Aftermarket headlight brands - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,856
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default Aftermarket headlight brands

One of the front headlights went out on the Bonneville. I wanted to keep both the sides the same (I typically replaced them in pairs). The cost of the aftermarket lights are pricey, so wanted to shop around.

What I found was that AutoZOne, Oriellys, AdvanceAuto, and Walmart only carry Sylvania lamps (and some no name cheap brand). I wondered why the only carried one brand, and that the prices seemed high at all the part stores.

I went to RockAuto, and they carry 5 different brands, but not Sylvania. RockAuto lamps were about half that of AutoZone, although i could not compare exact brands.

Wondering if all the retailers are in "cahoots", only selling one brand, all the same, when there are other big name brands like GE, that are not being sold at the big retailers.
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
jwfirebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: western,ny state
Posts: 9,616
Thanked 563 Times in 481 Posts
jwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond reputejwfirebird has a reputation beyond repute
Default

sometimes the manufactures give deals if the big places only carry their stuff i think.

ive gotten silverstars from ebay the last half dozen times, and have been pretty pleased, just as with anything you make sure they have a bunch of positive feedback before you buy
jwfirebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Soft Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 3,586
Thanked 340 Times in 302 Posts
Soft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud ofSoft Ride has much to be proud of
Default

I have seen silverstars on sale and overall they are a good buy.
I know here in canucksville everything is always more $ and I always look for sale items and shop/call around for more competitive pricing.
In the Pk Ave & Jeep, I used PIAA for the low beam and silverstar for high.
The Piaa last a long time (many years) still have not had to replace them and I like the beam pattern from the PIAA better. They are more costly but for lows it really is not that much more $.
Soft Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,856
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Amazon has the GE NightHawk Platinums for 18.99 a pair with free shipping. There is also a $10 GE rebate, clearly shown on the Amazon web-site, so a cost of $8.99 for a pair. RockAuto wants 27.62 for a pair, I imagine a rebate also can be applied. Shipping would need to be added to the RockAuto price.

Seems I am going to be trying the GE lowbeam nighthawks. I paid $24 plus tax for one low beam Sylvania at Autozone last week...

Amazon.com: GE 9006NHP/BP2 Nighthawk PLATINUM Headlight Bulbs (Low Beam), Pack of 2: Automotive Amazon.com: GE 9006NHP/BP2 Nighthawk PLATINUM Headlight Bulbs (Low Beam), Pack of 2: Automotive
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brands.... m1030w6 General GM Chat 7 04-10-2007 02:56 AM
Can you list OEM type battery brands/sizes/cost for compare? skregal 2000-2005 6 02-20-2007 05:43 PM
Transmission fluid brands Paul 2000-2005 13 06-24-2005 11:20 PM
Exhaust Tip Brands (I'm Lost) TheGuru 1992-1999 6 06-01-2004 03:16 AM
o2 sensor brands. Damemorder General GM Chat 12 04-09-2004 03:48 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.