Yeah I'd say it is just as dramatic in actual use. I put my camera in manual mode to make sure to have an accurate comparison. Same shutter speed, same aperture, same white balance, so I'd say this is about as objective of a visual comparison as you can get with out actually being there. The best part is that it only uses 35 watts. You can see mileposts coming WAY out there. The only down side is when you pull up behind someone at a stoplight the reflection off their license plate blinds you. Yep those ARE Mefos. Good eye.