Join Date: Aug 2011
location: Ontario, Canada
'13 SF XL Limited, Becketts Black, Saddle Interior
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I personally do not like the blue color of these "HID wannbe" bulbs. I can often tell the difference between these and a true HID from miles away.
That's why I went with the GE Nighthawk Platinum. Rather than being a completely blue bulb, the GE only has a small strip of blue to create a nice white headlight, therefore, not trying to be something it is definitely not...ie. HID.
Fact is though, all these 'super bright' bulbs will only last between 10-16 months because they burn so hot to get the light output. Of course, life depends on your driving conditions etc.
I can say though, that some fellow Highlander owners, raved the Philips X-Treme bulb they purchased from the UK. The longevity seems to be much better with these bulbs over many others, including my GE. Prices are reasonable too.