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Old 04-14-2008, 03:14 AM   #91
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I've had mine for 2 weeks now and I'm a fan. It took about 3 days for me to see a noticeable difference in the light. And because I've heard so much about these bulbs not lasting I got 2 sets.... hey at 7 bux a pair from the clearance section, how can you not buy extra sets? Oh yea, and I'm keeping the old ones in the glove box
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:50 AM   #92
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i have had a set of silverstars on my stock headlights , my fogs and my ST170's. ZERO issues after a year with the stockers and the fogs and so far about 8 months on the ST170's....the fogs have been in the longest too.


I can tell you RIGHT NOW, you touched the bulb, or something did.

Before I install EACH bulb, I use a fresh clean brand new microfiber towel and I rub each glass part thoroughly and immediately install. if I THINK I touched it I TAKE IT OUT and re-clean the bulb.


it pays to have a good clean bulb
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Been changing halogen bulbs on my cars since 1987. That makes it......um let's see....21 years now. Never had a problem with any bulb except the silverstar. If it happened to one or two of them I could say well it was only bad luck...but when every single silverstar bulb I tried burnt out way too soon....you can only come to one conclusion...that they are a POS. For the few who have used them and didn't experience any problems....consider yourselves lucky. Even my mom owned a Pinto in the 70's and she never had any problems with it. Doesn't prove that that millions of them were great cars. Nuff said.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:59 PM   #95
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just talked to my friend, he has silverstars for over a year now on his mazda 6, and its completely fine..
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as with any bulb, just make sure that you dont touch the bulb itself, just the base. Oil from your fingers will make the bulb too hot and burst it.
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yeah foci aren't the funnest things in the world to change the headlight bulbs in...... One of mine burned out so I replaced it in the dark in the rain in a parking lot under a streetlight so I could get home.... It really sucked. You cant freaking get your hand in there or twist it far enough to get any leverage on the stupid retainer. Its so dumb.
I just installed silverstar bulbs today and had the same problem with the retainer-Ford could have done a better job designing a better fit
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Thread revival if it's OK with you.
Sylvania is owned by the German OSRAM.
There are two lines of Silverstars: Sylvania Silverstar and OSRAM Silverstar.
If you want the good Silverstars, then get the OSRAMs

Stop wasting money on overwattage, tinted, gimmicky, expensive bulbs that are not brighter than stock, just louder. Get true upgrades, such as Narva Rangepower.
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