What`s The Difference Between PIAA Xtreme White Plus and OSRAM Cool Blue Intense?

What`s The Difference Between PIAA Xtreme White Plus and OSRAM Cool Blue Intense?

Say hello to the new PIAA Xtreme White Plus styling range! You may be familiar with the specs of these new bulbs, but how do they compare to OSRAM Cool Blue Intense?

Let's take a quick look at the differences between each range.

  PIAA Xtreme White Plus OSRAM Cool Blue Intense
Colour temperature 4000K Up to 4200K
Light on the road Offers more than standard Up to 20% more than standard
Road legal Yes Yes

Who will emerge victorious in The Battle Of The Bulbs?

Colour temperature

The PIAA Xtreme White Plus has a colour temperature of 4000K. This produces a colour that's whiter than standard, giving you a hint of style on the road ahead. The bulb achieves this colour temperature by adding a blue coating to the glass of the bulb, which helps to filter out yellow light.

However, it's the OSRAM Cool Blue Intense that wins this round. These bulbs are also manufactured with a blue coating on the glass, but they deliver a higher Kelvin rating - up to 4200K. This whiter light not only looks stylish but also can be slightly more comfortable on the eyes. White light is close to daylight on the spectrum and so a whiter light can potentially help you to feel more awake and alert on the road.

Light on the road

It's a draw in this round! Both Cool Blue Intense and Xtreme White Plus bulbs produce extra light on the road in comparison to standard. OSRAM's Cool Blue Intense delivers up to 20% extra, whilst PIAA's Xtreme White Plus utilises XTRA technology to deliver extra power on the road. Both bulbs will help you see further, spotting any potential hazards more quickly and easily than with a standard bulb.

Don't forget - these ranges do produce more light on the road, but they are styling products. Their power goes into producing a whiter light than a brighter one. If you'd rather use a range that offers maximum light output, take a look at our Maximum Performance bulbs.

Road legal

Some styling bulbs are not road legal. When halogen headlights reach a colour temperature of 4300K or higher, they are classed as non-road legal. The light produced by the bulbs becomes too white/blue, and can confuse other drivers who mistake these lights for those of the emergency services.

Both PIAA Xtreme White Plus and OSRAM Cool Blue Intense car bulbs are fully road legal, meaning that you can be stylish on the road, worry-free!

So, which bulb is better?

Both ranges offer similar benefits and will give you a similar effect on the road. Basically, it's all down to personal preference!

Shop PIAA Xtreme White Plus here.

Shop OSRAM Cool Blue Intense here.