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Old 02-20-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
Killian Maynard
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Default OSRAM Silverstar vs. Stock bulb comparison

I just got my new Osram Silverstar H1 12v 55w lowbeam replacement bulb for my 2005 WRX. I've always been a little hesitant to believe any of the claims from bulb manufacturers on being brighter than the others or better than stock etc, etc.
I went with the Osrams becuase I have heard nothing but praise about them from mostly members here and on some other forums. I never hear anythig about the new hyper blue diamond ion that is so much brighter than stock that dimly illuminates the road ahead of many a ricer. That alone tells me there really must be something worthy about the Osrams, I must find out for myself.
Anyway onto the comparison. This isnt complex or by any means detailed, basically I installed one bulb and left the other stock bulb in place and took a few pictures. The brighter one is the Osram on the right side of the picture (drivers side). Upon a closer look the Osrams do produce a slightly whiter light than the stock (less yellow) and much brighter. If you arent considering HID's I would highly reccomend these bulbs instead.

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Old 02-20-2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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Pictures like that don't do much good, as the light will just blow out the CCDs in the camera.

Need pictures taken at a constant arpeture and constant exposure against a white suface.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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And a shot showing the beam pattern would help too... like stand next to the light and snap a pic in the same direction.
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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yeah, I thought about both of those methods, however my digital camera is a basic point-and-shoot and by the time I decided to do the comparo I had already removed one of the stockers so a before and after beam pattern comparo wasnt happening. However I know the to headlights are level (I leveled them myself) and one is definitely brighter than the other. Thats really all I wanted to show.

I will be more scientific on my next comparo
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