|Item Weight||5.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.2 x 4.2 x 2.3 inches|
|Item model number||12972XPS2|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Manufacturer Part Number||12972XPS2|
Philips H7 X-treme Power Replacement Bulb, (Pack of 2)
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Philips X-treme Power performance headlamp deliver up to an astounding 80% more light than standard halogens. Simply stated, they're the brightest DOT approved halogen available. X-treme Power Bulbs deliver superior nighttime visibility with a powerful beam that enhances driver performance and driving safety. Ideal for those who want their cars to stand out in the crowd. X-treme Power's aggressive style is a new "must-have" for tuners and high performance drivers.
Top Customer Reviews
* bright light output for halogens
* wider than average beam pattern
* excellent build quality (made in Germany)
* smaller size bulbs makes installation easier
* shorter lifetime compared to regular bulbs (150hr)
first thing i do when buying new cars is changing their bulbs. cars, specially economy ones like civics and corollas, are equipped with long life low output lights. only bulbs i don't change are for my HID equipped luxury vehicle. as for halogens, I have tried many bulbs and i have learned 3 important lessons:
1. Do not buy those blue tinted bulbs that run on dangerously high voltage
2. performance bulbs die quickly
3. Philips x-treme are the best darn halogens out there
No matter which halogen bulbs you buy, if they claim more brightness (ie. sylvania silverstra ultra, osram nightbreaker, philips x-treme) they will not last you long. This because the filament burns at higher temperatures to improve brightness. Even still, the Philips x-tremes lasted significantly longer than the sylvania silverstar ultras. Philips x-treme lasted for about 1.5 years or roughly 150-200 hours compared to sylvania's 15 hours! They are also brighter than the sylvanias but not as white. also compared to other bulbs, philips x-treme powers are really well built with water resistant quartz glass and smaller than normal bulb size which makes them easier to install. Overall i recommend this bulb due to its higher than average light output and wider beam pattern. Only disadvantage is reduced bulb life time. Note that there are now newer Philips x-treme vision +100, which are slightly (10%) brighter.
To my amazement the new bulbs were barely any different at all! I was surprised because I've read that halogen bulbs get dimmer as they age, and you would expect 5+ year old bulbs to be dimmer than brand new bulbs. What I did notice was that the beam pattern of the Philips bulbs was raised ever so slightly so that less of the foreground was illuminated. I'm guessing that this is how they can make those claims of increased lighting. You can do the exact same thing by aiming your headlights higher.
Also, that little blue colored ring doesn't do anything.
Don't let the fancy package fool you. You're better off buying the cheap (but brand name) halogen bulbs. If you want something that looks significantly better, try the Sylvania Silverstars. I love those, but they don't last nearly as long as regular bulbs (but it's worth the price to pay for the whiter color).
My only issue and why I gave these 4 stars instead of 5 was that the driver's side bulb went out after just less than a year, but I do a ton of off-roading on some very rough roads and that always beats up the filaments in all of my lights. For just street driving, I would expect these to last twice as long.
Overall, these are great lights and I just bought another set to replace the burnt bulb and have a spare onhand.