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 ...
- 06-22-13 01:58 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 2005 Deville DTS
- Join Date
- Jan 2013
- 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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- 06-22-13 02:18 AM #2
I'd recommend PIAA Intense White bulbs. Silverstars don't last very long in my experience, not even the Ultras.
- 06-22-13 11:19 AM #3
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.