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Old 12-06-2009, 09:52 AM
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I've been wanting to conver to HID, but the cost just makes it impractical for me right now. I've always been one that likes a lot of night time visibility, and I had been eyeing the Silver Star Ultras for a few weeks. I finally broke down and shelled out the $50 and installed them. I also cranked the headlamps up one complete turn at the time. Wow! What a difference over the stock halogen bulbs that came in the truck. The beam pattern is longer, wider, and the light is much whiter than halogens could ever hope to be. I highly recommend these to anyone that wants better night time visibility but can't afford to shell out the greenbacks for the HID conversion.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:59 AM
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Yes , I agree they do look great , but they don't last . My step son had them in his Acura and didn't last long at all . A friend of mine said over seas they have a light bulb that is similar to the Silverstar and lasts a long time . They are almost impossible to get here . I will get ahold of him and see if I can get the name of them .
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:07 AM
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I know they aren't likely to last as long as the stock units but the regular Silver Stars I had in my Pathfinder a few years ago lasted the 2 years I had it and were still going when I sold it. The warranty on these is one year, so we'll se what happens. I'll post any gripes I may have down the road with them.
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I was thinking of trying those myself, for pretty much the same reason, and that was my concern also, how long they last, but I may end up doing that as well. Definitely looks like they would be a huge improvement on the stock bulbs.

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i was thinking about those, but i used PIAA on my prelude(before i traded it in), and the PIAAs were really nice...Not too sure what they look like compared to the Silver Stars, but, like you said ive heard they do not last long at all...My PIAAs lasted me over two years, and possibly still going for whoever has the car now...
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I had the Hella version of the silverstars and they were really nice visibility wise but they had more blue tint to the bulb then the silverstars and had one burn out after 6 months. Apparently the ones with less tint in them allows the bulb to release more heat which is the main cause of them not lasting as long since they burn hotter to produce a brighter light. I then got the silverstars (which have almost no tint to them but a little) and had one burn out after 1 year. They are brighter than the hella's and do seem to last longer. Had these in my last vehicle and havent gotten them for my ram yet but I will. You pay a little more but the safety aspect is hard to pass up.
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I think the huge variable is how much night driving you do. For me, maybe 10% of my driving is at night these days, so they should last me a while. They have a 1 year warranty and I've got the receipt in a safe place if I ever need it.
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I am interested in them. Eyeballed them for quite some time now, would like to replace headlamps and fog lights if I do it though...
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I had PIAA on mine before I upgraded to HIDs, for plug and play bulbs, they were extremely bright, would definetely recommend
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Thats too bad they dont last too long. I was/am going to purchase some myself. I have the tinted head covers and would be nice for more light than i have now. Even without the tint the stocks arent that bright. Going on what ken04 stated about the tint in the bulb i wounder with having tint on my lens if that would help at all.?????????????
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