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Old 10-28-2004, 07:07 PM   #21
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I have the original bulbs from '89. I have 16 year old bulbs, and they work just fine, except they aren't bright.. and probably like 5 watts.


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Old 10-28-2004, 07:57 PM   #22
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i have had my SS bulbs for the lows for almost 2 years now
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Get Sylvania XTRA vision. Cheaper then SS, and actually put out more light.
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Old 10-29-2004, 11:17 PM   #24
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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. :(
Custom, I was just wondering if your OE bulbs ever burnt out prematurely?
I've had my SS (Lo)bulbs in for a little over a year now.
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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. :(
Custom, I was just wondering if your OE bulbs ever burnt out prematurely?
I've had my SS (Lo)bulbs in for a little over a year now.
And just in case anyone is interested, I received this offer from Sylvania

Save 25% now at www.sylvaniaperformanceshop.com on all SilverStar High Performance Headlights. Silverstar headlights are the whitest, brightest 100% street legal halogen headlights available. Whiter light helps you see better at night. And if your night vision is better, night driving is safer. Offer good through November 7th so get yours now.

Use Gift certificate code 0404Pro and save 25% off your order of SilverStar headlights.
Free Shipping on all orders.
I made teh switch to the silverstars when one of my low beams went out. It was on the passenger side though, not the driver'* like it was this time. I just replaced the low beam anyway. It was $19.99 at autozone.
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I was comparing SS (SilverStars) to NH (Night Hawks), they are the exact same price at Canadian Tire..... but CT says they are 'on sale' because they are new, and are expected to be a few dollars MORE then the SS.

I didn't buy the NH, I went w/ CoolBlues instead, for my 91 (because I have blackouts on her... so expensive lights wouldn't really do anything). Cool Blues are cheap, 1/2 the price of the SS or NH.... but not too cheap..
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I had two more silverstars burn out this week. The first one to let go was the driver'* side high beam. Then after that the passenger side low beam went. This is getting old fast.. $60 in headlight bulbs in a month.
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Silverstars have been said to run hotter, so they can penetrate the blue lense to keep output the same as lower level lights, This kills them much quicker, and any imperfections will accelerate this.

If you run your lights in your home on a dimmer, and don't use them @ 100% they will last nearly forever.
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Silverstars have been said to run hotter, so they can penetrate the blue lense to keep output the same as lower level lights, This kills them much quicker, and any imperfections will accelerate this.

If you run your lights in your home on a dimmer, and don't use them @ 100% they will last nearly forever.
Does this mean they're going to fog up my lenses quicker?
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I use the Cyber White by Navigator and they are BRIGHT!! They only ran me $16.
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