Putco Silver-Lux Passive Cooling LED High Beam / DRL Bulbs

- 2015+ WRX / 2015+ STI / 2013+ FR-S




Here is the solution for those seeking a bulb that is made in America. It incorporates patented technology to increase light output while remaining highly reliable.
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Putco Silver-Lux Bulbs

As with most new vehicles the 2015 WRX and WRX STI have DRLs. They underpower the halogen high beam which gives you a dull orange light as you drive during the day. It is a great safety feature, but most will agree that it looks ugly!

Early generations of LED headlight bulbs used fans to cool their bulbs. With the WRX / STI using a lower voltage for the DRL, the fans were not spinning as fast as they would normally. This resulted in diminished light output and horrible reliability. This Putco Silver-Lux bulb removes the active cooling and opts for a passive cooling technique. Early bulbs would last over 6000 hours, however the maximum lifespan of a Phillips Luxeon MZ LED chip is around 50,000 hours. Only through passive cooling can you even begin to approach these numbers. *(Standard halogen bulb lasts ~ 450 to 1,000 hours. HIDs last ~ 2000-3000 hours.)

Flexible cloth copper heat sinks are a patented Putco technology.

Installing LED Bulbs in the WRX / STI

Everyone has the choice to disable their DRLs, but they also make their vehicle less visible compared to their DRL equipped counterparts. We have favored a solution that would not tamper with the factory safety measures and still give people usable light for their high beams. If you have installed aftermarket DRLs / C-lights, you can still disable your factory DRL resistor and use these only as a high beam.

Despite the changes in design, the bulb is still plug and play. The small LED driver does not have to be mounted for a proper installation or a clean install.

Installation is as simple as installing a normal OEM bulb.

NOTE: Please add stock high beam gasket to the base of the light if there is any play. Some customers will need to do this while many will not. Australian customers can use this bulb to replace their main high beam and not the DRL which is located in the fog light. The Silver-Lux is currently only available in 6500K.

Color temp: 6500K
Quantity: Sold as a PAIR
Warranty: 1 year

NOTE: During the hours of dusk, the DRL function will appear very bright compared to the ambient light. It is recommended that you turn your headlights on earlier.

Phillips Luxeon MZ

While the cost of the Phillips Luxeon MZ chip is higher, the bulb outputs a very uniform light when it comes to color. It really does offer the best combination of brightness, uniformity, and luminance enabling precision light control.


When replacing lights on your vehicle with aftermarket products, current draw should always be a concern. The Silver-Lux bulbs have a low current draw for the amount of light they output. At 12V this bulb is only drawing 1.64 amps. Power is 19.3W at this temperature.


Housings can vary in size across all vehicles which use 9005 bulbs. If you feel the bulb is loose, simply remove the gasket on your stock bulb and place it at the base of this bulb as seen in the picture below.

In general this will fit vehicles which use a 9005 bulb. Please verify your bulbs if your vehicle is not listed below. The sizes are listed in your owner's manual.

SubiSpeed only offers HID relays when they are possibly required. We have tested the current draw of this kit and found that it does not exceed the factory wiring.

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