Did you know that 38,700 auto accidents happen during foggy weather every year? Here’s another sobering statistic: 50% of traffic deaths occur at night. It’s clear that visibility is a critical component of safe driving, especially during low-lighting conditions. You’re looking for headlight bulbs that deliver dependable illumination during nighttime, dense fog and severe weather. Keep reading to learn about three top picks for your 2016 Dodge 1500 headlight bulb.
Sylvania XtraVision Headlight and Fog Light Bulb 9005XV-2
Brighter bulbs can improve low-lighting visibility, but there’s also the risk of increased glare. That’s where the Sylvania XtraVision headlight and fog lightbulb outperforms other bulbs. The key to its success is two-fold: a durable and powerful filament design plus Sylvania’s propriety gas mixture. This combination leads to longer-lasting illumination, but the XtraVision also provides other key benefits:
- Increased downroad illumination
- Cooler white lighting
- Better sideroad illumination
How does cooler lighting contribute to on-road visibility? Let’s talk about the concept of light temperature for a moment. Appearing as either cool or warm, light temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin: The higher the number, the cooler the light appears to the eye. Light at temperatures of 4,500 Kelvin or greater more closely resembles cool daylight, which tends to be crisper than its warmer counterpart.
The XtraVision bulb fits multiple vehicles: It’s a more than capable 2007 GMC Sierra-1500 headlight bulb and delivers illumination on other GMC-affiliated makes and models. Each package contains two 65-watt bulbs, ideal for replacing both headlight bulbs at the same time. The XtraVision has a color temperature of 6,000 Kelvin and a brightness of 1,700 lumens.
Ultra Night Vision With SilverStar Ultra Headlight and Fog Light Bulb 9005SU-2
Another solid contender is Sylvania’s H11 SilverStar Ultra headlight and fog lightbulb. The SilverStar Ultra features the same proprietary gas mixture as the XtraVision, pairing it with a filament and coil design engineered for superb performance. This halogen bulb also incorporates a patented tri-band blue coating, resulting in a whiter light that enhances clarity and contrast.
These three innovations work together to deliver improved visibility. The high-quality filament design with the brand’s proprietary gas mixture creates a bright, solid beam with reduced glare. The tri-band blue coating also increases downroad illumination while shifting the bulb’s light to a cooler temperature.
These three design features also improve object visibility, which is key when it comes to reading road signs and spotting hazards in enough time to effectively navigate around them. For nighttime driving, this combination is especially crucial. If you frequently drive at night, the SilverStar Ultra may be your best bet.
The SilverStar Ultra fits a wide range of vehicle models, so it’s also a perfect 2004 Chevrolet Silverado-1500 headlight bulb. Each package contains two 55-watt bulbs with an output of 1,345 lumens.
Both the Sylvania XtraVision and the SilverStar Ultra headlight bulbs improve illumination. This improvement can make a huge difference in reducing your accident risk, but it may also increase your confidence while driving in low-lighting conditions. You can find both at your preferred aftermarket auto parts and accessories dealer.