentioning: Xtreme Power does not come in 9005, only 9006.
Last edited by haha1234; 02-08-2012 at 04:22 PM.
This is great news! If powerbulbs carries them with free shipping that'll be even better.
Both Philips Xtreme and Osram Nightbreaker lines are strongly recommended for those that shouldn't go HID.
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So now that these have been out for a couple months now, how does people like them compared to HIR2, GE Nighthawk Platiniums, and Philips Xtreme? I am in the market for an upgrade from my stock 9006 and I can't decide between these 4. Any help or pictures would be appreciated. Thanks!
Depending on the lamps, even with the full shield, there may be too much glare. What car do you have?