Originally Posted by Avatar28
Just wondering. I know that's what's claimed, but I installed a set tonight and to me the light just doesn't look as white as what's on my US Silverstars. Did a side by side after changing one of them. I'm not sure if it's any brighter or not, can't really tell.
Read this thread; you'll get all the info about Sylverstar/Xtravision etc.
without an upgraded wiring harnes, you won't see better light no matter what you put on; the oem wiring doesn't allow the bulbs to operate on max. wattage anyway.
the U.S.Silverstar is inferior to the Xtravisions.
The blue tint in Silverstars steal light. they "look" brighter, but they don't put out more light at all..it's a nice optical illusion, according to lighting expert Mr. Daniel Stern.
in the most recent test done by a UK-survey, the US-silverstars were not even in the top ten.
No.1 Osram (euro) silverstar (almost=XtraVsion in U.S.)
No.2 Philips VisionPlus (now in U.s., finally!)
No.3 Philips High Visibility (also in U.S.)
The XtraVisions are, cheaper, and a LOT brighter
a better harness and one of the above mentioned bulbs is the only "real' solution.
Here's some expert tech info about that fact..and more.