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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2003, 10:47 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 303
Sylvania Silver Stars Ain't Silver Nomore

Purchased a set of sylvania silver stars last month and noticed that one of them is turning jaundice (yellow) on me
Could it be the bulb?,or power source? or even insufficient ground??? Any experiences with these so-called "upgrade bulbs"?

I'm fixing to switch the bulbs and see if it does the same thing on the other one. If so, it's the power, if not, it's the bulb......hope it's the bulb (fingers crossed)


1978 280 CE silver
1986 560 SL black
1987 300 SDL cream
1994 SL 500 brilliant green
1997 E 300d dessert silver
2005 FORD F250 Superduty Crew cab 4x4

Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2003, 01:04 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,303
I waded through a lot of info on lamps and bulbs, and my conclusion is that bulbs such as these aren't worth any more than standard bulbs, and may have less output even than high-output bulbs with no filtering. It is a myth that bulbs balanced toward blue improve visibility - tests show improved visibility more to the yellow. Lamps assemblies that improve the pattern and uniformity - such as some HID units - will improve visibility, but the color temperature is not the reason.

Check the recent Consumer Reports on auto lighting. Interesting results and useful info. I would use the faded filter on your lamps as an excuse to return them and save some money.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2003, 01:15 PM
Posts: n/a
Yes, it's ALL in the reflector and lens. That's why euro lights are so popular on older MB's and thank goodness the new ones in the US now have the euro lights.

Have a great day,

Reply With Quote


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 04:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page