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    Thread: Bright White Headlights for 2013 Jetta

    1. 02-24-2014 05:15 PM #1
      I am looking for some recommendations regarding new headlight bulbs in my 2013 Jetta SE.

      I'm looking for a bulb that will give me the bright white beam that HID/Xenon headlights give on luxury cars? I do not want to upgrade any wiring or any other type of modifications. I simply want to swap bulbs with the factory bulbs and be done with it, without worrying about burning sockets/wires or codes on the dash.

      Is there anything out there?

      Any suggestions what would be a more appropriate choice?

      Thanks for your time and help.

    2. 02-24-2014 05:21 PM #2
      I just swapped out to Sylvania Ultras. I really like them a lot, they ahve a really bright, crisp white beam. Ive had passengers ask me what K HIDs I have in my car. They are mich nicer than the silverstars I have previously and I reccomend them for sure!
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    3. 02-24-2014 11:11 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave@KefferVW View Post
      I just swapped out to Sylvania Ultras. I really like them a lot, they ahve a really bright, crisp white beam. Ive had passengers ask me what K HIDs I have in my car. They are mich nicer than the silverstars I have previously and I reccomend them for sure!
      Can you tell me which Sylvania Ultras you are referring to? When I do a search I get quite a few different types.

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      02-25-2014 12:02 AM #4
      It will not give you hid look but it will give you more light and high visibility on a road.
      I use on Jetta.
      Low beam- OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited
      Around 4000k
      Up to 110% more light
      Up to 40m longer light beam.
      Up to 20% whiter light.

      High beam - Philips X-Treme Vision 100%
      Up to 100% more light on the road.
      Up to 35 meters more visibility,

      Fogs- OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited - around 4000k (white) will give you clean look and good visibility.
      Or PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow good in fog, snow and rain.
      Good luck.
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      02-25-2014 02:55 AM #5
      Check out the Philips Diamond Vision H7 for your low beams. They are going for about $40 a set on eBay from reputable sellers. Just watch who you buy from, there seems to be a lot of fakes out there. They claim they are close to a 5000k color temp.

      I was going to get these but just bought a cheaper Philips set instead

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      02-25-2014 08:39 AM #6
      I've tried various types of brighter and whiter bulbs. My experience has been that because these bulbs usually run hotter, they don't last as long. I would get 1 year, max 1.5 years before having to replace them. They Sylvania Ultra's in Canada are $60 per set, not cheap. Maybe save up for a proper HID setup would be my recommendation.

    7. 02-25-2014 10:43 PM #7
      Thanks for the info, I appreciate it greatly. What is you input on the following bulbs:

      Sylvania Silverstar Ultras
      Sylvania Silverstar ZXE

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      02-25-2014 11:16 PM #8
      nokya artic white

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      02-26-2014 02:28 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by HodgePodge View Post
      hey will these cause bulb errors? since it is 65w?

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      02-26-2014 02:34 PM #11
      Ive had the ZXEs and they are whiter...not brighter. Dont waste your money.
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      02-26-2014 05:09 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjedi View Post
      Thanks for the info, I appreciate it greatly. What is you input on the following bulbs:

      Sylvania Silverstar Ultras
      Sylvania Silverstar ZXE

      With any Halogen bulb, you get to a point where you will not notice any difference between the different options out there. One may be a little whiter, a little brighter, a different shade of yellow, etc.... My opinion is that you are not going to get the extra illumination you are likely looking for just by switching bulbs. If you're just after aesthetics, then any brands mentioned in other posts will get you what you want. If you're after better illumination, you MIGHT see a 10% difference between stock and the other bulbs, but nothing significant.

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