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Old June 15th, 2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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Next Best Bulb

Well, my second Silverstar in 8 months has died and I'm sick of it.

What's the next(and more reliable) best bulb?
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try raybrig
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Old June 15th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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Sylvania XtraVision?

I heard that Sylvania SilverStars (USA ones) are not the same product as SilverStars (outside USA)
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Sylvania XtraVision?

I heard that Sylvania SilverStars (USA ones) are not the same product as SilverStars (outside USA)
the us silverstars are [email protected] tinted bulbs, the real silverstars actually give you more light
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it's the extravisions that have greater light output, about 20% more than standard halogen. and no sh!tty ghey tint to it. just clear glass.

i've got 'em installed. why don't you?
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Old June 17th, 2004, 01:12 AM   #6
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just get HID man.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:16 AM   #7
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #8
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I second the Xtravision.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 08:37 AM   #9
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just get HID man.
HID's will last longer than those Halogen or wanna-be HID looks. They use less power and give off a brighter light than those halogen. In the end, you'll save money buying HID's. HID's will light your way.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 09:09 AM   #10
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just get HID man.
What was that place in CA that does projector retros?
I forgot the name....
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HID's will last longer than those Halogen or wanna-be HID looks. They use less power and give off a brighter light than those halogen. In the end, you'll save money buying HID's. HID's will light your way.
Yup, once I save up enough to do a projector retro I will.
I don't wanna put HID bulbs into regular halogen housing, most of the results I've seen were unsat.
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It's recommended after starting up your car to wait atleast 7 to 10secs before turning on your headlights to prevent premature wear on the bulbs. Are you doing this? I've had my Silverstars for awhile now and my set is still going strong.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 11:58 AM   #13
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What was that place in CA that does projector retros?
I forgot the name....
I think his name is illusion.. i might be wrong.. unless if your talking about some other place or person, then forget it.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #14
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It's recommended after starting up your car to wait atleast 7 to 10secs before turning on your headlights to prevent premature wear on the bulbs.
Where did that info come from?

I've never heard anything like that...... and it really makes no sense (to me).
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Old June 17th, 2004, 12:21 PM   #15
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Where did that info come from?

I've never heard anything like that...... and it really makes no sense (to me).
When I bought some CATZ bulbs a couple of years ago for my 00' Honda Prelude according to the label it had those instructions on it and since then I've been following those instructions with all of my cars and so has my three brothers and we all have yet to replace a bulb due to premature burn-out. It seems to work.

I'm still going strong with my Silverstars and it's been over a year since I had them. I still have the same ol' CATZ on my Prelude and it's been a couple of years now.

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What was that place in CA that does projector retros?
I forgot the name....
www.illusion-lighting.com
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When I bought some CATZ bulbs a couple of years ago for my 00' Honda Prelude according to the label it had those instructions on it and since then I've been following those instructions with all of my cars and so has my three brothers and we all have yet to replace a bulb due to premature burn-out. It seems to work.

I'm still going strong with my Silverstars and it's been over a year since I had them. I still have the same ol' CATZ on my Prelude and it's been a couple of years now.

Thanks for the info.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #18
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just get HID man.
HID are great.. but not worth the trouble getting pulled over every so often in NJ.. If it wasn't for aftermarket HID being illegal... I would get them too..
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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #19
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the us silverstars are [email protected] tinted bulbs, the real silverstars actually give you more light
Wonder if the real silverstars are DOT? and if so where can I get them.
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i used to have silverstar...before give out white ish light but than..yellow yellow yellow..just like regular bulb...than i changed to blue light i order on ebay..which give out blue light...but burn out fast...got so mad....HID..now im happy with it..my hid look really nice and i can see the road more and produce alot of light...craziiii
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If it wasn't for aftermarket HID being illegal... I would get them too..
They're illegal in every state....why don't you just tell the cop that they're OEM? That is, if your not a dumbass who gets some 8000k bulbs.
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hrm.. I could get away with 4300-6000k?
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ya i think if the cop doesnt know what he is doing you could get away with , a fix it ticket at most
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ya i think if the cop doesnt know what he is doing you could get away with , a fix it ticket at most
Heh.. I don't want to bother then because for the time spend to get a ticket fix, not worth the money to me Especially in NYC...
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even with a rebased kit you can have nice output with reduced glare if you make yourself a shield fro the hid bulb adb aim them properly, i never got pulled over back when i was using rebased kits, but if i was you i would just retrofit some nice projectros into your housing for about the same price as a good rebased hid kit
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yeah get real HIDs, they're not that much if you do enough research and finding. I would like to reduce the glare and have a sharp cutoff line, but i just don't like the projector look.

Tignws thanks alot for your help on HIDs, I finally got around to buying a set and for pretty cheap too.

Edit: Do you know why Acura TL 99-03, when you look at there headlights it just just plain blue and not like different colors like purple and blue? Is it the factory bulb?
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yeah get real HIDs, they're not that much if you do enough research and finding. I would like to reduce the glare and have a sharp cutoff line, but i just don't like the projector look.

Tignws thanks alot for your help on HIDs, I finally got around to buying a set and for pretty cheap too.

Edit: Do you know why Acura TL 99-03, when you look at there headlights it just just plain blue and not like different colors like purple and blue? Is it the factory bulb?
they have probably colorshfted thats why they look like that(more you use your hids bluer they get and loose lumens)
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