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Old 12-09-2005, 09:08 AM   #11
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I've seen a new phillips bulb out. I beleive it is between a performance and regular bulb.
i remember seeing that the last time i was at adavnce i think. maybe ill try them out.. has anyone here tried them yet?
I was planning on it if my SS'* burned up quickly as most say they should have in the 97 assembly
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I use Nokyas....very very blue.
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My brother has them in his 01 impala, there actually pretty descent looking, im using piaa in the bonne right now, but the philips in the impala are descent
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Streetglow Hyper-White headlights are really good i have been running them for 2 years now and they are really white when shining on objects and have a nice tint of blue when far away. Nokya also makes pretty good looking ones that have the same kind of effect of HIDs (the color) both are not too expensive and are good looking
I ran the Street Glow bulbs in one of my old cars, they ran so hot, they melted the plastic bulb plug and the insulation off of the wires. Of course I didn't figure this out until the headlight stopped working all together. I had to rewire the whole system, and I switched back to stock bulbs.
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thats wierd because i use the streetglow ones and i have no problems and they get warm (like any lightbulb does) but never melted anything. actually some japanese bulbs that i couldnt even read that were put into my friends explorer melted his stuff. I suggest do not go with completely forign stuff you cant even read.
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Streetglow Hyper-White headlights are really good i have been running them for 2 years now and they are really white when shining on objects and have a nice tint of blue when far away. Nokya also makes pretty good looking ones that have the same kind of effect of HIDs (the color) both are not too expensive and are good looking
I ran the Street Glow bulbs in one of my old cars, they ran so hot, they melted the plastic bulb plug and the insulation off of the wires. Of course I didn't figure this out until the headlight stopped working all together. I had to rewire the whole system, and I switched back to stock bulbs.
some HIGH wattage bulbs will do that... ive heard very few instances of this happening tho
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I have not seen those new Phillips bulbs, but I have tried the GE nighthawk bulbs, and they are crap compared to the silverstarts. I have also tried the Cool Blue bulbs. And from personal experience, it is OEM, then Cool Blue then the silverstars for brightness and light quality. I spend many hours driving and now with winter upon us I am driving more and more at night.

Luckily for me the silverstars are quite content in the Malibu. I find they give a white light, not really blue, and it lights up the signs great. That was until I had to chance to drive Seth'* car at the Bonne meet we had up in Toronto the weekend my engine blew up on my Bonne. Now those lights were unbelievable. I loved them, they were lighting up signs way off in the distance and over many lanes, but the cost of those is what is preventing me form getting them. Of course they are an HID kit that he put on.

I guess the only problem is that any of the "performance" bulbs do not last as long as a regular bulb does. Sure some do last a good length of time, but the companies stand behind the fact they are performance bulbs and do not last long.


If I can find better bulbs out there than the silverstars ( at a better price) I may end up switching over. Plus I may do that 9005 mod, especially since I have the plastic lenses on my Malibu and they get pitted pretty easily which cuts down on my light output. I personally don't like the blue color of the bulbs, I like a nice white light, that way there is less chance of them looking aftermarket and getting pulled over.
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sylvania cool blue...which are really white...I like 'em.
same here, I'll keep 'em till they burn out.
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I have not seen those new Phillips bulbs, but I have tried the GE nighthawk bulbs, and they are crap compared to the silverstarts. I have also tried the Cool Blue bulbs. And from personal experience, it is OEM, then Cool Blue then the silverstars for brightness and light quality. I spend many hours driving and now with winter upon us I am driving more and more at night.

Luckily for me the silverstars are quite content in the Malibu. I find they give a white light, not really blue, and it lights up the signs great. That was until I had to chance to drive Seth'* car at the Bonne meet we had up in Toronto the weekend my engine blew up on my Bonne. Now those lights were unbelievable. I loved them, they were lighting up signs way off in the distance and over many lanes, but the cost of those is what is preventing me form getting them. Of course they are an HID kit that he put on.

I guess the only problem is that any of the "performance" bulbs do not last as long as a regular bulb does. Sure some do last a good length of time, but the companies stand behind the fact they are performance bulbs and do not last long.


If I can find better bulbs out there than the silverstars ( at a better price) I may end up switching over. Plus I may do that 9005 mod, especially since I have the plastic lenses on my Malibu and they get pitted pretty easily which cuts down on my light output. I personally don't like the blue color of the bulbs, I like a nice white light, that way there is less chance of them looking aftermarket and getting pulled over.
i have used the cool blues, and i wasnt impressed by them at all, they didnt seem any brighter than the oem halogens, and ive already been through three sets of silver stars in the last 2 and a half years, so im not very thrilled about the reliability
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