How to choose the perfect headlight bulbs for Chevrolet Suburban?

2019 Chevrolet Suburban ChartBulb Number
Headlight Bulb High Beam
9005
Headlight Bulb Low Beam(with halogen headlights)
H11
Headlight Bulb Low Beam(with HID headlights)
D3S
Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb
LED
Brake Light Bulb
7440R
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front
7440A
License Plate Light Bulb
2825
License Plate Light Bulb
98
Parking Light Bulb
LED
Tail Light Bulb
LED
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
7440
Back Up Reverse Light Bulb
921
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
LED
Side Marker Light Bulb Rear
LED
Daytime Running Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
9005
Daytime Running Light Bulb(with HID headlights)
LED
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
LED
Dome Light Bulb
LED
Map Light Bulb
LED
Interior Door Light Bulb
LED

The Chevrolet Suburban was created as the perfect family hauler from the get-go. It comes with a spacious interior for up to 9 passengers, a lot of space for cargo, comfortable ride quality and powerful engines. It’s almost perfect for any family holiday to be honest.

Unlike smaller compact vehicles, the Suburban is also very good in the lighting department, and that’s especially true for models equipped with Xenon headlights. However, the owners must maintain the headlights well in order to get the most out of them in the long run, and that’s what we’re going to talk about here. Oh, we’ll throw some guides on how to improve the headlights for good measure. You know, for those who are still driving with halogen bulbs.

Chevrolet Suburban Headlight Bulb Size Chart

How to find the right headlight bulbs for Chevrolet Suburban?

Maintaining the headlights is as easy as replacing a broken bulb with a new one. However, the problem is that most manufacturers use different bulbs for different vehicles and finding the right one can be a daunting task. The best way to know what is the right bulbs for your Suburban is to check in the owner’s manual, or at the nearest Chevrolet dealer.

How to upgrade the headlights on the Suburban?

This guide is mostly for those who have normal halogen headlights on their Suburban’s. However, some may find the upgrade options tempting due to other reasons, such as better looks.

First, let’s start with bulb replacement. Replacing the bulbs on your Suburban is very cheap, but that doesn’t mean that you should cheap out. Always replace your broken bulbs with high-quality ones from reputable manufacturers. This way you will be sure that you get the most powerful beam of light, and that they will last as long as possible. Some cheaper bulbs may promise a very strong beam of light and long-lasting performance, but they fail to deliver on the promise in real life.

Replacing your headlight bulbs with HID bulbs will yield even better results. These bulbs shine brighter than halogen bulbs and last much longer. However, they can only be installed together with a conversion kit (they work on different electricity), and cost a lot more than halogen bulbs, but we think they are worth it.

LED bulbs have surfaced in the last few years as a viable alternative. They shine even brighter than HID bulbs and need less electricity to do that, but they don’t work with existing headlight designs. In other words, even though the light may be brighter, it won’t reach as far in most situations. Also, there are a lot of models available from different manufacturers, most of them no-name from China. Here, you really don’t know what you get until you experience them.

The best way to improve the headlights on your Suburban is to completely replace them with aftermarket ones. Aftermarket headlights have come a long way from the cheap alternatives to OEM headlights – now they offer much better looks and performance. Most of them are HID, and some even LED matrix headlights. With these headlights on, you will experience the best possible lighting – nights will be transformed into days.

What color temperature of headlights to choose?

The color temperature of the bulbs also plays a role in how one perceives brightness. It is generally accepted that 3000K bulbs only be used for fog lights because they are very warm. 4300K, on the other hand, are considered “natural white” and work great in night conditions, but they still look warm from the outside. 5000-6000K bulbs are the best option if you want the icy cool look, as they produce white and clear light. 8000K, on the other hand, tend to produce “ice blue” image, which some may prefer.

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