What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost And Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2?

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What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost And Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2?

What`s The Difference Between OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost And Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2?

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You may already be familiar with the Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2 range. Have you heard about the newest bulb on the block - the OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost? Both offer great styling benefits, but which is best? Find out below in our Battle Of The Bulbs!

To help you compare the different features of these two ranges, take a look at the table below:

  Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2 OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost
Colour temperature Up to 5000K Up to 7000K
Light on the road 120% extra light output No extra light output
Road legal Yes No


Colour temperature

With a Kelvin rating of up to 5000K, the Philips Xenon WhiteVision is a good choice for those wanting a crisp white light. This colour temperature not only ensures a stylish, classic xenon HID look, but also resembles natural daylight in appearance, and so is kinder to the eyes.

The OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost offers an exceptionally high colour temperature, reaching up to 7000K. A vivid blue-white light is achieved as a result, ideal for drivers who are looking to make a strong style statement.

Although both ranges produce high Kelvin ratings, the Xenarc Cool Blue Boost’s striking blue-white light is certainly unique. If you're looking to make a strong statement on the road, choose OSRAM's Xenarc Cool Blue Boost. If it’s a crystal-clear white light you prefer, the Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2 fits the bill perfectly.


Extra light output

Generally, a bluer light colour comes at the cost of extra light on the road - a common feature of many styling ranges. The Xenarc Cool Blue Boost projects no more light than a standard xenon bulb. Its power goes into producing the bluest light possible.

With its cool white colour, however, the Xenon WhiteVision Gen2 delivers up to 120% more light on the road than a standard bulb. With this range, you'll be able to spot potential hazards on the road more easily.

Clearly, the Xenon WhiteVision gen2’s extra light output is a great benefit of this headlight range. But, if style is more your concern, the Xenarc Cool Blue Boost’s standard light output will still help you to see the road ahead, just with a much cooler colour temperature.


Road legality

Where many headlight bulbs offer a stylish light colour, this often comes at the cost of road legality. Thankfully, this isn’t the case with the WhiteVision Gen2, whose crisp white light is completely road legal.

Unfortunately, however, the use of blue-tinted headlights on public roads is often illegal. This is due to the confusion they may cause when identifying the blue lights of emergency service vehicles. Because of this the Xenarc Cool Blue Boost range is only legal for off-road usage.


So, which bulb is best?

It's all down to personal preference. Both bulbs perform brilliantly at what they do. If you'd rather go for full, striking style, choose the OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost for its colour temperature of up to 7000K. If you'd like a bit of a mix of style and extra light on the road, the Philips Xenon Whitevision gen2 is the bulb for you. You'll benefit from a whiter light, plus 120% more light.

Shop OSRAM Xenarc Cool Blue Boost here.

Shop Philips Xenon WhiteVision gen2 here.