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Old February 1st, 2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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Not Impressed with SilverStars...

I've been on the quest for better illumination as we all have. I bought the Sylvania Xtravision, and then the Silverstars.

I must say the Xtravision are a better light in my opinion. The stars unfortunately have that blue coating to mimic HIDs and don't seem to have the penetration the Xtravision's white light has.

I paid $25.00 for the Xtravision and paid $50.00 for the Silverstars. The old saying " You get what you pay for " doesn't apply here in my opinion. Buyer be ware.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 05:19 PM   #2
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You are entitled to your opinion but your WRONG!

I am very satified with the output. BTW, the coating is blue/purple and its not slopped on like most aftermarket blue bulbs. It very closely resembles the HID appearance without loosing output. In fact, they are brighter than any aftermarket I have seen.

Look at my avatar..... Those bulbs are impressive!

Also, the bulbs are like 36 bucks round me, why did you pay 50?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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Can you say American vrs Canadian price? You should see the white light generated by the Xtravision. Impressive. Not saying it will change your opinion but in my mind it's a better light. To each his own.

BTW, I didn't say the blue coating was comparible to the blue painted bulbs that are out there. These are supposed to be high performance bulbs and are boosted in intensity to overcome their coating. Hense the shorter life span as upposed to regular bulbs.
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if u want better ligntening.. get a retrofit..

btw.. nice avatar..
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:00 PM   #5
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whats the life on silverstars?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:20 PM   #6
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I personally like NOKYA Arctic Whites the best out of all of them.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:25 PM   #7
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I like my silverstars:

http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-661.jpg
http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-662.jpg
http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-665.jpg

They aren't really blue like that, that's the color balance on my camera overcorrecting for the bright lights, but they are the closest to the third pic in color
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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:41 PM   #8
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My bulbs got screwed up in this accident that I got and I was figuring getting some better ones, my choices are:

Nokya Arctic Whites (have had these before on my mustang, liked them a lot)
Silver Stars (everyone and their mom talks about these on the forum)

which would you guys recommend? The Nokya's give off a pretty nice blue color, but I'm open to suggestions if you guys got them.

BTW, HID's are out of the question unfortunately.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 11:13 PM   #9
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whats the life on silverstars?
mine is still working after 13 months. knock on wood. btw the pic in my avator is my car wit silverstar
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:14 AM   #10
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what's with the purple?
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:38 AM   #11
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its my digcam its not purple in person.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:41 AM   #12
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i bougth the silver stars and was very unimpressed...they make such a big deal bout them being close to real HIDS...blah blah blah, im jut gonna buy a HID kit cuz my output is lame.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:45 AM   #13
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the best for me was silverstars before i got my HIDs... i had nokya's artic blue and it outputted white but it wasnt as bright as my silverstars.. but yeah u should get Hid's THEY ROCK!
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 01:01 AM   #14
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^cool thanks mayne.

Yeah i'd love HID, but I'm gonna pass on them for now, maybe when I get my tax refund check I'll consider it

I guess I'm gonna go with the Silver Stars since u liked those better than the Nokya's. The nokya's are pretty blue, and I guess that is pretty ricey looking.

I'm gonna go pick up the Silver Stars at Kragen tomorrow since they got that 1 year replacement warranty.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 06:19 AM   #15
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POOR man's HID!

Silverstars have the brightest whitest output due to the coating that they use on the bulb. Its a translucent purplish blue tint..... not the typical thick blueish layer that are on most. That creates a pure white output with a hint of purple hue with no dulling that you get with most crappy blue bulbs. Also, the light cast on the road looks amazing. Similar to the coloring of HID but not as vivid.


P.S. The coloring and output in my AVATAR is exactly what you should expect. There is no alteration or camera adjustment in that pic.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 11:08 AM   #16
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hah, i just got my friend to get me some, payed 20$ for a set, i liked silverstars. 20$<<<<<<250$ for some hids
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:03 PM   #17
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I like my silverstars:

http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-661.jpg
http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-662.jpg
http://www.exfusionx.com/media/Picture-665.jpg

They aren't really blue like that, that's the color balance on my camera overcorrecting for the bright lights, but they are the closest to the third pic in color
Hmm, I didn't know you had a 5th gen. Anyways, nice pics!
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 02:16 PM   #18
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Hmm, I didn't know you had a 5th gen. Anyways, nice pics!
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 05:50 PM   #19
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Why don't you try some PIAA's?
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 06:19 PM   #20
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PIAA's are too expensive, I don't want to pay that much for Halogen bulbs, I'm going more for the look, otherwise I'd get HID, but I can't afford them right now.

I got one last question for you guys, I decided to go with the NOKYA bulbs, and I've had these bulbs before, and they have a strong blue tint to them.

My question is, do you think it's gonna look tacky if I have tinted blue headlight bulbs with the stock OEM foglight bulbs? I don't think it will be that bad, but I'd appreciate your opinions.

Maybe I should go with the Silver Stars because they don't have such a strong blue tint to them.

The sooner you guys reply the better, I have to make my decision in a couple hours, thanks fellas.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 06:41 PM   #21
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whoa i just realize my silverstar cost almost as much as some hid D2s bulbs. ahha
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POOR man's HID!

Silverstars have the brightest whitest output due to the coating that they use on the bulb. Its a translucent purplish blue tint..... not the typical thick blueish layer that are on most. That creates a pure white output with a hint of purple hue with no dulling that you get with most crappy blue bulbs. Also, the light cast on the road looks amazing. Similar to the coloring of HID but not as vivid.


P.S. The coloring and output in my AVATAR is exactly what you should expect. There is no alteration or camera adjustment in that pic.
it might have the whitest output but not the brightest...
a blue tint steals blue light.. therefore less usable light...

have a clear bulb you the full speatrum of light therefore more usable light..
brightness is can't not be measured just by human eye....

lightbulb brightness is measured by lumens if we can get lumens measurement of xtravision vs silverstars we would truely know who's better.

for example LED flashlight verus halogen flashlight..

LED blue flashlight might look bright but
the clear halogen flashlight has more useable light in the dark.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 10:12 PM   #23
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True datt! Hoen-usa i believe it is makes some nice xenon match lights that are nice. Any one know of them?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #24
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it might have the whitest output but not the brightest...
a blue tint steals blue light.. therefore less usable light...

have a clear bulb you the full speatrum of light therefore more usable light..
brightness is can't not be measured just by human eye....

lightbulb brightness is measured by lumens if we can get lumens measurement of xtravision vs silverstars we would truely know who's better.

for example LED flashlight verus halogen flashlight..

LED blue flashlight might look bright but
the clear halogen flashlight has more useable light in the dark.
The lumen output for the Silverstars and the Xtravision both produce a 1000 lumens. Where they differ is, is in color temperature. The Xtravision shines at 3200K producing a yellow/white light. The Silverstars shine at 4000k producing a whiter light. But at a cost. They (silverstars) burn hotter, and only have about a year or so life. The Xtravisions don't burn as hot and will last about the same life span as a stock bulb.

I had the Xtravisions in first, and then replaced them with the Silverstars. In my opinion, I wasted my money on the Silverstars. You get no better penetration (important) with the stars. Only a different color light.

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Old February 28th, 2005, 10:50 AM   #25
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European Silverstars = Xtravision

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...skedQuestions/
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Old February 28th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #26
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Have a 99 Accord in our fleet, SilverStars last 5-6 months and I'm getting highly pissed and irritated at having to replace these constantly. That said, they're awesome -- when they work.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 03:49 PM   #27
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I wish we could get the European version Silverstars. They ARE worth the money. They have no blue coating, and are far superior.
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Old March 2nd, 2005, 09:04 PM   #28
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Just installed the MotionR 6000k Fog lamps bulbs. They look fantastic and they really outperform Silverstar, Sylvania/osram, PIAA, Phillips bulbs. I really didn't like the look of the stock Fog lamps, and wanted something that would match the xenon lights without paying tons of money. $85 and 15 minutes later I was in business. Great customer service as well. If you don't like the look of the stock Fogs, I would highly recommend these. From testimonials, those bulbs should last for long time. Thanks to all on the board who had posted this address in the past. Never would have found it otherwise.

http://www.motionr.com

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http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...threadid=19415

http://www.sonataspeed.com/yabbse/in...17225#msg17225

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Old May 3rd, 2005, 05:40 PM   #29
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are these the 9006 i want?

are these the 9005 i want?
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 05:54 PM   #30
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uhh where can i get silverstars and what's the size of the bulb? THANKS
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