HID Lowbeam Output Comparison - By JVXDRIVER


Here's a comparison of some of the popular projectors in the market right now. I included both single and bi-xenon. In this post, I only compared lowbeam output. In the future, I will add more pics to include new projectors, after-market projector, custom shield, and other hybrids.

Car parked 35ft from wall in well lighted background. 3 shots taken for each projector, at 50ft, 35ft, and 10ft. I'm using Nikon D60 with ISO800, Speed 1/4" and Aperture 8.0 with a tripod. All projectors uses Philips 85122+ 35W D2S bulb and Matsushita Gen 3 35W ballast. Exceptions will be noted, as in the case of pnp projectors using non-oem bulbs.


At 50ft to Capture Entire Beam Spread

TSX - Oem Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


S2K - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430-f/RX330-b Hybrid - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


RX330 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Custom Curve Shield:


LS430 - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


TL - Oem ZKW e46 Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


E55 - ZKW-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Murano - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


FX - FX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Double Curve Shield:


IS250 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


ZKW e46 - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Straight Shield:


LR3 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Q45 - Oem Multi-Lenses and Oem Multi-Curve Shields:


IS250/RX330 Hybrid - STi-R Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


PnP G1 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP G3 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


Replica FX - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP Mini H1 - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


A4 Single Valeo - Oem TSX Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


A6 - Oem e30 Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


X5 (e39) - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield




35ft In Front of Car

TSX - Oem Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


S2K - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430-f/RX330-b Hybrid - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


RX330 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Custom Curve Shield:


LS430 - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


TL - Oem ZKW e46 Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


E55 - ZKW-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Murano - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


FX - FX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Double Curve Shield:


IS250 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


ZKW e46 - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Straight Shield:


LR3 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Q45 - Oem Multi-Lenses and Oem Multi-Curve Shields:


IS250/RX330 Hybrid - STi-R Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


PnP G1 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP G3 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


Replica FX - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP Mini H1 - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


A4 Single Valeo - Oem TSX Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


A6 - Oem e30 Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


X5 (e39) - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield




Closeup Shot at 10ft

TSX - Oem Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


S2K - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


SC430-f/RX330-b Hybrid - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


RX330 - Oem E30 Clear Lens and Custom Curve Shield:


LS430 - TSX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


TL - Oem ZKW e46 Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


E55 - ZKW-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Murano - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


FX - FX-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Double Curve Shield:


IS250 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


ZKW e46 - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Straight Shield:


LR3 - STi-Replica Clear Lens and Oem Semi-Curve Shield:


Q45 - Oem Multi-Lenses and Oem Multi-Curve Shields:


IS250/RX330 Hybrid - STi-R Clear Lens and Oem Curve Shield:


PnP G1 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP G3 - Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


Replica FX - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


PnP Mini H1 - FX-R Clear Lens and Curve Shield:


A4 Single Valeo - Oem TSX Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


A6 - Oem e30 Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


X5 (e39) - Oem ZKW Clear Lens and Oem Flat Shield


Please do not take these pictures as-is. Do your own testing to verify the output. With additional spacing, centering, and tilting, you can get better output, sharpness, color, intensity, straightness.

Not all projectors and lenses are the same, even from the same maker. Some projectors have more light bleeding above the cutoff, making the wall appears brighter. But all pics are taken with the same camera settings. Also, these pics are taken in a very well lighted area. The cutoff would have been better in a darker environment.

Lastly, if you want to compare these pics to one another, I recommend downloading them into separate tabs and then click each tab to jump from pics to pics. You will can see the difference between them better than just scrolling up and down. Finally, do NOT reply to this first post. You don't want to include all the pics again. Enjoy.

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