Sylvania Silverstar 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’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’s came out at 10% brighter over basic or stock bulbs, and 17% behind the Silverstar Ultra’s. If your comparing between the Silverstar ZXE’s by chance, they tested at the same brightness, with the ZXE’s of course giving you more white light.

Speaking of white light, the SilverStar’s tested at 3640k and 18% more whiteness than stock, beating out all other Sylvania bulbs except for the zXe’s of course. You’ll find virtually any size available in these which is very helpful for some older cars and trucks out there, where the other Sylvania’s are a bit more limited, but still have all of the major sizes available. Cost is decent as well at about $26 on average at Amazon.

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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