Sylvania Silverstar Ultra 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 Sylvania Silverstar Ultra’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 Ultra’s came out at 27% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and among the best out of all Sylvania Bulbs tested. They ranked #2 in our testing overall, falling in just 30 lumens behind the OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited’s. It was again a very close win from the OSRAM’s, so I would definitely recommend these, however pick up the OSRAM’s if you want the very best you can get.

In terms of whiteness or kelvin color, these will be about 16% whiter over stock, which is average for an upgraded kit of this caliper. The Silverstar Ultra’s come in a few more sizes than the Night Breaker Unlimited’s, and can be found locally in US stores if you need to replace that burnt out bulb right away and can’t wait for an online order to ship. Of course, you’ll typically find a lower cost shopping online like Amazon, and these specifically will run you about $31 on average depending on your bulb type.

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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