OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited vs. Philips X-treme Vision Bulb Comparison

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Battle of the Bulbs: OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited vs. Philips X-treme Vision

Battle of the Bulbs: OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited vs. Philips X-treme Vision

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The Philips X-treme Vision has now been replaced with X-treme Vision +130, which offers up to 130% more light on the road in comparison to a standard bulb.

Take a look at Philips X-treme Vision +130 here.

When it comes to maximum performance headlight bulbs there are two clear front runners in the market: the award winning Philips X-treme Vision and the brand new OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited. If you’re searching for upgrade headlight bulbs which offer maximum performance, you may be feeling torn between these two. Hopefully, this blog will make that decision a little easier for you.

So, what are the differences between Philips X-treme Vision and OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited?

Take a look at our handy table showing you the differences between the two ranges:

OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited Philips X-treme Vision
Up to 110% more light on the road compared to a standard bulb Up to 100% more light on the road compared to a standard bulb
Up to 35m longer light beam compared to a standard bulb Up to 35m longer light beam compared to a standard bulb
Colour temperature: Up to 4000K Colour temperature: 3700K

 

The award winner:  Philips X-treme Vision

Let’s start with Philips X-treme Vision and what it has to offer. In comparison to a standard halogen bulb, Philips X-treme Vision offers up to 100% more light on the road and up to 35 metres more visibility. With the X-treme Vision, it all comes down to the precise positioning of the filament. Each and every bulb produced by Philips is inspected to guarantee this.

These impressive bulbs are also award winning, too, with Philips X-treme Vision taking the coveted Auto Express Best Buy award not once, but twice, in 2011 and 2013!

 

The newbie: OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited

Now for the new kid on the block! Meet the OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited. The latest version of the Night Breaker is so new it missed out on entry into this year’s Auto Express Bulb Test. However, we predict big things for this range in tests to come. 

OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited offers up to 110% more light on the road in comparison to a standard headlight bulb. In addition, Unlimited also provides a longer light beam and a whiter light than your standard headlight bulb. The Night Breaker Unlimited is yet to take an Auto Express Best Buy award, but you only have to look at the success of its predecessor Night Breaker Plus and you know it’s going to follow suit. 
 

 

Our Verdict:

As you can see Philips X-treme Vision and OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited are pretty evenly matched. The Night Breaker Unlimited slightly outperforms Philips by 10% when it comes to light on the road. But X-treme Vision holds the reputation, with two Auto Express Best Buy awards under its belt.

With these two bulbs, it all really comes down to your budget. OSRAM Night breaker Unlimited offers better value for money, but the Philips X-treme Vision remains a firm favourite with our customers.

Shop OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited here.