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Old 10-26-2004, 06:07 PM   #11
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I have cheap, supposedly "Xenon" (ha!) knockoffs. Slightly whiter than stock, still championing on like nothing... knock on wood
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You could try Hella Optilux, if you can find them.
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:04 PM   #13
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i enjoy my "cool blue" sylvania high beams. It a reasonable step down from silverstars and a lot cheaper....
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:19 PM   #14
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What about GE "NightHawks"?

I've seen advertising for them, and they are at your local Canadian Tire.
Blub pricing is $19-$29 Cdn per blub.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:43 PM   #15
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Well it has been probably just under a year now that I have my SS in the Malibu ( 2 clips and the hole light comes out HAHA), and they are working fine. I also drive alot during the week, probably on average about 20+ hours during week days for my job. I REALLY like these lights at night especially during the winter. I was once behind a BMW for a good little bit with no street lights in the middle of nowhere and compared to those well there is no comparison but it was not THAT far off from those lights.

I think when they do burn out I will try those Night Hawk bulbs out.
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I think I might know why my low beams are bighting the bullet so early. I usually start the car with the remote starter every morning and night and when the ignition wire is powered on my headlights automatically turn on when it'* dark out.. so they're on when the engine cranks over causing the ligths to flicker for a second when the engine cranks. The constant changing voltage from the starter probabably took it'* toll on the bulbs over time. :(
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Custom88... that'* actually a smart thought.... I never thought of that.
My car is typically parked underground, so I rarely use the remote starter... except at work... and even then I normally forget to use it.
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ive had silverstars for a 8 months and my dad has had them on his bonneville for a year and a half. since we've had them they havent burned out.
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had them in my car for a year and a half, my parents car for two years, my truck for a year, and my g/f'* car for nine months. not one problem. foglights on the other hand...
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My Silverstar low beams lasted less than a year also.
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