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Sylvania Silverstar Ultra

I installed a couple of Sylvania Silverstar Ultras in my '12 right after I got the bike new last November. I really like them, the performance is noticeably better than the stock bulbs. They claim about 50% better and I believe it, but . . .

They also claim shorter life and it is much shorter. My lowbeam went out yesterday after about 10,000 miles. This squares with some of the other Silverstars I have used in other motorcycles.

I have found you can get the Silverstar Ultras off ebay for around half price. I just ordered a replacement for the lowbeam for $9.99 shipped so that ain't bad. At Autozone the are over $20/ea.
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Interesting. Do you know if there is an LED option that is reasonably priced?

I tried a search of these threads, but only found info on $70 options with integrated cooling fans. (!)
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there are two main LED options cyclops (with fan) and adventure monster (just heat sink)

both are about 45$

there are threads on advrider dedicated to each.

I've installed a cyclops on my high beam and have been very impressed. thinking about trying an advmonster for the other bulb.
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there are two main LED options cyclops (with fan) and adventure monster (just heat sink)

both are about 45$

there are threads on advrider dedicated to each.

I've installed a cyclops on my high beam and have been very impressed. thinking about trying an advmonster for the other bulb.
I spent a fair amount of time on Advrider, lots of experimenting, I couldn't find any postings , searching with headlight replacement or Led replacement.
I am on my second set of Oshram 65W on the low beam, I would think I got 500 plus hours.
My only reason to change is for a 400 lumen gain and 40 watt reduction in power draw.
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how many lumens from the stock hi and lo bulbs?

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High and low beams are both the same H7 bulb.

Standard 55W H7 bulb: 1500 lumen, 500 hours
Osram 65W Hyper clear: 2100 lumen bulbs, 500 hours
Osram Night Breaker: 1780 lumen, 340 hours
Osram Silverstar: 1750 lumen, 350 hours
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High and low beams are both the same H7 bulb.

Standard 55W H7 bulb: 1500 lumen, 500 hours
Osram 65W Hyper clear: 2100 lumen bulbs, 500 hours
Osram Night Breaker: 1780 lumen, 340 hours
Osram Silverstar: 1750 lumen, 350 hours


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I have the Nightbreakers at Low and Hyper at High.

Still have a spare Hyper which i intend to replace for Low when the NB expires, but i am happy with current setup so i guess i will get another NB for Low.

Just make sure you had adjusted your headlamp to your preferred tilt and pan because if your headlamp is pointed wrong, no amount of bulb change can help.

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