I think the lifespan is 200 hrs, which is horrible. I dont know how Sylvania can put out crap like that and charge that amount. 8-12 months is standard for the bulbs.
Silverstars have a notorious reputation for having a short life span.
8 month sounds pretty normal. There are many better options out there for the money.
GE Nighthawks. Whiter and brighter than OEMs. I've run them on three different vehicles, sold one car 4 years after I put GEs in, bulbs were still working. I use headlights as day time running lights, so so that set logged in over 4000 hours (conservative estimate) without any problems.
Very, very true. Blue-coated light bulbs are actually dimmer than clear bulbs of the same wattage.You should look into the light temperature ratings of the bulb, and find one that lands in the range of 4300K, which should produce as close to a pure white light as possible. Also, try to avoid coated bulbs or ones with top caps, that will help to increase your light output.
mmm.. my Silverstars (not ultras) lasted 10-11 months.... twice (I got a pair replaced for free under warranty from that particular store) so I gave up given that it's pretty consistent in lifespan.
Canadian Tire lol.hmm nice... what store was that? mine are from pep boys i think..
and ps why do you have license plate kills on your prius?
edit: oh woops i thought that said kills not lights.. wow im tired..
I would question that marketing claim and how they measure 80% more light. If it was really 80% more light, wouldn't that be illegal?I've been wanting to try Philips Xtreme, which are the whitest and brightest halogens on the market, something like up to 80% more light.
Go for it. I had them and they were fantastic. When one of them blew out, the other side was bright enough to safely illuminate a dark alley.I've been wanting to try Philips Xtreme, which are the whitest and brightest halogens on the market, something like up to 80% more light.