Sylvania SilverStars

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by over9five, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    My new Explorer has horrible high beams. Anyone ever replace their headlights and had improvement?

    I'm thinking of getting a set of SilverStars, but there are other kinds too. Any suggestions?
     
  2. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    I just replaced my head lights on my 02' f-150 with them. They make night driving so much better. However I still have yet to re-adjust the 'focus,' so they're aimed just a hair too low.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Glad to hear they work!

    There's a debate going about these at another forum I visit. I'm kinda leaning towards the Sylvania Xtravisions now. Gotta try something!.
     
  4. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    unless you plan on purchasing lights every year i would buy something else
    I have bought several for my suv and replace them every year because they burn so hot and burn out quickly.

    I bought some hids for my car way more expensive like 300 but will last like 5000 hours. they have a ballast and different bulb will be 10 times brighter and last longer. just my experience
     
  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I just adjusted my lights higher, so's I don't need high beams. If someone questions whether I have my high beams on, I simply say, that's the way it came from the factory. When I actually do use my high beams, they light everything up like an old drive in movie theater. j/k I didn't really do this.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I bought the Silverstars yesterday. If I get them in, I'll let y'all know how they work on Tuesday.
     
  7. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Like i said, they work great but just get ready to replace them in a year because they burn really hot and dont last that long. Get your phone out and put it in the calander and let me know next year. :-)
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ha! I'll try to do that!

    To be honest, I'm kinda disappointed. Yes they are brighter, but not significantly. It is good to have improvement, but I was expecting more.
     
  9. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Two things over,

    Make sure the headlights lenses are sparkling clean and make sure the headlights are not aimed too far ahead of the vehicle. I put them in both my trucks and found that if your headlights are dirty at all, they aren't as bright as they should be. And, since the lights shine farther down the road than regular halogens do, it may make the light seem a little dimmer than it is. I had to reaim one set of lights down toward the road a little bit to get the full effect of the brighter light.
    Just a couple of suggestions for ya.
     
  10. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    I had to re-aim one of mine. There was no way to get around the windshield washer tank... So I said to hell with it and pulled the whole light assembly out. :whiteflag:
     
  11. haydendavid380

    haydendavid380 is property of UPS

    Here's the difference it made for me. Left is Silverstar and right is stock

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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    so how many drivers that you meet flash their bright lights at you?:happy2:
     
  13. haydendavid380

    haydendavid380 is property of UPS


    Just a couple :wink2:
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    LOL! My phone alarm just went off, so it's been a year. They haven't burnt out yet. Does this mean time's running out?

    I'll keep you updated!
     
  15. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Please do. I like these updates, just like the update I gave on the shoes I use. I think they are helpful. Maybe we should start a "products we like to use" thread?
     
  16. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Just had to replace mine about two weeks ago so I am sure that the end is near.........lol
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    ...2012 according to the Mayan calendar.
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Did you replace them with the same thing? I think when these go, I'll try something else.
     
  19. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    Heck no, i got some hid's, they were 200, but have a filiment inside that won't burn out for I think 5000 hrs. So this should be the last silver stars I will replace. Good Luck with them.
     
  20. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I found some "silver stars" that will last.