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sylvania silverstars

Pepboys has a good deal on the silverstars - worth the upgrade to replace the original 9007's?
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i think yes, but i'll let ya know in a couple days when mine come in

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The silverstars are the brightest high quality replacement. I have also heard that they only last a year, tops. IMO they are too expensive to be replaced that often. I went with the Xtravisions. They are not as bright as the Silverstars, but better than stock. They are cheaper and supposedly last longer, too.
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I have the silverstars part #9007, they are really bright even with my old dull lenses.
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I like mine. They were $37 at Wally World.
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$29.99 at Wal Mart. Very Bright. I went from normal bulbs in old yellow 94 lenses, to the SilverStars in brand new 97 lenses. Major improvement.
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Pepboys has a good deal on the silverstars - worth the upgrade to replace the original 9007's?
How much? Thinking of putting them in the Explorer.

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i got some silverstars from my buddy for doing some car work for him. Yes they are bright bulbs, what makes them better is that there is no yellow tint in their light.
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Used them in my SAAB (9004) and in my tbird. Love em. VERY sensitive to voltage, though, 16V killed them.
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I think they're actually about the same as the XtraVisions, except they have a blue tint and cost double. Blue tint makes bulbs seem brighter because blue light gives more glare, but I think the XtraVisions actually have the same light output. I saw some posts on this subject around here a couple months ago, and some criticism at www.danielsternlighting.com Oh, and he says the filament do wear out more quickly.

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Here is my post under exterior.
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Summary: twin pack $11.88 after rebate and sales at Pep Boys for next two weeks.
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I think they're actually about the same as the XtraVisions, except they have a blue tint and cost double. Blue tint makes bulbs seem brighter because blue light gives more glare, but I think the XtraVisions actually have the same light output. I saw some posts on this subject around here a couple months ago, and some criticism at www.danielsternlighting.com Oh, and he says the filament do wear out more quickly.
They have no blue tint.
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Some Pep Boys ads were misprinted (at least around here) and the $11.88 price is EACH after rebate when you buy them in the twin pack.
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They have no blue tint.
Really? I thought they did. I remember looking at some Sylvanias that did. I guess I was thinking of the Cool Blue lights. I stand corrected on that point. But I would rather get the XtraVisions, although the "blue" look is cool.

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The silverstars LOOK brighter, but they are NOT. They put out the same light, but the silverstars have a blue film on them. Pretty easy to determine which will actually be better.




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If you are worried about the cost of replacing them every year, just drive like 400 miles less in the entire year and use your saved gas money to buy bulbs
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post #17 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 09:26 AM
 
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Silverstars are a real good replacement bulb if you want to see better. I've had them for well over a year in my '89 Caprice and have had no problems. I can see the difference and they light up the road better. They are worth it, especially if you drive at night.
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i have them in 2 cars, my 1981 regal, sealed beams, and in my parents crown vic, they make a world of difference in both cars.the crowns headlamps are starting to yellow, and my mom says she can totally see the difference. can actually see the nose of the car at night now. the regal is the same way. i have not noticed any blue color, they are really really white and bright. i have no experience with the extravisions though, would be interested to see. i cant answer the life expectancy question either. i havent had them for more than a couple months, ill let you know next winter.

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I believe Sylvania refers to the silverstars as hyperwhites, or something like that. It's designed to be a very white light. Love mine.
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i love my silverstars...put them on my 93 and it made a reall difference with the old lenses...

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camera was set at low resolution...they actually arent as blue as they appear to be on the pic...and thats one thing i liked about them, they are just really clean white bright light...

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I like the sillverstars, it's a good color of light, something different from all the others. I hate those "blue" lights that all the ricers have, those are horrible in the rain.

I've put 20k on my car since i did the silverstars and I run with my lights on whenever the car is driving day or night. So definetly longer than a year for lamp life.

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I have them, I can see no blue tint. I went out and pulled one last night still don't see any blue tint. Joel bender has a set and he also can verify that they do NOT have a visible blue tint. I wouldn’t have bought them if they had. When installed I could tell an improvement in visibility immediately.
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I have them, I can see no blue tint. I went out and pulled one last night still don't see any blue tint. Joel bender has a set and he also can verify that they do NOT have a visible blue tint. I wouldn’t have bought them if they had. When installed I could tell an improvement in visibility immediately.
Not aware of any blue tint on mine either. I believe we all have the hyperwhites. Slyvannia probably makes some blue tinted ones. But those aren't what i'm running.

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Really? I thought they did. I remember looking at some Sylvanias that did. I guess I was thinking of the Cool Blue lights. I stand corrected on that point. But I would rather get the XtraVisions, although the "blue" look is cool.
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you're correct;

I also saw the blue coating, and today I found this in the FAQ section of thei sylvania web-site (www.sylvania.com):

" * What?s the difference between European and North American SilverStar?

* The Sylvania North American SilverStar bulbs have an amethyst blue coating to help give the whiter light appearance. The European SilverStar does not have a coating for the whiter light. Both bulbs offer greater luminance or increased brightness."

so we DO have the bulbs with blue-coating here, although I wouldn't mind it, especially if it's not obvious when operating. I'm also thinking of getting the silverstars, and shopping for te best price.

does Walmart carry them?
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Print that coupon and see if Walmart price matches the $16
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There MAY be a blue coating on the bulb. But again, it is not visible, either on the bulb or when the lights are turned on. At least not to myself and several others. As long as they don't look blue to me, I'm happy.......
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hmm
i have a 89 tbird i thought the stock ones were 9006 not 9007's correct me if im wrong
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Ford used different bulbs in different year Birds and Cats. Most of the T-birds and Cougars in this thread are 96-97 that use 9007
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Cool

Got them in my B2 4x4 and are a blue tint when on , looks great , works great . DW
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