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Silverstar bulbs? #311805 Oct 27, 9:38pm Oct 27, 9:38pm
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Silverstar bulbs?
Ok so last night i was coming home when i noticed that one of my rather new MTEC bulbs was out (right side). Since i would have to wait a while (shipping and so forth) have you all heard about the Silverstar bulbs (not shure if thats the right name). Anyways my friend got some and man those things look bright and white, im thinking on just going for those since i dont really want to wait, so basically has anyone had any experiences with that brand of bulbs???

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: BaTMaN_4] #311806 Oct 27, 10:48pm Oct 27, 10:48pm
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I have these bulbs in my celi. They are really bright H7 ST Sylvania Silverstars. If you see them from far aways the colors that you will see are orange, green and redish. Im satisfied. thumbsup

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: celicamaniac] #311807 Oct 27, 11:48pm Oct 27, 11:48pm
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^^ any pics of this? am curious to see what you're talking about

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: fonz182] #311808 Oct 28, 7:58am Oct 28, 7:58am
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i was thinking about getting these too. Has anyone had a problem with these burning out the connectors???

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: adrian] #311809 Oct 28, 10:13am Oct 28, 10:13am
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yups i want to see some pics...

i like MTEC and PIAA though.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: adrian] #311810 Oct 28, 10:18am Oct 28, 10:18am
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I have just had two new sets of MTECs burn out on me within just a few weeks of install. Funny thing is my first set on MTECs lasted over a year, anyway sick of the problem I went to Silver Stars. They are just as bright but not as white as the MTECs, MTEC has a slight blue tint where Slilver Star has a slight yellow tint. Not at all yellow like stock, just a hint of yellow, very little really.

To be honest I don't think I would notice the lack of blue if I had not done a side by side with the one MTEC that still worked.

Anyway I have had the Silver Stars in a week, so far so good. My first new set of METCs lasted 3 days the second new set lasted 2 weeks, sad really.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Gen7fan] #311811 Oct 28, 10:23am Oct 28, 10:23am
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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Psquared] #311812 Oct 28, 10:27am Oct 28, 10:27am
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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #311813 Oct 28, 10:31am Oct 28, 10:31am
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i have silver stars they havent burned out on me and id say they look pretty good. thumbsup

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: BlkCelicaGT07] #311814 Oct 28, 11:48am Oct 28, 11:48am
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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: SmutasticGT] #311815 Oct 28, 12:45pm Oct 28, 12:45pm
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that why MTEC's are so cheap? confused

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: RookieGTS] #311816 Oct 28, 12:50pm Oct 28, 12:50pm
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Well i just got myself a pair of the Silverstar and not happy, they look completely stock, probably because i compared it to the MTEC that stil works, but man it looks sooooo stock frown I love how the MTEC looks, white with a hint of blue, also the Silverstar were $40 and they say they look "Whitest"!!!! thats so much BS but they are bright rolleyes

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: BaTMaN_4] #311817 Oct 28, 4:13pm Oct 28, 4:13pm
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Go for PIAA-they are best-hands down

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: xmangt1] #311818 Oct 28, 4:53pm Oct 28, 4:53pm
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^ do you have to order PIAA of the internet or might some stores have them?? Do the PIAA have any yellow in them??

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: BaTMaN_4] #311819 Oct 28, 5:20pm Oct 28, 5:20pm
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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Zero] #311820 Oct 29, 1:43am Oct 29, 1:43am
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I have silverstars in my highbeams, & MTEC's in my lowbeams. Since the lowbeams are on the most I have the MTEC's. I don't really like the blue bulbs in the high beam area, and I don't use my highbeams all that often so I put the silverstars there since they have a glear bulb.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: robare99] #311821 Oct 29, 2:41am Oct 29, 2:41am
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i have silverstars, they look much better than some really yellow ones that were on my car when i got it, but the silverstars lasted from end of feb. to beginning of may. thats when my engine stopped, and my lights have been off since then so i don't have a clue if they are still going to work when i get it back running or what because a friend dropped one of the headlights

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Celicaracer18] #311822 Oct 29, 11:53am Oct 29, 11:53am
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wheere do you get piaa


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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: celicadragon] #311823 Oct 31, 11:59am Oct 31, 11:59am
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Most speed shops have them in Canada. I'm guessing in the US it's the same and probably more places. PIAA's are more expensive but I think well worth the $$$ thumbsup

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: 00GTShope] #311824 Oct 31, 12:15pm Oct 31, 12:15pm
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The only reason PIAA is more expensive is because they can be. People will buy them mainly for the brand name. They assume brand name = quality, but that's definitely not the case. They're just as good as any other blue bulb out there, and have failed many beam pattern geometry and illumination distance tests just like your average blue bulb.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311825 Oct 31, 8:34pm Oct 31, 8:34pm
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Silverstar H7's & 9005's are now carried by Canadian Tire. thumbsup

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #311826 Oct 31, 10:40pm Oct 31, 10:40pm
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BTW, Osram Silverstars > Sylvania Silverstars

The Sylvania version isn't as bright as the Osrams (Osrams aren't DOT approved because of this). Sylvania is actually Osram's US brand, so they're the same manufacturer with the same quality.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311827 Oct 31, 11:59pm Oct 31, 11:59pm
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my brother has silverstars in his civic. I have yet to see them at night. Its a white color...but no match for HID thumbsup


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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311828 Nov 1, 2:33am Nov 1, 2:33am
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
The only reason PIAA is more expensive is because they can be. People will buy them mainly for the brand name. They assume brand name = quality, but that's definitely not the case. They're just as good as any other blue bulb out there, and have failed many beam pattern geometry and illumination distance tests just like your average blue bulb.


now i dont know what to buy. what do you suggest?

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: fonz182] #311829 Nov 1, 2:38pm Nov 1, 2:38pm
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I got a set of Silverstars on my Z. I Love them! I'll take some pics in a bit. Clean white light, brighter than my stocks smile.

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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: fonz182] #311830 Nov 1, 2:39pm Nov 1, 2:39pm
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If you're just looking for color, get the cheapest bulbs you can find. All blue bulbs are basically the same when it comes to quality, and have the same chance of burning out.

If you're looking for a whiter light on the road (but not really white HID type light from the bulbs themselves), but don't want to sacrifice visibility, get either Osram or Sylvania Silverstars, or Philips Blue Vision. Keep in mind that they have the same chance of burning out as any other white/blue light, though.

Anything halogen bulb that uses Xenon gas will burn out faster than a regular halogen. The reason they use Xenon is because it helps cool the filament better. Bulb companies are able to produce brighter light by making the filament thinner, but it also reduces their lifespan by making them run way hotter. The Xenon gas is only there to help longevity, but it can only help so much.

Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Blue_Bomber] #311831 Nov 17, 9:14pm Nov 17, 9:14pm
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This guy told me he has silvania silverstar H7, they look nice. Are mtecs have a better white and blue look than silverstar??

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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Miketrd] #311832 Nov 17, 9:15pm Nov 17, 9:15pm
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These are HID on a celi

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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: Miketrd] #311833 Nov 17, 9:58pm Nov 17, 9:58pm
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get anything, they are all the same. HID is the best way to go though. other than that, they are basically all the same, just make sure you get H7.


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Re: Silverstar bulbs? [Re: 00celica00gt] #311834 Nov 18, 9:57am Nov 18, 9:57am
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FYI

Info on Sylvania SilverStar bulbs (and other Sylvania bulbs):
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/Products/ProductComparison/default.htm

Info on Philips products (CrystalVision, BlueVision, etc.):
http://www.nam.lighting.philips.com/us/automotive/products/index.php

GE bulbs (apparently doesn't make 9005 bulbs though):
http://www.gelighting.com/eu/automotive/premium.html

If you want to go cheap:
http://www.4apc.net/parts_html/light_bulbs.htm

and then there's always MTEC, PIAA, eBay, etc.

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