That explains it, the new ones are Philips, the old ones were made by Toshiba. Can't compare the headlights of a Camry and an Outback, but both were way brighter than the bulbs they replaced. Pretty sure both cars still had the original bulbs.
Also bought Philips Extreme power for my brother's Scion xB and my brother-in-law's Camry. Both were a good upgrade from the original bulbs.
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