In reply to a message from John Pattenden sent Thu 27 May 2004:
For higher performance bulbs in the stock lights, I am using the
newest Sylvania Silverstar bulbs. They are marketed as ‘‘high
performance halogen’’, and are a remarkable improvement.
Full normal daylight is about 5,400 K on a colour chart.
Standard High Intensity Discharge lighting on new vehicles is about
4,100 k on a colour chart
Sylvania Silverstar bulbs are about 4,000 k on the same chart.
Those weird looking ‘‘Cool Blue’’ bulbs that were all the rage the
last couple of years are about 3,500 k on the same chart.
Standard Halogen bulbs are about 3,200 k on the colour chart.
The old incandescent lights are about 2,800 k on the colour chart.
The new Silverstar bulbs are almost as white as the newest High
Intensity Discharge lighting systems on the newest cars, and the
Silverstar bulbs seem to me to be much brighter than the normal
Halogen bulbs as well. The old normal Halogen bulbs make a light
that looks really yellow in comparison, the Silverstar bulbs make
a really bright white light.
The bulbs are a straight swap. Straight direct replacement for the
stock Halogen bulbs, I have four of the Silverstar bulbs in my 92
Sovereign, and I am also using them in all my other vehicles.
The original message included these comments:
Can you give details of the higher performance bulbs and is
it a straight swap? My car has Euro-bricks… and could do
with more light up front.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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