The King: Wait what? Yeah, we thought Osram’s CBI was the best…until they released the CBH in Q2 2016. It is the currently the brightest 6000K D2S bulb on the market, period.
Amazing: What makes them so amazing? Osram’s Cool Blue Intense (CBI) bulbs broke all the rules when they produced more lumens than a comparable 4300K bulb while offering a whiter 5500K light output. But now…they’ve done it again with the Cool Blue Hyper. Even more light output compared to the Cool Blue Intense, but in a 6000K version. Mind blown!
Bottom Line: Most people who prefer OEM bulbs these days prefer Osram. Most people who prefer Osram prefer the CBI. Most people preferred the CBI because it was the brightest…so we have a feeling these will pick up in popularity pretty quick!
In Testing: Powered from the same Matsushita ballast and projected through a new Morimoto 4TL-R Bi-xenon projector, the CBH trumped all. We’ll let the numbers do the talking. Philips 85122 WX: 223 Lux. Osram D2S CBI: 316 Lux. Osram D2S CBH: 332 Lux!
Genuine: Retrofit Wholesale is proud to offer these bulbs in their original retail packaging from Osram. We pride ourselves on being one of the last few distributors shipping genuine Philips & Osram lamps in the US. It is estimated that 80% of these bulbs sold through outlets such as eBay or Amazon are fakes.