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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Headlight bulb replacement in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Does anyone have any experience with Philips Crystal Vision or Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs? Need to replace a headlight and ...
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    bmconway76110 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 Deville DTS
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    Reno, NV

    Headlight bulb replacement

    Does anyone have any experience with Philips Crystal Vision or Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs? Need to replace a headlight and thinking of going with one of these for my 2005 Deville

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    MoistCabbage is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
    Automobile(s): 2001 Seville STS, 1990 Seville (RIP), 1972 Sedan Deville
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    East Boston MA.
    I'd recommend PIAA Intense White bulbs. Silverstars don't last very long in my experience, not even the Ultras.

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    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, chrome it
    Automobile(s): 2002.5 F55 STS - 67,500 miles, 2014 Explorer XLT FWD
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    MD Eastern Shore, Kent Island

    Re: Headlight bulb replacement

    My STS uses separate bulbs for high and low beams - not sure about your Deville. I have had good luck with the PIAA Intense Whites. The trucks use Silverstar Ultras.

    ANY halogen bulb that burns at a brighter color temperature will fail sooner - but that's a crapshoot - my PIAA's have been in the car since 2007 and are still just fine. Most of the brighter bulb packaging will have a relative life graph or statememn compared to stock OEM bulbs.

    Our stock bulbs are a 3100K temperature; most of the aftermarket halogens are around 4100K, so that's about a 25% temperature (color temperature, not degrees F) increase. 4100K throws a sparkly, white light; going to HID and into the warmer bling blue area puts a bit less real "light" on the road and it looks neat, but it's up to you to justify the necessary conversion parts and wiring.

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