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Old 02-14-2004, 09:50 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone with an 04 WRX has had any problems with Osram Silverstars. Since the stock bulb is rated at 55 watts, and the H1 Silverstars is rated at 68 watts (from their website), I want to know if the 13 watt difference will create a problem. I wanted to just replace the stock bulbs (fog lights, high and low beams) with Silverstars but the wattage ratings differ from 10 to 13 watts.
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Old 02-15-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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yeah i have installed then in a wrx...they look real good...work well
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Old 02-16-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I can't find the wattage ratings for the H1 Silverstars on OSRAM's site, but based on other stuff I found on their site, I think I know what's going on here.

H1 Silverstars are still rated at 55W. The 68 watt max is achieved by using a "test voltage" of 13.2V (10% above nominal). You are fine. OSRAM Silverstars will draw no more power than any other halogen bulbs given the same wiring.

How are the OSRAMs? Are they significantly better than stock?
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:11 PM   #4
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How are the OSRAMs? Are they significantly better than stock?
yes..noticably brighter and more useful.....no tint to the light...very whiteish.....as in useful white, not hyper(blue) white...
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Old 02-16-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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Here's your answer for you wattage question



My friend's experience with these bulbs in his 04 wrx weren't that great. He said the output on them looked like stock to him. I don't know what the deal was since everything I read on them said they were equivalent to the Philips Vision Plus bulbs, which a lot of people on nasioc rave about. Here's a link to that thread (Click here)
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Old 02-17-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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I've been using something similar (possibly the same thing) from Daniel Stern for about a year now. Look here:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=4305#post4305

I think the bulbs cost 11 or 18 each from him.
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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FYI I got these bulbs a few weeks ago, and I love them. They are whiter than stock by a lot and give a lot more usable light. My wife drove my car behind me last night and they look close to HIDs. They are closer to the HID color than they are to stock. A lot cleaner. Driving the car is where you notice the huge difference. Plus at the Daniel Stern site they were $11 or $13 each so less than silverstars. A great investment, and they don't blind anyone either (no one has flashed me). On a side not I also got the fancy high beam bulbs he reccomended and they are outstanding. Like a tunnel of light. No need for HIDs now. As a reference I drove my Dad's S4 (don't you hate it when you rent's are out of town and ask you to keep the rust off their rotors!) to my house the HIDs look awesome, but the osrams have about the same ammount of "usable" light meaning I could see as well with them, they just don't look as "cool"
Good enough for me!
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:15 PM   #8
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Got mine a month or so ago. The most noticeable improvement for me was when using the fog lights. With the stock lights on and fogs on, there was a "blob" of white light where the fogs hit the road. Putting in the Osrams made that "blob" grow to encompass the entire front end of the car. The wife noticed the improvement too and actually/almost/kindof/maybe was impressed that a "mod" did something that appealed to her. Women!
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:08 AM   #9
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Since this thread is still somewhat alive, I may as well post an update...

After some difficulty removing the stock H1 headlight bulbs, I was finally able to install the Osrams and see how they compared. They are definitely whiter than stock, though the color is not drastically different. However, the amount of light proejcted on the road is really great. Much better than before, and the light is projected further.

I am tempted to do the HIR high beam modification that Peaty mentioned, but I'm not sure its worth $40 a bulb.
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Old 04-15-2004, 08:46 AM   #10
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I am tempted to do the HIR high beam modification that Peaty mentioned, but I'm not sure its worth $40 a bulb.
What is the mod he mentioned? I read the linked post, but that just says how to install the bulbs, and I didn't even see it mention how to file the tab down to make the H1R1 fit. If that is what you are talking about, if you have a file, it's VERY EASY to do and takes about 5 minutes for both. Just pull out your current high beam bulbs and compare the size of the tab, take a file to it, and you will be done in no time.
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:05 AM   #11
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This is the HIR upgrade (high beams only) It was mentioned in another thread :

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...&threadid=3122




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Old 04-15-2004, 11:06 AM   #12
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Yeah, upgrade to better bulbs.. I got it... I thought you meant something else along with the bulbs. Those are the bulbs I have. I LOVE them. It's like a tunnels of light with them. Too bad I don't get to drive with my high beams very often though. On a side note, these work very well for flash to pass too .

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