The Philips, Osram, Sylvania, and VOSLA HIR2(9012) Halogen Infrared Reflective bulbs are among the most efficient halogen headlight bulbs in existence. The first commercial application was the high beam of the first-generation Dodge Viper, then in the low beam of the 2003 Nissan Maxima's high/low beam lamps, and since then they have been specified as original equipment in a wide range of vehicles, off-road equipment, and snow plows.
Below lamps are in order of brightness, left to right
GMC Service/Technical Bulletin (SB-10057993-1044)instructs the warranty center to replace the original 9012 with the VOSLA 9012+30
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* Special Note for Osram/Sylvania Silverstar 9012 Lamps:
Rated Life - OSRAM Sylvania performs extensive laboratory testing on all the bulb types we manufacture. The bulbs are tested in a controlled environment to SAE and USCAR testing standards. Rated life is the expected minimum average life as determined by large scale lab testing over long production periods. Individual lifetimes may vary based on application, ambient conditions, vehicle voltage, and vehicle usage.
An average driver will use their low beam headlights 100 hours per year. The value can be found here, a report created by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Satisfaction - At OSRAM SYLVANIA, your complete satisfaction is our business. SYLVANIA guarantees your complete satisfaction for up to 12 months from the date of purchase. If you are not completely satisfied, return this product to the place of purchase or contact SYLVANIA at 1-800-729-3777 or online. Proof of purchase is required. Purchases from EBAY® or other online auction sites are not covered. EBAY® (as well as other online auction sites) are consumer to consumer marketplaces lacking quality control guidelines and expertise. Purchases made on Amazon.com must state: ‘ships from and sold by Amazon.com’ in order to be considered an authorized retailer.
SYLVANIA Automotive Headlights Warranty
Our SYLVANIA SilverStar® brand bulbs are high performance products that may require replacement at more frequent intervals than original equipment manufacturer parts. If your SilverStar® brand bulbs do not meet your expectations within a year of purchase and they were purchased from an authorized retailer, we will gladly offer a replacement with proof of purchase. Purchases from EBAY® or other online auction sites are not covered. EBAY® (as well as other online auction sites) are consumer to consumer marketplaces lacking quality control guidelines and expertise. Purchases made on Amazon.com must state: ‘ships from and sold by Amazon.com’ in order to be considered an authorized retailer.
Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-729-3777 for more information about obtaining a replacement for your SilverStar® brand bulbs or other automotive products from SYLVANIA.
We ask that you have the product receipt available in order to process a replacement. Send your request/email to our Customer Service Department via the Online Automotive Customer Service Form. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the consumer.