Any new bulb by the major manufacturers will look brighter because it is brighter than a used bulb. Also recent Consumer Reports article pretty much states you don't see farther but some bulbs are brighter than the stock bulbs. I ran these
which were a great deal brighter in halogen housings and proved to be long life as well but not cheap at all. You had to remove one lug to get them to fit properly to the connector.
Still operating in the 98 Avalon we sold some time ago to a friend...
Last edited by fun2drive; 12-23-2012 at 08:16 AM.