GE Nighthawk Headlight Bulb Unboxing Review

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We got our hands on the GE Nighthawk Halogen Headlight bulbs and installed them in our test vehicle. The headlights installed in about five minutes and don’t require any sort of rewiring under the hood.

Overall we found the NightHawk to be an excellent headlight bulb and what we moved most is both it’s brightness and the milage you’ll get with these installed.

GE Nighthawk Headlight Bulb Review Summary

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Pros
  • It falls in the very affordable category of headlights
  • For cheap headlights it provides great value
  • Don’t require any extra rewiring
  • Easy and quick installation
  • Great bang for your buck
  • 17% brighter over stock bulbs
  • 16% whiter than stock
Cons
  • Quality and ability pales in comparison to more expensive headlights

The vehicle you have will determine the best installation process. Sometimes it’s easier to disconnect the bulb from the housing, and then subsequently unplug the bulb from your vehicle’s wiring. Check your owner’s manual before installing it to determine the recommended method of installation.

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GE Nighthawk Headlight Installation Instructions

The bulb itself is a clear class bulb with a black/gray tip. It is exactly the same size as the stock halogen bulbs that came installed in your vehicle. In our case, we are installing in a 2006 Toyota 4Runner, which takes the H11 bulb, so don’t be alarmed if the bulbs you order appear larger.

GE Nighthawk Halogen Bulb Image

We installed by first inserting the bulb into the hole in the back of the headlight housing. The grooves in the H11 bulb guide you to the proper insertion angle.

In this case, the bulb goes in with the electrical socket pointing to about 4:00.

A slight turn of the bulb in the clockwise direction locks it into place.

Installed GE Nighthawk Halogen Bulb

Once the bulb is secured, you can plug the vehicle’s headlight wiring into the base of the headlight bulb.

Installed Halogen Headlight

 

Complete the same steps for the headlight on the other side and voila! You’re ready to turn on your newly installed set of headlights. As we mentioned earlier, these GE Nighthawk headlights are a decent bulb as a replacement when your stock headlights burn out. They’re going to be roughly the same price, and won’t really change the look of your vehicle. Below are a few photos for you to get an idea of how they might look in your vehicle.

Installed GE Nighthawk Headlights

 

Projector Headlight Housing with GE Nighthawk

 

Projector Headlight Housing with GE Nighthawk

 

Installed GE Nighthawk Headlights

 

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Installed GE Nighthawk Headlights

 

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The good:

  • Inexpensive (only about $21/pair on Amazon)
  • Easy to install

The bad:

  • Same brightness as stock OEM headlights. They might be slightly brighter, but nothing noticeable.
  • Not as bright as upgraded GE Nighthawk Sport and Xenon bulbs
  • Not as bright as an HID kit
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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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