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208 of 226 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2012
Style Name: H7Verified Purchase
Everything turn out as expected. I shall see how long these bulbs last. I posted these photos because some people were saying the light is still yellow. If these is yellow I don't see it, the light looks much much whiter :o)
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERon March 17, 2012
Style Name: H1
I needed to replace the headlights on my 2003 Subaru Outback, and decided to give these bulbs a try seeing as they claimed to be white(r) than stock. Read ahead for a (in my mind) fair review.

PROS
- Coming from my car's stock, these are bright and very white
- Relatively durable
- DOT Compliant
- Not blue

CONS
- Don't last long enough for money spent

COLOR
Personally, I dislike the blue tinted HID headlights. When in the car, I find them very distracting and I just don't like the color tint. These CrystalVisions do not have a blue tint, and while they are definitely not HID, they aren't yellow either! When reading reviews where people say that they aren't different from their stock headlights, it is important to note that they might be comparing it to the stock bulbs, and some manufacturers have whiter stock bulbs than others. I know that my 2003 Subaru Outback had yellowish bulbs, and in comparison these are much whiter. It all depends on what came stock with your car!

DURABILITY
This is my one complaint. These didn't last very long...maybe a few months at the most. I installed them properly, using new mechanic gloves to avoid getting oils on the bulb. Several months later, you guessed it, I was opening up the hood again to replace the first. I decided to go with a more expensive but reportedly longer lasting bulb, and so far no problems. If these had lasted 6 months, I probably would buy them again at the current price of just over $20...but at this point I am sticking with the other brand I found!

OVERALL
You might get lucky, I have read reviews of these lasting upwards of 9-10 months, but I wonder how often these people drive at night. I'm not recommending these if you don't want to spend $120 on headlights a year!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2013
Style Name: H11Verified Purchase
Was thinking about purchasing an HID kit for my Volvo S40, but after some research learned cheap HID kits can severally damage my wiring and fry some things such as the windshield wiper motor. I was sick of my yellow halogens, I wanted a brighter, whiter light that would not only look good, but provide good light output. The said thing about halogen bulbs is for the most part you get to pick between color, or light output. You COULD buy cheap ebay blue bulbs that will put out the color of HIDs but the actual light put out will be utterly useless and dangerous. The other option is the expensive Sylvania Silverstar, or the Silverstar Ultras, which do put out a lot of light, but are very yellow and don't last long at all. I am happy to say these phillips bulbs are the best I've seen at USEABLE light for driving, and color to add style to your vehicle so they fall right in the middle for a perfect fit for me, or anyone else looking for functional nice looking lights. The color is WHITE, not blue, but at night the white is a blue hue which is especially seen on road signs. Light output is superb, I can definitely see the road is lit up more and street signs and reflectors light up sooner giving me more time to react. I have projector lenses, so the stock bulbs threw just as wide as these so I cannot comment on how wide they are, but they look great. These are the bulbs for you if you are looking for the perfect balance between style and usability.
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57 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
Style Name: H11Verified Purchase
I purchased these to replace my OEM H11 halogens on my 09 Subaru Forester. These lights are truly white and are a vast improvement over the OEM yellowish lights. I now see the whole road clearly and can also see further down the road. The lights have an even beam and have a slight hint of blue which does give it that HID look. After considering the HID conversion, I found that converting would also mean getting the correct HID projector in order for the HID bulb to reflect the light evenly and correct. Too much money to convert to HID the right way. This is the best option and it really enhances the look of the headlight. It's a great alternative if you don't want to spend too much money and still get a quality bulb.
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49 of 59 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 26, 2011
Style Name: H1Verified Purchase
Although i didn't buy my first set from Amazon. These bulbs are brighter than the stock bulbs that came with my 2002 Acura RSX. They lasted about 35,000 miles before one burned out. I believe this is more than your Osram/Sylvania average. The bulbs are tinted blue which gives the headlamp similar to the color of HIDs but definitely not the same output/volume of light. You simply can't get the same amount of output without converting from a halogen system to HIDs. I recommend you try these if you want better light output then what originally (OEM) came with the vehicle.

Note: This is not 35,000 miles of night time driving. Just racked up 35,000 miles after installation.

Update 11/28/12
My second set from Amazon, I had one bulb burn out after 15,000 miles. Installed in March of 2011 and died in November of 2012. Guess there are consistency issues here.
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43 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2011
Style Name: H11Verified Purchase
Wanted HID headlights for my 2.5 Altima but after reading numerous reviews of how dangerous and in-effective the cheap Chinese kits are without the proper housing I decided to go with these.

The color is great! It's not as white as Acura or Lexus HID's but darn close. Much brighter than oem bulbs and they have a very wide spread and exact cutoff in the distance. I still have the stock oem bulbs in my fog lights and these make them look orange/yellow.

Please people do your research before putting a HID kit in a halogen housing. Your lights may have the nice blue/white color but your beam is very narrow and does not have a consistent cutoff point. They look cool but you lose what you can see to the sides and blind oncoming traffic.

Give these a shot instead, plug and play and they look great.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2010
Style Name: H11Verified Purchase
The light is white and gives premium look.
It was very bright and made huge difference from OEM brightness level.
I just have to watch for life of the bulb now.Philips H11 CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulb, Pack of 2
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2012
Style Name: H7Verified Purchase
The bulb colour is approximately the advertised 4000K. It's certainly not that bright HID white; you'll want to go to the Diamondvision 5000K bulbs for that. Still, if you want a nice, natural 4000K bulb, this is a good buy. The price is right, and they haven't failed in the 2 months I've had them. Hardly an indication of how long it'll last, but it ought to be better than the Sylvania's. I feel like the throw has increased when I drive at night, and can now clearly see where the left beam is shorter than the right beam (as it should be). For anybody wondering, the bulbs have a slight blue tint to them.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2011
Style Name: H7Verified Purchase
You really can't beat the price for a pair of headlights, and these are incredibly bright. They put my factory Sylvanias to shame. They really increase road visibility, and despite what any website will tell you, these DO work on any car that takes H7 bulbs like my '97 Mercedes, so if your manual says your car takes an H7, don't hesitate to buy it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2012
Style Name: H7Verified Purchase
These lights are a good alternative to Sylvania Silvestar headlights. In my experience the Silvestar lights don't last much more than a year. The Phillips on the other hand look as good as the Silvestars and last much longer. I have had a set of these in my car for almost 2 years without any problem.
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