I recently purchased some H7 Sylvania SilverStar® zXe Headlight Bulbs, to replace all the headlamps on our 2013 VW Jetta Sportline.

COST
H7 Sylvania SilverStar® zXe Headlight Bulbs, 2=pk $69.99
H7 Sylvania XtraVision® Headlight Bulbs, 2-pk cost $32.99
H7 MotoMaster Long Lasting Halogen Bulbs, 2-pk sell for $39.99
Are the zXe worth the difference?

MY THOUGHTS
They state: SYLVANIA H7 SilverStar® zXe headlights are fueled by a proprietary Xenon halogen gas technology to generate a look and feel that rivals HID.

As you’ll see in the included photos, the difference in light colour seems to be negligible and I find the claim to “rival HID” to be somewhat of a stretch.

That said, they were relatively easy to swap out and when taken out on the road do seem to provide a somewhat whiter light that the OEM bulbs did, although that may also simply be an illusion based on being hopeful. Besides, I’ve always had an issue with the lack of illumination the VW’s bulbs provided.

Only time will tell if they live up to the longevity expected. That said, make sure to hang on to the receipts as the WARRANTY is a 1 year exchange warranty redeemable in-store.

Sylvania zXe Halogen Lamps
Colour Still Appears To Have Yellow Cast
Sylvania zXe Halogen Lamps
High Beams With All Four zXe Bulbs Installed

FEATURES (as listed on Canadian Tire Website)

  • Sylvania H7 SilverStar® zXe headlights transform your vehicle’s look instantly as soon as they’re installed
  • With a sharp, white light you receive the look, feel and attitude of HID without the price tag
  • Sylvania H7 SilverStar® zXe headlights include a proprietary Xenon halogen gas technology
  • Cobalt blue coating on your H7 bulb provides optimal light transmission and colour
  • Mirror top alloy coating completes the jewel-like appearance of the headlight
  • Produced by Sylvania, a trusted OEM automotive lighting manufacturer
  • Produced by a trusted OEM automotive lighting manufacturer
  • Includes 2 bulbs per pack
  • Available in part numbers H11, 9006, H7, H13, 9005, 9007, and more!

WARRANTY

This product carries a 1 year exchange warranty redeemable in-store.

PACKAGING

The packaging is solid and protective. That said, it can also be somewhat difficult to open if you don’t know how it works. I followed the suggestions found on Walker Braddock’s YouTube Channel and it simplified the process.

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Peace, Health and Harmony
Norm

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