Sylvania car lamps are among the most popular bulbs on the market. Sylvania halogen and LED bulbs are of high quality and have excellent brightness and durability, so they are very popular with car owners.
Do you want to replace your old car bulbs with the new Sylvania LED headlight bulbs? You have made an excellent choice. In this article, we will tell you what are the most popular Sylvania bulbs on the market: halogen and LED bulbs. And also tell you what you need to look for when choosing a quality bulb for your car.
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Types of headlights
There are three types of headlights. Halogens are the basic system and are standard on most cars – the headlight light is reflected from the mirror behind the bulb. The color is warmer, yellowish and less bright than blue or white light. Their lifespan approaches 1,000 hours, so they need to be replaced more often, but they are relatively inexpensive. High-intensity discharge lamps have white beams that spread farther and last longer than halogen lamps, but they are more expensive and less durable.
The third type is LED, which means light-emitting diode. LED headlights are bright white and greatly improve nighttime visibility. They are the most efficient, heat less, and usually last 20,000 hours or 2.3 years. LEDs are also the most expensive.
Halogen headlights have been the standard for cars for years, but now they are competing with LED headlights. These are incandescent bulbs with a tungsten filament inside the halogen bulb. When an electric current passes through the filament, it heats up and emits light. Halogen headlights have a dose of halogen gas instead of the argon gas found in conventional incandescent bulbs. They burn brighter than conventional incandescent bulbs and also last longer. You can tell halogen bulbs in your car by the yellow color.
- Replacing halogen bulbs is less expensive than replacing LED bulbs.
- Replacing halogen bulbs is a simpler process than replacing LED bulbs.
- The yellow light is softer and does not dazzle other drivers on the road.
- They are brighter than regular incandescent bulbs.
- They last longer than regular incandescent bulbs.
- Halogen bulbs heat up quickly and require more energy than LED bulbs, making them less energy efficient.
- Halogen headlight bulbs do not last as long as LED bulbs.
- Halogen bulbs are not as bright as LED bulbs.
The automotive industry uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in headlights, and their use is becoming more common in new cars as they become more popular. Compared to conventional incandescent bulbs, LEDs are about 90 percent more efficient, and because they emit less heat, they offer superior durability.
- LED bulbs use less energy than halogen and discharge headlights because they heat up less and use less energy from the car’s electrical system.
- LED headlight bulbs provide superior durability because they are energy efficient and last longer than most bulbs on the market.
- LED headlights have a brighter light because they emit white light instead of the yellow light created by halogen bulbs. LED bulbs have a light output of 3,000 to 4,000 lumens, while halogen bulbs have 1,000 to 1,500 lumens.
- LED headlights to illuminate the roadway with a large light spot, so it’s easier for you to get a better idea of where you’re going and what’s around you. Halogen headlights, on the other hand, direct a small beam of yellowish light directly in front of your car.
- LED lights are small and can be used in swag, giving vehicle designers more options and creativity when designing the look of the headlights.
- The very bright light emitted by LED lights can be harmful to the eyes of other motorists during nighttime driving. Many motorists mistakenly think the oncoming car’s high beam is on, but these are just the car’s LED lights.
- LED headlights are more expensive and more difficult to repair or replace. Drivers may need a mechanic to help with the replacement or repair instead of doing it themselves at home.
SYLVANIA SilverStar series
Sylvania SilverStar Ultra is brightest downroad halogen headlight in our entire family of products compared to Sylvania Basic. The combination of our furthest down-road, more side-road, and whiter light helps the driver achieve more clarity, making the night drive a less stressful and more comfortable experience. The brighter the light downroad, the farther you’ll be able to see. SilverStar Ultra headlights offer more clarity, ultra night vision, and a whiter halogen headlight.
- More Clarity*: SilverStar Ultra headlights feature a whiter light for increased clarity. More clarity increases contrast, making it easier to distinguish between objects down-road, side road and in the periphery.
- Ultra Night Vision: The combination of our farther down-road, whiter light, and more side road illumination is what we call Ultra Night Vision. This helps make night drives less stressful and more comfortable
- Whiter Light*: Sylvania SilverStar Ultra headlights offer a whiter light for more clarity. Whiter light also improves contrast, helping drivers distinguish objects on the side of the road.
- Sylvania SilverStar Ultra bulbs are DOT legal for on-road use
SYLVANIA XtraVision series
The Sylvania Automotive XtraVision Halogen Headlight delivers more down-road visibility than Sylvania Basic Halogen bulbs by using a brighter light with no added glare. It is designed and manufactured to improve your driving situation while providing maximum durability. XtraVision bulbs have a robust filament design and propriety gas mixture that can be driven for superior performance.
Trusted OEM Brand – SYLVANIA is the global automotive lighting leader that OEM vehicle manufacturers trust.
- XtraVision halogen headlights offers more down-road performance than Sylvania Basic Halogen bulbs
- More Clarity*: Increased down-road visibility with no added glare
- Designed and manufactured to improve your driving situation while providing maximum durability
- Manufactured by trusted OEM light source supplier
- Sylvania XtraVision bulbs are DOT legal for on-road use
SYLVANIA Basic series
The SYLVANIA Automotive Basic halogen headlight is designed to meet Department of Transportation regulations for performance and life. It has been designed and manufactured from high-quality material for long-lasting durability. The SYLVANIA Basic headlight bulbs are OEM quality.
All of SYLVANIA’s headlights are 100% street legal and don’t increase glare (glare is what blinds oncoming traffic).
What to consider when choosing car headlights
Consider the following details to strike a balance between looks and practicality to make the right choice.
The lifespan of your car headlights is an important factor. This is because if they are durable, there is no need to replace them on a frequent basis.
You should also consider whether the bulbs are easy to install yourself or require the help of a professional. Choosing a customer-friendly option can save you a lot of hassle.
You may find it instructive to learn that bright lights can improve visibility on the road by more than 50 percent. However, brighter lights tend to cost more. What’s more, they are functional for a limited lifespan because they work harder to reflect intense light.
High-intensity light sources that emit white light will help you spot signs faster. They are also considered safer than their counterparts. Premium cars are known to have white headlights. If you prefer these lights, you don’t need to dive into a premium car to get them.
The warranty period varies from one manufacturer to another. You may find that manufacturers often provide warranties of 2 or 3 years. Warranties are important because they protect your purchase and show the brand’s confidence in its products.
LED headlights are available in 4 colors
The color temperatures of LED bulbs are measured on the Kelvin scale. Below are the four-color temperatures with their Kelvin rating:
- Warm White – WW 2700-3200 Kelvin.
- Natural White – NW 4000-4500 Kelvin
- Daylight white – NW 5000-5500 Kelvin
- Cool White – NW 6500-7500 Kelvin
(Warmer LEDs have yellow tones, while cooler LEDs have blue tones)
Some car bulbs, such as halogen bulbs, are primarily designed to improve visibility at night. Other bulbs, such as LED bulbs, are becoming the norm and provide many of the same benefits as halogen bulbs, but with the addition of more focus. Another light bulb option is xenon headlights, which are a good option if you frequently travel on dark roads. Some people also choose to upgrade their car’s interior lighting.
Reasons to upgrade your headlights
Better lighting is much more than just a crisp and beautiful ride. Here are a few reasons why people upgrade their car’s headlights:
- The car’s original headlights were substandard factory bulbs that weren’t very bright.
- The beams became uneven and wobbly due to heavy impact and excessive off-road driving.
- The new bulbs are reasonably priced and last a long time for maximum value.
- LED and discharge lights are better than halogen lights and make it easier to see other vehicles and the road at night.
- New headlights mean less strain on the eyes because the clear, crisp beams produce even beams that don’t force the human eye to work as hard to see the road and other vehicles.
- Replacing headlights is a relatively simple do-it-yourself project, meaning you don’t have to be a “motorist.”
- A new pair of headlights will beautify any car, no matter how old it is
When is it best to change headlights?
Always ask your mechanic to check your headlights when you service your car. This is one way to stay on top of your situation. Also, if you ever notice dimming or “fluttering” of the beams, get new bulbs as soon as possible. Don’t drive in the dark if you suspect your headlights are out of order.
Always replace bulbs in pairs so that the beams are equally tuned in direction and strength.
Don’t skimp when your safety is on the line! If you have separate high and low beam headlights on each side, replace all four when one fails.
Headlights are an important piece of equipment to keep your car safe and are just as important to your health as airbags, brakes and all the other potentially life-saving features you rely on every time you get behind the wheel and sit behind the wheel.