Originally Posted by THE TECH
If the OP truly wants the brightest though, none of those LED ones will compare.
IMO there's a level in which there's marginal return for increased brightness. Hence the popularity of the nice LED options vs. HID.
The operating temps of the HID's worry me as well. Your turning your headlights into small ovens. There's a lot of heat being generated there with your lows, cornering, and HID AE's.