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Old 08-10-2005, 01:58 PM   #21
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The glare that some mention is interesting to me. I've never seen glare in any condition so far.

And three of us didn't see the extra set of headlights someone was talking about either...but that doesn't mean they don't exist
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3. What’* the difference between European and North American SilverStar?
The Sylvania North American SilverStar bulbs have a high tech amethyst blue coating to help give the whiter light appearance. The European SilverStar does not have a coating for the whiter light, making it more like the SYLVANIA (US) XtraVision product line. Both bulbs offer greater luminance (increased brightness).
All the lights are the same, other than the coating. The XtraVision will have the same life expectancy as the SS, but put out a more yellow light. The XtraVision is LIKE the European SS, but not the same lamp.
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that looks really nice dood!!

I had silverstars on my probe and I loved them!

What did they set you back?
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SS run hotter because of the coating, the Xtravision would be cooler and last longer with the same filament.
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3. What’* the difference between European and North American SilverStar?
The Sylvania North American SilverStar bulbs have a high tech amethyst blue coating to help give the whiter light appearance. The European SilverStar does not have a coating for the whiter light, making it more like the SYLVANIA (US) XtraVision product line. Both bulbs offer greater luminance (increased brightness).
All the lights are the same, other than the coating. The XtraVision will have the same life expectancy as the SS, but put out a more yellow light. The XtraVision is LIKE the European SS, but not the same lamp.
Just a little note here...

I have had my SS for almost 2 years... They have been a good bulb for me and I have not had a burn out yet... I was on a trip... Buy the time I got into Jacksonville it was pitch black and I was running through patches of rain... I was happy to have the SS bulbs in the 95... Made a big diffrence... I still have the original High beams and well they suck... Not even worth turning the highs on... The Cybers and the SS Lows were just what I needed for my pitch black rainy night driving...

Some will last longer than others... But I am happy with mine, and if mine fail I will most likely replace them... I used the Xtra Vision before I used the Blues, and the Extra Vision is my just incase set for when I am on the road... The blues were transferred over to the 91...

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SS run hotter because of the coating, the Xtravision would be cooler and last longer with the same filament.
That'* complete BS, Jason. I work with optical coatings daily. The coating has absolutely no effect on the temperature of the lamp at all. The wavelengths of light the coating absorbs so as to not pass it are nowhere near the thermal (or infra-red) wavelengths, which are invisible to begin with. Those are absorbed by the glass lens of the headlamp assembly, which is why it gets hot (the IR that isn't absorbed by the glass of the lamp itself, that is). The coating is specifically designed to filter out just the yellow, which is visible, and has no thermal energy. Yellow is in the visible spectrum, not the IR.

You have NFC what you're talking about.

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Besides it is still the same wattage as OEM bulbs, so where is this extra heat coming from?? I would like to see with a laser heat gun a comparison done in that case. One side with SS and one with OEM, that way it is on for the same length of time and get a temp reading. Wait a bit longer, then do the reading again.

Once that is done, then try the reverse. BUT with different bulbs, so put the SS back in the pass side that was there in the beginning ( or OEM) and the opposite for the drivers side, so that way you are trying it with deferent bulbs and may show that one side of the car runs hotter than the other no matter what bulb.
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If you look at the Sylvania website, both lights in question produce EXACTLY the same lumens, and are exactly the same wattage. No point in measuring temps.
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I just mentioned it to prove a point.
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Where'* BonneMeMn? Did he grow weary of the topic?
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