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What are the Sylvania 9006 Headlight Bulb Specifications?

by Rich Finzer

Osram Sylvania is a widely recognized manufacturer of halogen automotive headlamps in both single and dual filament configurations. The company's "9006" series headlamps come equipped with a single filament for use as the low-beam bulbs installed in cars and trucks with four headlights. Within the 9006 series, the company produces three separate bulb styles, which it lists as Sylvania Standard, Silverstar and Cool Blue. Sylvania's numerous product web pages list the specifications for all eight models of 9006 headlamps.

Standard Halogen Products

There are four Sylvania Standard 9006 series halogen headlamp models. The basic 9006 is a low-beam with a 90 degree base. It has a light output of 1,000 lumens, produces 55 watts of heat per hour and has a rated lifespan of 1,000 hours. The 9006LL is also equipped with a 90 degree base and produces identical levels of light and heat. Its lifespan is rated as 1,500 hours (LL = long life). Sylvania also produces two straight-base Standard 9006 bulbs, the 9006XS and the 9006XS LL (XS = straight base). Both produce 1,000 lumens of light and 55 watts of heat per hour. The XS has a lifespan of 1,000 hours, while the XS LL is rated at 1,500 hours. All four bulbs require 12.8 volts of power.

Silverstar Products

Sylvania's Silverstar 9006 headlamp series consisted of two models in 2010. The 9006ST (ST = Silverstar) is a low-beam bulb with a 90 degree base. It has a light output of 1,000 lumens, produces 55 watts of heat per hour and has an estimated lifespan of 200 hours. The 9006ST XS also generates 1,000 lumens, produces 55 watts of heat per hour and has an equivalent lifespan. The sole distinction between the two is the XS designation, meaning the bulb is equipped with a straight base. Both bulbs require 12.8 volts of power.

Cool Blue Products

Sylvania's Cool Blue 9006 headlamp series also had two models in late 2010. The 9006CB (CB = Cool Blue) is a low-beam bulb with a 90 degree base. It has a light output of 1,000 lumens, produces 55 watts of heat per hour and has a rated lifespan of 200 hours. The 9006CB XS also has a light output of 1,000 lumens, produces 55 watts of heat per hour and has an equivalent lifespan. Again, the difference between the two is the XS designation; an XS bulb is equipped with a straight base. As with all other 9006 series bulbs, these two models require 12.8 volts of power.

About the Author

Rich Finzer earned his boating license in 1960 and started his writing career in 1969. His writing has appeared in "Northern Breezes," "Southwinds," "Living Aboard," "Good Old Boat," "Latitudes & Attitudes," "Small Craft Advisor," "Life in the Finger Lakes," "BackHome" and "Dollar Stretcher" magazines. His maple syrup has won awards in competition. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in communications from Ithaca College.

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