9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2
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Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2

Part No. 9003SUBP2 Warranty Details  

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The SYLVANIA SilverStarĀ® ULTRA High Performance halogen headlight is our brightest downroad and whiter light. The combination of our furthest downroad, more sideroad, and whiter light helps the driver achieve more clarity helping to make night driving a less stressful, more comfortable experience. SYLVANIA achieves this using a specially designed filament, propriety gas mixture as well as a lamp coating that makes a brighter downroad light and shifts the color temperature towards a whiter light.

Product Features:
  • BRIGHTEST Headlight = MOST Downroad
  • Whiter light for added clarity
  • Manufactured by trusted OEM light source supplier
  • Legal for on road use
  • Lights dim over time, replace in pairs for optimal performance
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Amperage:4.3 / 4.69 amps
Base Type:P43t
Bulb Color:Coated
Bulb Configuration:T5
Bulb Part Number:9003 SU
Bulb Type:Halogen
Color Temperature:4100 K
Diameter:0.67 in
DOT / SAE Approved:Yes
Filament Configuration:C-8/C-8
Filament Quantity:2
Headlight Type:9003, HB2, H4
High Beam Wattage:55 / 60 w
Length:3.62 in
Light Center Length:1.12 in
Low Beam Wattage:55 / 60 w
Lumens:910 / 1500 lm
Package Quantity:2
Rated Life:150 / 50 hr
Street Legal:Yes
Voltage:12.8 / 12.8 v

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Sylvania9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2
 
3.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (37)
  • Improves performance (30)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (24)
  • Everyday driving (22)
  • Performance driving (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (17), Auto enthusiast (8), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product - Read the Package Info!

These lamps are the brightest I've used in any car, and I like them a lot. Other reviewers complained about the short life of these bulbs. I wasn't happy that the low beam...Read complete review

These lamps are the brightest I've used in any car, and I like them a lot. Other reviewers complained about the short life of these bulbs. I wasn't happy that the low beam on one lamp quit after about 18 months. However, the package clearly indicates that the life span of this product is significantly less than that of other, less bright bulbs. I'm a frequent night driver, and for me, the performance is such that I'm willing to change the lamp more often for the sake of a brighter light. Folks who aren't happy with the short life might want to consider a product with better longevity and a bit less performance. In a perfect world, these lamps would last a lot longer, but I'm willing to deal with the tradeoff.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Both low beams went out in 9 months. :(

These head lights were very bright untill the low beams quite working in 9 months. Wish they would have lasted, 10 times brighter then old ones. Good thing I saved the original one...Read complete review

These head lights were very bright untill the low beams quite working in 9 months. Wish they would have lasted, 10 times brighter then old ones. Good thing I saved the original one though, they still work.

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5.0

Works exactly as advertised

By 

from STL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

Replacement for burned out bulb.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

Short Life, High Price, Whiter Light Than OE

By 

from USA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

These lights have a nice color to them. They are not as yellow as the standard halogen bulbs. These are quite expensive to in the end just have a whiter light. Also, the life of these bulb is very short. They are only rated to 150 hrs on low beam.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

brighter and wider than my 17-year-old stock bulbs.

By 

from Sycamore Illinois

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

Plugged in and worked great.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Save you packaging and reciept

By 

from Greer

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • brighter than factory
  • great warranty

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

      These bulbs are much brighter than factory equipment. They do seem to burn hot and need to be changed more frequently. If your bulbs are easy to get to this is no problem because they will honor the 1 year warranty so you can get replacements. Unfortunately on our 2007 Toyota Prius this involves removal of the entire front clip. I would highly recommend them if bulbs are easy to get to.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      these are the best headlight by far you can see better at ni

      By 

      from Brick,N.J

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

      $ money wise you can't put a cost on safety or a loved one ever!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Just above average

      By 

      from La grange park IL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

      Don't expect an out of this world changes with this light bulbs, Are they better than the original ones in my 1997 geo ,yes did I see an incredible difference ,No

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      • No
       
      2.0

      High price, life is short.

      By 

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Very bright

      Cons

      • High Price 10 Mos Life

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

      Althought this bulb offers clear, bright light and is awesome for night driving, the price is too high for the life of the bulb. I was only able to get 10 mos of life out of one of the two in the pack.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Lost 4 bulbs in 17 Months

      By 

      from Massachusettes

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great customer service
      • Very bright

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Short life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

        The Silverstar Ultra lights perform beautifully, when they're working. I purchased a set for our Rav4 in May of 2013. In March of 2014, the low beam went out on 1. 1 week later, the other low beam went out. That's a 10 month life.

        Sylvania customer service was phenomenal and overnighted us 2 new lights.

        Fast forward 7 months, we lost 1 low beam last week and the other went out today.

        I called Sylvania again and now the lights are outside of the original 1 year warranty period so they will not replace them. The rep informed me that because of the increased performance, the life of the bulb is only expected to be about 1 year.

        So I gave them a 2 for great customer service, but to lose 4 lights in 17 months is not a good buy in my opinion.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Headlights - Great Price!

        By 

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great price
        • Improves Performance
        • Improves Visibility

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

          Works very well, happy with the purchase. Coupon added makes the price very good!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice, less blue than the Hella bulbs

          By 

          from Northern VA

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Sylvania 9003 SilverStar Ultra Halogen, Pack of 2:

              The lights work better than stock, and since they're more yellow than the blue Hella bulbs they replaced, wet roads and the like look better. Of course like the package says, the higher output bulbs don't last as long, but the stock ones I had also dimmed a fair bit over time.

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              6 Questions | 12 Answers
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              • Q:

                What does 150 / 50 indicate and refer?

                I see many short bulb life complaints about these bulbs. I'm 3k-4k miles monthly with the majority at night. And, I have my headlights on anytime my vehicle engine is running. I will not be very happy having to replace bulbs often. What realistic life expectancy, with heavy usage can I expect with this product? Thank you.
                Asked on 11/8/2016 by Bnajd

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Bnajd, glad to assist you! The Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA 9003 SU/2 Halogen Headlight Bulb, 2 Pack (Part No. 9003SUBP2) has a rated life of 150 watt/50 hour.

                  Answered on 11/9/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Is there any need for aligning the bulb after inserting it?
                Asked on 8/2/2016 by Erwin from United States

                2 answers

                • A:

                  Steve is correct! However, one thing to concider is after years of use the alignment may be off. Once you replace the bulbs, you want a nice even dispersal of your light. Old school method: Go to a flat surface, like a side of a cinder block wall a minimum of 15 feet away. Stand behind the vehicle centered and view your pattern. Make sure both are even, and adjust the pattern to cover the lower cinder block row beneath the headlights.
                  The real deal is more lighting in front slightly to the outside away from traffic. Then the high beams, you will notice that they are spot-on for distance.

                  Answered on 11/9/2016 by Ed_HalogenLighting-50years: from Triad NC
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                  A:

                  No, Erwin, you will not require any alignment for this bulb part number. 9003SUBP2.

                  Answered on 8/4/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                I installed two of these on a 2009 Honda Crv. The lights turn on when I start the car even with the light switch in the off position. The only way to turn the lights off is by completely turning the car off. Is this normal?
                Asked on 9/21/2014 by Carl from Miami,Fl

                2 answers

                • A:

                  Woulda like you may have Relays installed to protect from overload. You may have the trigger wire in the relay direct to the power circuit when the ignition switch is activated. A nice feature to have for headlamps on for visibility, however you may want someone to have the trigger wire moved back to the headlight switch.

                  Answered on 11/9/2016 by Ed_HalogenLighting-50years from Triad NC
                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Hi Carl, glad to assist you! I think there should be some problem with the light switch or wire connections. I would suggest that you take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                  Answered on 9/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                isthisheadlightanygoodfordrivinginthefog
                Asked on 9/21/2013 by none from kentucky

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This Sylvania SilverStar ULTRA TWIN Halogen Headlight - Part No. 9003/HB2 SU/2 can equate to as much as 50 to 100 feet more visibility at night. So you can see farther, wider and better. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 9/22/2013 by Morgan from AAP
              • Q:

                trying to change out my lights on my 97 zx6r, but i am having difficulty installing. please help.
                Asked on 6/14/2011 by g from fayette'nam, nc

                2 answers

                • A:

                  G, I know you may have found the answer. But for those who also need help, see the following video:

                  https://youtu.be/fydNls5MCis

                  Answered on 11/9/2016 by Ed_HalogenLighting-50years: from Triad NC
                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                  Answered on 7/7/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
              • Q:

                how do you replace this bulb??
                Asked on 1/9/2010 by tye from manchester,md

                4 answers

                • A:

                  Using pair of latex gloves to handle the bulbs is very good idea. However, always use Alcohol and a paper towel or cloth to clean oils from someone else's hands. The packaging can be resealed and returned. Oil or other contaminants will cause a Hotspot on the bulb and fail quickly.

                  Answered on 11/9/2016 by Ed_HalogenLighting-50years: from Triad NC
                • A:

                  Check the owner's manual for your car, which should have specific instructions. Generally, one pulls the plug that's attached to the existing bulb to remove it. Depending on the vehicle, you may have to remove a retaining spring and/or a rubber or plastic boot. Insert the new bulb, re-connect any springs and/or boots, and re-attach the plug to the prongs on the bulb. Make sure you don't touch the glass on the bulb with your fingers, as the oils from your hands will decrease the life of the product. I usually unplug everything with my bare hands, and then put on a pair of latex gloves to handle and install the new bulbs.

                  Answered on 2/11/2010 by Mindracer from North Central Connecticut
                • A:

                  Bulb was normal push in I believe I did have to remove plastic lens with a couple of screws on a 97 RAV4

                  Answered on 6/7/2010 by Vinnie from Maryland
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It all depends on your vehicle. My Toyota required the removal of a rubber boot, an electrical connector and undoing a retaining latch. That took about 5 minutes total for both lights.
                  Advance Auto or any other chain should be able to print out detailed instructions for the asking.

                  Answered on 7/13/2010 by The Milk Jug from Georgetown, SC
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