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Old 07-04-2005, 11:36 PM   #11
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actually bill believe it or not burning the DRL'* at the low wattage actually increases there lifespan....and if his lowbeams went out then the DRL'* wernt a issue, the 2000+ have the DRL'* in the highs
It only increases lifespan because they won't burnout being dimmed. Their full brightness lifespan is the same.
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I wrote Sylvania re the early death of my Silverstars. Here is their reply:
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Thank you for your web inquiry. Unfortunately, as with most high performance
products, there is a trade-off between the higher performance of the SilverStar
and its life hours. The shorter life span is directly related to the high
performance nature of the lamps. The blue absorption coating on the glass
contributes to the crisp, white light emitted but also contributes to its
decreased life. The SilverStar product works harder (not burns hotter, however)
to give the whiter, brighter light and this impacts its life hours. The life
expectancy of a SilverStar halogen light source is largely dependent on the
driver'* use of the lights, which will vary by season, time of day and number of
miles driven. We estimate the SilverStar halogen lights to have a life span of
up to one year under average driving conditions. The life of the SilverStar is
further decreased if being used in a day-time running light application.
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So, they work great, cost a lot....and only are expected to last a year.

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I wrote Sylvania re the early death of my Silverstars. Here is their reply:
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Thank you for your web inquiry. Unfortunately, as with most high performance
products, there is a trade-off between the higher performance of the SilverStar
and its life hours. The shorter life span is directly related to the high
performance nature of the lamps. The blue absorption coating on the glass
contributes to the crisp, white light emitted but also contributes to its
decreased life. The SilverStar product works harder (not burns hotter, however)
to give the whiter, brighter light and this impacts its life hours. The life
expectancy of a SilverStar halogen light source is largely dependent on the
driver'* use of the lights, which will vary by season, time of day and number of
miles driven. We estimate the SilverStar halogen lights to have a life span of
up to one year under average driving conditions. The life of the SilverStar is
further decreased if being used in a day-time running light application.
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So, they work great, cost a lot....and only are expected to last a year.

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Have been running the Silver Stars in mine for the past two years now and still no problems.
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Yeah Jim...others have gotten that response verbatum. Which really says, "we see tons of failures, but like high profit"
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I had a set in my Riv, did'nt last a year. I am going with a HID setup soon.
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