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Old 02-15-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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i have a 1999 SLE i want to replace my factery head light bulbs with brighter ones what should i use or what bulb gives off the blueish light
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A lot of guys use Silver Star bulbs. I actually us GE NightHawks. I really like them, very bright.

I have seen a few Silver Star bulbs die quickly, but some people have them for long periods and they're fine... That'* why I stick with the NightHawks.
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what coler is the night haulk bulb glow?
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The NightHawks are pure white light. They're not blue at all.

The blue ones aren't always the best in rainy/snowy conditions. But blue bulbs do look a lot cooler. It'* kinda up to you what you're going for...
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Warning!

Blue light is BAD for Rain
You cant see crap!

Silver Stars are a good upgrade from Stock Bulbs
BUT there are better brighter ones out there for around the same price.
And yes the other ones are brighter and better then the Silver stars just they will not give off blueish light

Blue light = Less visible light output
White or Yellowish (to some people) is the best for light output.

Silver stars Can last a LONG time and other times people have had then die in a few months.
Manly people have problems with them in the Fog.Driving light bulbs.
But for the most part, if your looking for easy to find and ok Prices bulbs, Silver stars are ok.

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Also yes, the Knight Hawks are very good, Allot of online review sites like them

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Here is a link to one i got and i LOVE!!! love! Love them ALLOT

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=64513
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read this

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=528934#528934

get 70% more lumens with this simple mod.
i will never go back to the 9006 bulb.

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A lot of guys use Silver Star bulbs. I actually us GE NightHawks. I really like them, very bright.

I have seen a few Silver Star bulbs die quickly, but some people have them for long periods and they're fine... That'* why I stick with the NightHawks.
Currently I have the GE Night Hawks installed for my reverse lights (and yes they are bright). I'm still debating whether I should installed them for my high beams or install blue high beams(I currently have blue ones for my low beams)
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I have the Sliverstars in the driving lights and I love them...just because the housing is glass, they appear brighter white with a hint of blue over plastic covers. yellow light does provide better driving light, but I like the looks of SS instead

Word to the wise...

My SS headlights have been amazing and have lasted forever and I am still on the first set.

My SS foglights wanted to go twice a month, therefore I dont have them anymore.
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