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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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So since i have a hard time seeing while driving at night, especially when raining, i decided to search for a headlight upgrade. I didn't want lights that appear super bright, blue, or greenish to oncoming traffic. So i ended up buying the Sylvania SilverStar Ultra night vision head light bulbs, and they are awesome! Super pure white light, lights up the road great. They are kind of pricey...$39 AFTER $10 mail in rebate. I was planning on returning them if they were junk, but to me they were worth every penny, night driving is no longer squint to see for me. Mailing off my rebate in the morning!
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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So since i have a hard time seeing while driving at night, especially when raining, i decided to search for a headlight upgrade. I didn't want lights that appear super bright, blue, or greenish to oncoming traffic. So i ended up buying the Sylvania SilverStar Ultra night vision head light bulbs, and they are awesome! Super pure white light, lights up the road great. They are kind of pricey...$39 AFTER $10 mail in rebate. I was planning on returning them if they were junk, but to me they were worth every penny, night driving is no longer squint to see for me. Mailing off my rebate in the morning!


bright yes...good NO!!!!! I went through 8 in a year in the Rover...stock bulbs lasted over 3yrs...in fact they were still good when I replaced them with the silverstars...too bad I couldn't find them after I started blowing the silverstars...I hope you have better luck with them
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #3
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These aren't the regular silverstars that burn out super fast...maybe they will, time will tell
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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i had the silver stars in my old car. best bulbs i ever bought.

i had a rebate on them, and sent it in and NEVER got my money back. good luck with that.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #5
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I have had my one headlight which is a silverstar last for around 3 years. The other one I had to replace as I droped the grill and the light wouldn't work anymore But I now have a burnt out one i need to replace.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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Do they make these for fog lights too? I haven't been able to find them.

I want to throw some on my car but I don't want my fog lights to be a different color/intensity.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #7
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yeah i think they do, what type of bulb does it require
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #8
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bright yes...good NO!!!!! I went through 8 in a year in the Rover...stock bulbs lasted over 3yrs...in fact they were still good when I replaced them with the silverstars...too bad I couldn't find them after I started blowing the silverstars...I hope you have better luck with them
Um so you seriously spent 800$ in one year on headlights? :miff:

I have em now seem to work great, and have been goin strong for over 1 year.

however when I tried the capsule ones (not the big sealed beam) on another vehicle they didnt seem to be all that bright...
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yeah i think they do, what type of bulb does it require


Hell if I know. It's been too cold to start poking around and checking things out on my car yet.

I don't even know what the underside of my car looks like, much less where the oil filter is and it bothers me.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #10
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ive got the Ultras in my truck now and has the Std Silver Stars in my old Sonoma.. These new ones are awsome even brighter than the regs. i had in the noma.. Sweet thing is my Fog lights are std. 9006 and im thinking about tossing the Ultras in there but 9005 (high beam of the 9006 )
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #11
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i've got them in my WJ and my Wifes Honda.

LOVE THEM

Wives have been in for 2 years, mine for 3.

when you were blowing them, were you touching the glass envelope when you installed them? that is bad.

I also have used them in my YJ for several years, even back when it was my DD and loved them
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Have them in my vehicles and love them. My wife was very happy when I put them in her vehicle as well. Night driving is a lot better with the added visibility.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:02 PM   #13
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Um so you seriously spent 800$ in one year on headlights? :miff:
How do you figure $800 for 8 bulbs?

I've had the regular SilverStar headlights in my XJ for almost a year and I like them a lot.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:55 PM   #14
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I just put them in the XJ what an improvement!! Really helps driving on the twisty mountain roads! They were $20 each but worth every penny so far!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 04:19 PM   #15
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bright yes...good NO!!!!! I went through 8 in a year in the Rover...stock bulbs lasted over 3yrs...in fact they were still good when I replaced them with the silverstars...too bad I couldn't find them after I started blowing the silverstars...I hope you have better luck with them
Is your system surging and blowing the bulbs for some odd reason (are the silverstars more sensitive, or do they use less power)?

I'd guess something odd is going on beyond the bulb's control...



Anyway, I think I have these in the seXJ and they are fabuful.
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Is your system surging and blowing the bulbs for some odd reason (are the silverstars more sensitive, or do they use less power)?

I'd guess something odd is going on beyond the bulb's control...



Anyway, I think I have these in the seXJ and they are fabuful.
That is what I suspected however I could never prove as all system checks were go...
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #17
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I have them in my 87 F250 and love them. They were in my Bronco II first so I think they are going on about 3 years.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #18
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Do they make them for a CJ7?
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had them for years and they are the bomb havent had any issues yet like the older blue bulbs that melted harneses
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Old April 10th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #20
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just put a set of the ultras in my av got the dims installed - loved them, so off i went to blow another $150 to match all the lights, even got some for the wifes ford. hopefully i can find a fog light that will work, the ones that they said i needed didn't fit.
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