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Published on Dec 22, 2011
We compare the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs against the stock Honda Element (2008) bulbs. The drivers side bulb burned out so we decided to do a head to head test. The Sylvania bulbs are brighter and create a wider beam with whiter color light. I'd say 25% brighter than the stock bulbs. Lifespan on these bulbs is less than normal bulbs by as much as 75% so these are not long life bulbs. If your stock bulbs last 4 years these might last 1 or 2 depending on use. I did relace both bulbs after performing the test as I liked the results.
UPDATE 3/6/2013 - BULBS BURNT OUT TODAY. BOTH BURNT OUT AT THE SAME TIME - SEEMS LIKE THE VOLTAGE SPIKE OF ONE GOING OUT CAUSED THE OTHER ONE TO FAIL AS WELL. THE HIGH BEAMS STILL WORKED BUT THE LOW BEAMS ON BOTH SIDES FAILED. SO 1 YEAR AND 2 MONTHS LIFE SPAN HERE IN THE NW U.S.