After 8 years one of my headlamps burned out. I replaced it with a Sylvania Brightstar lamp. Wow! It's truly a night and day difference. The old one is like a single birthday candle, the new like the Bat signal. Can't believe I literally drove in the dark for years.
The only downside is I read I'll be lucky to get 2 years from the new lamp vs the 8 from the old but it's worth it.
Do they make a bright lamp that actually lasts like the OEM? Gotta be an LED version that's rated much longer than the halogen.