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post #1 of 20 Old 06-09-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Sylvania Silverstar Ultra Halogen Headlight Bulbs

I changed my 2012's headlight bulbs to Sylvania Silverstar Ultra's. I really didn't feel like messing with LED or HID. I'm too lazy and I really just wanted an improvement and not something transformational.

BEFORE - It's actually not as bad. I thought it would be more yellow but they're not.
DSCF3046 by rogue_biker, on Flickr

AFTER - It's very easy to see how whiter the Ultra's are. Can anyone tell me what bulbs those corner lights use? Now they look more yellow compared to the headlights.
DSCF3047 by rogue_biker, on Flickr
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194 is the replacement, 168 is a slightly brighter version of the same bulb
If you can find a true 5000k 194 LED I think you'll be happy with the color match. Be warned though my first try with what was advertised as bright white was a failure and too blue. Believe I found the Sylvania cool white .5 watt bulb a very close match.

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Thanks!!! These are the easiest light bulbs to replace.
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Be careful switching 168 with 194. Yes, they look identical, but the 168 is aboit 30% brighter and meant to be used in something like a turn signal, where it cycles. The 168 can melt fixtures if you use it in something that's constantly lit.

Like Advintage said , its brighter, and that extra heat can be a problem. I ended up switching money for Led's because it's easy to match that white color, and there's no heat issue.

If you change them, make sure the bulb is in the socket, PERFECTLY. if it falls off, I side the bikes light, it's not a lot of fun to fish back out. It's do-able, with a small magnetic tool, but still a nightmare.
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I'll stick with 194. Not looking to make the upper marker lights brighter, just more white. I would prefer them to be LED as well.
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I'll stick with 194. Not looking to make the upper marker lights brighter, just more white. I would prefer them to be LED as well.
Check out superbrightleds com. I replaced my marker lights a few years ago with white LEDs and I'm pleased with the results.
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Check out superbrightleds com. I replaced my marker lights a few years ago with white LEDs and I'm pleased with the results.
Did you need a ballast or decoder or was it just plug and play?
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I think you are referring to the use of Resistors if you replace a standard bulb to an LED. This only applies to turn signals that blink. The upper marker lights do not blink so they don't need the resistor if you replace them with LED.
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I think you are referring to the use of Resistors if you replace a standard bulb to an LED. This only applies to turn signals that blink. The upper marker lights do not blink so they don't need the resistor if you replace them with LED.
They can if you want them too.
https://youtu.be/pv2s12z1CFg

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I think you are referring to the use of Resistors if you replace a standard bulb to an LED. This only applies to turn signals that blink. The upper marker lights do not blink so they don't need the resistor if you replace them with LED.
They can if you want them too.
https://youtu.be/pv2s12z1CFg
Oh what, how'd you rig that up?
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