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Old 10-31-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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If u cant afford/dont wanna spend $$$ on PIAA bulbs or HID's, this is ur best bet. it's definitely brighter and whiter than stock. i also changed my park lights to amber (it wasnt a pain in the a$$ but i hated taking out the headlamps. And soon ill be changing my fog lamps to whiter ones. ive read people having trouble with this bulb during rain. i havent used it during rain and i really hope that it doesnt rain nemore cuz i hate cleaning my car and waxing it and ended up gettin dirty again cuz of rain.
Neways, i personnally like this brand cuz of its quality and price. overall ive heard more + opinions on these than -. i recommend this
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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I've been raving about these bulbs since I picked them up in August. I drove in the rain on Friday, and didn't notice any diminished performance with the bulbs.

If I ever put my stock foglights back on. I'll probably pick up a set for those too.

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Old 11-05-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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I've been raving about these bulbs since I picked them up in August. I drove in the rain on Friday, and didn't notice any diminished performance with the bulbs.

If I ever put my stock foglights back on. I'll probably pick up a set for those too.

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I have looked and never found H3 silverstars for the stock foglights. Have you seen them somewhere?
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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I haven't seen anyone stock them locally. But you can always purchase them directly from SILVANIA. And the prices don't seem too bad. If anything you could probably walk into your local Schlep Boyz, or whathaveyou with the part number and have them order it.

I think they listed it for $23 for the H3 bulbs.

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Old 11-07-2003, 07:18 PM   #5
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i have silver stars for about a year....i just picked up my 2 set a few weeks ago.....(one of mine blew) just about a year....

i am not happy witht he inital life of these ...my piaa's lasted longer.....2.5 years super plasmas...(purple)

these work very well in most cases....BUT they do wash out in rainy weather....as with most really white bulbs...they simple just wash out on wet roads...same thing with the piaa's.....

do i liek them yes
are they good yes....would i recomned them yes!

they are whatthey are....pick up a set in walmart
35 bucks.....
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Old 11-09-2003, 05:39 PM   #6
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Question xian

What do you mean by "wash out" in the rain. Ive never heard this term used to describe light... Do you mean that the rain drops diffuse the light or something?
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Old 11-09-2003, 06:08 PM   #7
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What do you mean by "wash out" in the rain. Ive never heard this term used to describe light... Do you mean that the rain drops diffuse the light or something?
that's exactly what it means.

I haven't had this problem with my hid's. I didn't have it with my catz gold fog light bulbs, or my previous catz gold h4's in my old civic. i DID have some wash out with my h4 piaa superwhites in my civic, but it wasn't that bad. my gf's been running her superwhites for close to 2 years now. mine lasted almost as long and i bet my catz golds would have lasted that long had my civic not been stolen. h1 fog bulbs are still going strong and i use my fogs all the time.

the silverstars are only OK. IMO they aren't worth the money. we currently have them on my father's accord and it just looks dim after driving my car. they are a very mild improvement over factory bulbs.
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:49 PM   #8
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What do you mean by "wash out" in the rain. Ive never heard this term used to describe light... Do you mean that the rain drops diffuse the light or something?
By going to a spectrum closer to blue, the beams are less visible. If I'm not too sleep deprived, I think my physics professor tried to relate it like this:
yellow spectrums tend to reflect off of the surfaces because of their higher wavelength

blue spectrums tend to "follow" the surfaces because of their lower wavelength

It's kind of like how sound works.... Bass follows surfaces, and treble is very directional & reflective.

When you're in a rainy/foggy situation, the yellow light is going to reflect better, while the blue light is simply going to "bend" and therefore fail to reflect as well. This is what is termed "washing out"....

again, I may just be sleep deprived
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Old 01-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #9
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I haven't seen anyone stock them locally. But you can always purchase them directly from SILVANIA. And the prices don't seem too bad. If anything you could probably walk into your local Schlep Boyz, or whathaveyou with the part number and have them order it.

I think they listed it for $23 for the H3 bulbs.

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I got a pair at the Pep Boys on Bristol and Baker.
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Old 01-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #10
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Sylvania Extravision bulbs are measurably brighter and way less blue than Silverstars. Both are DOT approved and brighter than the OEM's.
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Old 01-17-2004, 05:14 PM   #11
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I got a pair at the Pep Boys on Bristol and Baker.
Did you get a set of bulbs for the headlights, or the fog/driving lights. Getting the headlamps is easy. It was the fog lamps that someone else was looking for.....
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the silverstars are only OK. IMO they aren't worth the money. we currently have them on my father's accord and it just looks dim after driving my car. they are a very mild improvement over factory bulbs.
Amen. They are very cool, but I would recommend plasmas over high-output halogens anyday.
My friend has Silverstars in his GTP and I have plasmas in my rex. My visibility is definitely superior.
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Old 01-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #13
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it is a decent bulb, but by no means the best. the tinted housing takes away some of the lighting, as well as causing it to have a whitish - bluish light that gets washed out. sylvania counteracts the loss of lighting to maintain better than stock results by using the maximum allowable amount of light output for that range.

as mentioned before there are better solutions in less spectacular looking packages.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:26 AM   #14
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I just put sylvania silverstars in my car and I have nothing of what was mentioned as a bluish light. Comparing them to the stock foglights, the silverstar headlights are just a tad whiter in color.
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Old 01-20-2004, 03:46 PM   #15
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I just put sylvania silverstars in my car and I have nothing of what was mentioned as a bluish light. Comparing them to the stock foglights, the silverstar headlights are just a tad whiter in color.
no blueish here either.

contrary to what jsmonet has said, here's a picture of my lowbeam and I keep getting flashed indicating that I have my high beam on. They have no clue how bright my high beam would be until I flashed them back. I actually thought Silverstars are just an overrated bulb, but I was proven wrong.



I did the Koji Headlight Mod and seems to me that it looks brighter since the lightbeam is not as 'scaterred' compared to non-painted ones. Notice from the pic I attached that you can actually 'see' the lightbeam pattern.

got the 9007 and H3 from eBay for $26.95 each pair.

I am as happy as the

Buy it from this link to eBay (J Lee Global Store)
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Loved em, now I have HID.

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Amen. They are very cool, but I would recommend plasmas over high-output halogens anyday.
My friend has Silverstars in his GTP and I have plasmas in my rex. My visibility is definitely superior.
Plasma?
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Plasma?
Sorry for the misunderstanding - I was referring to xenons.
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I am as happy as the

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...until two nights ago. Just only after or not even four months, the driver side fog is burnt out already. And no, I did not touch the bulb when installing, I know better.
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wow... I was just thinking about this topic earlier tonight...

I put my stock bumper back on w/my Greddy lip... And after having the Sylvania's in for a year. I noticed them significantly dimmer than the Piaa bulbs in the fog lights...

Time to rummage through my closet for my spare piaa bulbs to swap back into the headlights.... sigh.

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I put police stobes in my F150. With the 1" spot that was cut out of the mirrored reflector for the strobe I thought it was best to go with the best beam I could afford.

I bought the SilverStars and like others had mentioned, people would flash thier highbeams at me and then they would find out what highbeams were.
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Don't ya just love that!

And why is it that people don't just flash you anymore? They have to turn on their brights and keep them on until you pass...Eye for an eye? Didn't someone wise say something like "If everyone lived by the saying 'an eye for an eye,' then the whole world would be blind" or something to that effect?
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Just got done playing with my broken silverstar from my accendent a few months ago.

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Don't ya just love that!

And why is it that people don't just flash you anymore? They have to turn on their brights and keep them on until you pass...Eye for an eye? Didn't someone wise say something like "If everyone lived by the saying 'an eye for an eye,' then the whole world would be blind" or something to that effect?
How long should I let them flash thier high beams at me !?

Just squint and drive?
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As soon as they do it to you, BLAST EM with your brights! I get it all the time in the Hummer, and if it is a straight away I hit all 8 off road lights and my brights. Just to let them know what my brights look like.

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