Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-23-2003, 06:18 PM
davidmash's Avatar
Supercalifragilisticexpia
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 11,738
Sylvania Silverstar vs Euro Headlights

I do a bit of driving out in the country and I found these for $25 a piece. I currently have Euro headlights and was wondering if anyone knows if there is a noticable differenceand is it worth the $50.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-23-2003, 06:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 79
Yes, I have these same bulbs in my 300e, they make a heck of a lot of a difference!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-23-2003, 06:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 75
Others here I beleive it was hassman, posted the website which is www.sylvania.com/auto/silverstar.htm . Have been seriously considering a set myself. Plus a $10.00 rebate to boot. They are four bucks cheaper at Advance Auto.

K
__________________
1989 420SEL 105575 miles
Pearl Black/Grey

1990 Chevrolet E-Cab C-1500
293,000 miles

1989 Olds Toranado Trofeo'
132,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-23-2003, 08:06 PM
PaulC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I have a set on my Expedition. They offer a nice, white light (no blue tinge) and a subtle, but perceptible, difference in visibility. I'm looking at a Sylvania HID-conversion kit as well, but at $700/pair I may wait.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-23-2003, 09:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
I have a set of Philips Vision Plus H7 for '00 E430 and H4 for '94 Lexus LS400. Philips claims that Vision Plus generates 50% more light due to using Xenon gas. The light is a somewhat whiter and much brighter compares with standard Halogen bulb. I paid $40 for H7 and $28 for H4, shipping included. I bought these bulbs from autolamps-online.com.
I am not sure if Sylvania Silverstar is the same as Osram Silverstar which also generates 50% more lumens than standard halogen bulb. Both Philips Vision Plus and Osram Sylverstar are not available in North America. If you like to see the road better at night, Philips Vision Plus H4 at $28 is a better buy. If the appearance of your headlight is more importance, Sylvania Silverstar is for you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2003, 09:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: California
Posts: 2,068
Sylvania = Osram, so yeah, the Osrams are the same. They are MUCH better than any of the PIAA's out there, and they're street legal too. Probably the best (cheapest) lighting upgrade you can do, besides re-aiming your lights.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-24-2003, 01:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
If the new Sylvania Silverstar (available in North America) is the same as Osram Silverstar, then it is as good as Philips Vision Plus in producing up to 50% more light, and Philips V P is not available in North America. If Osram Silverstar H7 can be bought for less than $40 in America, I will try it when my current Philips V P is needed to be replaced.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-24-2003, 02:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 75
Don't think your going to find them for less than 40 as you stated!

K
__________________
1989 420SEL 105575 miles
Pearl Black/Grey

1990 Chevrolet E-Cab C-1500
293,000 miles

1989 Olds Toranado Trofeo'
132,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-24-2003, 02:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
Did any W210 owner try Navra H7 65W Ultra High Output (2100 lumen) ? Standard H7 produces only 1335 lumen. How does this high output bulb compares with the high efficiency plus 50 such as Philips Vision Plus and Sylvania-Osram Silverstar? Daniel Stern at lighting.mbz.org has this high output bulb at $29.50/each plus shipping.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-24-2003, 03:25 PM
davidmash's Avatar
Supercalifragilisticexpia
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 11,738
H7 vs H4

Will a H7 bulb fit in a H4 socket / headlight assembly? I have OEM euro headlights in a 87 190-16v.

My dad has a 02 320E with H7 and I like the light out put on them.

Also, have we figured out if the vision plus is the same as the silver star? I want the best light out put possible.

God I hope this does not turn into another "what oil should I use" thread lol.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-24-2003, 03:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
No, H7 bulb does not fit the H4 socket. The most cost effective for your car is buying the very high efficiency plus 50 H4 bulb such as Philips Vision Plus or Sylvania-Osram Silverstar. You can but Philips Vision Plus H4 for $28, shipping included, from England via autolamps-online.com. I bought Philips VP H4 and H7 light bulbs from them about 2 years ago and very happy with the improvement over the OEM. I kept the OEM for spares.
I re-read Sylvania and Osram web pages, I think the Silverstars under two names are the same. But if you are not sure, then stick with Philips Vision Plus or Osram Silverstar, then you are sure to get the bulb with 50% more light than standard one. One thing for sure: do NOT pay big bucks for PIAA.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-24-2003, 05:57 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: So Cal
Posts: 124
Davidmash,
H4 bulb has two filaments for high and low beams, H7 bulb has one filament and is used as either high or low beam. W210 has two H7 bulbs for low beam and two H7 bulbs for high beam. W124 needs only two H4 bulbs for low and high.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-25-2003, 06:43 PM
ThrillBilly
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Sylvania Silverstar for $20 at autozone + coupon

i was just at autozone, and they have the Sylvania Silverstar bulbs instock for $20 each. they also had the $10 coupon available.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-25-2003, 07:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 375
Hi benton C280,
did you install them already? How about installing one side only first and then compare them to each other pointing down your driveway or the neighborhood street? How does 50% more really look like?
Regards
Reinhard Kreutzer
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-26-2003, 02:05 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 161
I only last month tried the 9004 Silverstars (for my 300E US) and was not pleased with the very minor increase in visability. I really do not care for the blue-white look(from the drivers seat onto the road) and it didn't really help me see the road any better. The front of my car looks better with the whiter appearance of the headlight unit , but WHO REALLY CARES about that,, give us more light out further on the road.

Part 2 Not liking those Silverstars, I purchased some 9004 for off the road use in a non legal 80/100 watt version. It did not cause any problems with my wire connectors or bulb sensor unit. It two had that darned blue coating on the bulb surface and just like the Silverstars by Sylvania the light on the road surface is weird and gray-blue. Doesn't really do what I wanted. I am spoiled by the HIDs in my Acura TL These higher watts units are available at some O'Reilly Auto Store in US . The 80-100 ones are somewhat better but it not really worth the cost. I haven't tried to see if that blue dye is removable , but if it is on the outside of the bulb I may try removing it.


Euro headlamps must be the only solution?

H4 should be available in higher wattages without that blue color, they are available at some motorcycle shops.. I have one 800/100 H4 in my Yamaha FJ1200 and the one light does more than the two did in my MB.

Luck to you,
DanielW
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page