OSRAM Silverstar 2.0 vs OEM / Original Headlight Bulbs

December 9, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Results and recommendations on this page are based on our version 1.0 test bench. For the latest results, please see our test chart and recommendations pages which are results from our version 2.0 testing.

We’ll be comparing the OSRAM Silverstar 2.0’s to your original headlight bulbs to find out the real differences including brightness, whiteness, and cost, so you can make an informed decision about your replacement upgrade.

First, we’ll start with the brightness. The Silverstar 2.0’s came out at 11% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and 18% behind the best in class OSRAM Nightbreaker Unlimited’s.

In terms of whiteness, they tested at 3480k which is 18% whiter; a decent bump over stock, and only 3% less white vs. the Night Breaker Unlimiteds. They only come in a few sizes, and may be harder to find if you live in the US. The cost seems to vary trying to pick them up online, so I’m not really sure what OSRAM is trying to do here with this Silverstars, but I would recommend the Unlimited’s or even the Laser’s over these.

Check out our videos including the top 3 brightest and the top 3 whitest, whichever interests you most. Be safe out there, and until next time!

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