The Best D1S Headlight Bulbs | D1S Bulbs You Can Trust

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In this guide we’ll be outlining our top picks for D1s compatible headlight bulbs and telling you why we think you’ll like them as much as we did.

For years, working on cars has allowed us to glean a lot of knowledge about aftermarket parts like headlights.

Our experience allows us to decide which bulbs are worth buying and recommend them to consumers. 

Overall we found Philips D1s Standard Xenon HID bulb stood out from the crowd, offering bright light that helps tremendously in nighttime driving, a whiter color that looks cool, providing more clarity than stock, and a longer lifespan than most options. 

Read on to find out more about the Philips and other best in class D1s bulbs.

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Overall Best
Philips D1S Standard Xenon HID Headlight Bulb
Pros
  • Brighter light than stock
  • Better down road visibility
  • Improved peripheral visibility
  • Cooler looking than stock bulbs
  • Over 3000 hours of use
  • Far easier to see potential obstacles
  • Simple and quick installation
  • 3600 lumens of brightness
  • 4200k color temperature 
  • Long throw 
  • Wider field of view
  • Plug and play D1s installation
Cons
  • slight yellowish tinge to them
  • BMW owners may face issues during installation

Best Budget
Car Rover D1S Xenon Headlight Replacement Bulbs
Pros
  • Brighter than stock
  • Crystal blue look adds style
  • Better visibility than stock
  • Longer throw
  • Wider field of vision
  • Better peripheral visibility
  • Simple installation
  • 4500 lumens brightness 
  • 10000k color temperature
  • Aesthetic Crystal Blue look
  • Uniform beam pattern
  • Flicker-free
Cons
  • Few reports of light fading quickly
  • Blue color isn’t ideal for visibility

Premium Choice
OSRAM D1S HID/XENON Headlight bulbs
Pros
  • A bit brighter than stock
  • Neutral white color provides better clarity
  • Fairly easy to install
  • Wider coverage
  • Better peripheral visibility
  • Solid color
  • Flicker free
  • Not as harsh for other drivers
  • 3500lm, 4500k
  • Natural white color
  • Made in Germany
  • Long lifespan
Cons
  • Could be brighter
  • May require professional installation

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Philips D1S Standard Xenon HID Headlight Bulb

Overall Best

Philips D1s compatible HID brings an appreciable boost in brightness, overall visibility, and unique white color that offers more clarity, all in a more durable package that will last for longer. 

One of the brightest D1s headlight bulbs on the market, Philips comes in at a peak brightness of around 3600 lumens. In practice, the brightness seems even more pronounced with projector-style headlights, as in our testing, where visibility saw a massive improvement. 

These HIDs have a longer throw and broader field of view, covering more of the road and providing better roadside visibility in addition to better down road visibility. 

At 4200k, these bulbs have a slight yellowish tinge to them. However, the color is whiter than stock bulbs and upgrades clarity and ease of identifying hurdles. Driving at night with these bulbs installed, we noticed that it was easier to make out potential obstacles farther down the car’s path. 

The cooler temperature light better reflects off of surfaces and helping the driver stay aware of their surroundings. Testing concludes that drivers benefit from a 1 second decrease in reaction time with HIDs installed instead of halogens. 

The Philips offer higher durability and a longer lifespan than traditional headlight bulbs. With an estimated 3000 hours of use, you can expect them to last you well over 90,000 miles of driving. 

Finally, to speak of fitment, these HIDs are plug and play. Even folks with less experience working on cars should be able to figure out how to get them installed quickly. 

Pros
  • Brighter light than stock
  • Better down road visibility
  • Improved peripheral visibility
  • Cooler looking than stock bulbs
  • Over 3000 hours of use
  • Far easier to see potential obstacles
  • Simple and quick installation
  • 3600 lumens of brightness
  • 4200k color temperature
  • Long throw
  • Wider field of view
  • Plug and play D1s installation
Cons
  • Slight yellowish tinge to them
  • BMW owners may face issues during installation

Car Rover D1S Xenon Headlight Replacement Bulbs

Best Budget

Car Rover’s D1s Xenon headlight bulbs are a cheaper alternative that offers many of the same benefits as their more expensive counterparts. They are bright, delivering superior visibility than stock options. The cool blue tinged color is also a great aesthetic, while the uniform beam pattern aids clarity. 

Car Rover’s bulbs have decent brightness, just over 4500 lumens. Factoring in the price, that’s many lumens per dollar, and it shows on the road. Our testing showed a considerable increase in down road visibility and clarity of objects in the street. 

The broader field of view also made a massive difference in peripheral visibility. The bulb’s blue color was a bit concerning for nighttime driving, but it offered better visibility than stock. 

That blue color is the stand out feature with the Car Rover bulbs. With a color temperature of 10,000k, you get a beam that is crystal blue. This is hardly ideal for visibility, and brightness also suffers because of this hue. However, it is a stylish look that adds drama to your car, and some folks are happy to trade a bit of visibility for the crystal blue look. 

Installation was dead simple with this unit. We found a pretty basic set of instructions in the box and required some additional online help, but it was quick and breezy all said and done. 

Pros
  • Brighter than stock
  • Crystal blue look adds style
  • Better visibility than stock
  • Longer throw
  • Wider field of vision
  • Better peripheral visibility
  • Simple installation
  • 4500 lumens brightness 
  • 10000k color temperature
  • Aesthetic Crystal Blue look
  • Uniform beam pattern
  • Flicker-free
Cons
  • Few reports of light fading quickly 
  • Blue color isn’t ideal for visibility

OSRAM D1S HID/XENON Headlight bulbs

Premium Choice

Osram’s D1s brings German engineering and design to the world of HIDs. These bulbs are reasonably brighter than stock, offer a more neutral, standard white color, and are one of the longest lasting bulbs we’ve tested.

On paper, the Osram’s may seem to lack a bit in the brightness department. However, the bulbs still manage to outperform most stock setups with 3500 lumens of sustained brightness. That is not the highest we’ve seen but is still plenty visible at night and lights up the road and surroundings really nicely.

Not to mention, brightness is just one facet of a high quality bulb. With a color temperature of 4500k, this HID is going for a more natural, standard white look. This has a couple of benefits for everyday use.

Firstly, by opting for this neutral color, the beam is kept solid and flicker free. Second, this color is not as harsh as some others, a quality your fellow drivers will surely appreciate. And third, the natural white is better at picking out objects and hurdles in the road, helping bridge the gap left by the slightly lower brightness.

Installing these on our test car was no great hassle, though we would recommend professional installation for this kit as there are some cars that require a more experienced person to install these bulbs.

Pros
  • Brighter than stock
  • Neutral white color provides better clarity
  • Fairly easy to install
  • Wider coverage
  • Better peripheral visibility
  • Solid color
  • Flicker free
  • Not as harsh for other drivers
Cons
  • Could be brighter
  • May require professional installation

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Richard Nickleson is the author and owner behind Headlight Reviews. He first started the site as a hobby to share his insights on car parts and specifically headlight bulbs, but it soon ballooned and now he writes on all topics surrounding headlights bulbs. If you've got a bulb question, contact Richard here.

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