Philips Diamond Vision

Wouldn’t it be great to give your car the look of xenon headlights for less than the price of a tank of petrol? With the new Philips Diamond Vision range you can now give your car a more stylish and distinctive look and all you have to do is swap your headlight bulbs.
Philips DiamondVision H7
The Diamond Vision bulbs are halogen bulbs that burn at 5000k. Typical halogen bulbs burn at just under 3000k, giving a yellow tint to the light. At around 4000k you start to get a bright white light, and as the bulb burns hotter you then start to get progressively more blue tint to the light.

Philips Diamond Vision Comparison

This gives Diamond Vision a bright white light with a subtle blue tint, giving your lights a distinctive appearance that is much closer to HID xenon lights than most other aftermarket bulbs. It also helps make your lights look a lot more upmarket than some of the cheaper ‘blue’ bulbs that look like the headlights have been coloured-in with a blue marker.

Philips Diamond Vision bulbs are available in in H1, H4 and H7 fittings. Because they are replacement bulbs you don’t need to worry about messing about with wiring or changing fuses, it’s a simple case of removing the old bulb and popping these in instead.

Legal matters: thanks to the excessive blue tint Philips Diamond Vision bulbs are not legal for road use in the UK, so are really only useful for show cars or off roaders. If you fit some of these and then get pulled by the police, please don’t say I didn’t warn you! If you’re after the brightest road-legal upgrades you should choose either Philips X-Treme Power or Osram Nightbreakers.

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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  1. I bought some of these for my Astra and they are awesome, look like xenons and are just as bright.

  2. OK so I like everything about them that I hear and they are not road legale in the UK, but how about here in the US, more like Maine. I want so bad to put these in my 2011 silverado 1500 but are afraid of the legale hassel if they are not meant to be used on the road….Let me know Will ya….Thanks Tony

  3. Hi Tony, as far as I can tell they’re not road legal in the UK, Europe or USA. Something to do with missing E-marks.

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