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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:09 pm    Post subject:  Sylvania zxe headlights Reply with quote

http://www.sylvania.com/Consum.....erStarzXe/

Has anyone heard anything about these kinda tempted to try them. Any advice
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Sylvania claims to have high quality bulbs. I know a lot of people who loved them at one point, but don't like being stuck paying 50 bucks for a pair when they burn out, and have gone back to regular bulbs.

I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.

I don't imagine the ZX3 bulbs are going to be any cheaper, but they may last longer... only one way to find out Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Sylvania claims to have high quality bulbs. I know a lot of people who loved them at one point, but don't like being stuck paying 50 bucks for a pair when they burn out, and have gone back to regular bulbs.

I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.


That's the reason why everyone in my family now has HID's. Got all our kits from DDMTuning and haven't had a issue with any of them going on 2 years...lifetime warranty on them as well if anything happens.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had a look at them,,they just look like a blue coated bulb to me,, for lots of money.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So then what would be a great bulb replacement. Different brand just never been a big fan of hids but HATE the dull lookin yellow lights
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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So then what would be a great bulb replacement. Different brand just never been a big fan of hids but HATE the dull lookin yellow lights


silverstars is prolly what u want

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:10 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.


What's the deal with the Silverstars lifespan? It seems like people either blow them frequently or have great luck with them. Fortunately for me, I fall in the second camp. I wonder if there is something certain people are doing different than others (like long duration drives or something) that predisposes the bulbs to fail.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm wondering if the difference is which model years have the drl as the low beams. I'm having decent luck so far on the 2003. The 2007 not so much.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Lingenfelter wrote:

I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.


What's the deal with the Silverstars lifespan? It seems like people either blow them frequently or have great luck with them. Fortunately for me, I fall in the second camp. I wonder if there is something certain people are doing different than others (like long duration drives or something) that predisposes the bulbs to fail.


I've had no problems with the Silverstars. My first set were fine, but I decided too switch to Ultras. I've had them over a year no probs, even when I had a leaky passenger side headlamp. Maybe they're hit or miss. Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My car is a 2003. Original set of bulbs lasted about 18 months-2 years, but the replacement sets failed twice within the next 18 months-2 years. I installed the bulbs wearing fresh rubber gloves and the headlamp housings did not accumulate moisture.

My car is a 2003 and my driving during the whole time was roughly 50 miles round trip, daily.

I think they're really just hit or miss. I bought a set for my brother's Silverado (99) and he replaced them with another set of Silverstars in just over a year, then gave up when those failed. Bear in mind, they do carry (at least around here) a one-year warranty on bulb life.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
Lingenfelter wrote:

I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.


What's the deal with the Silverstars lifespan? It seems like people either blow them frequently or have great luck with them. Fortunately for me, I fall in the second camp. I wonder if there is something certain people are doing different than others (like long duration drives or something) that predisposes the bulbs to fail.


Silverstars have a decent lifespan, the Ultra has a crappy lifespan. A lot of people just assume Ultras when they say Silverstars.

Also, maybe people are dumb and don't wear gloves when they touch bulbs?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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IffyG wrote:
Lingenfelter wrote:

I used to defend them, but after spending about 150 bucks for bulbs over three years, I am back to regular bulbs as well... just not worth it.


What's the deal with the Silverstars lifespan? It seems like people either blow them frequently or have great luck with them. Fortunately for me, I fall in the second camp. I wonder if there is something certain people are doing different than others (like long duration drives or something) that predisposes the bulbs to fail.


Silverstars have a decent lifespan, the Ultra has a crappy lifespan. A lot of people just assume Ultras when they say Silverstars.

Also, maybe people are dumb and don't wear gloves when they touch bulbs?


On Sylvanias website they claim the Silverstars last around a year. A little less for the Ultras, but mine have been working fine for over that span.

http://www.sylvania.com/LearnL.....ting/FAQs/

I don't think you can "abuse" halogens like you can HIDs so either people aren't wearing gloves during installation or they just have rotten luck. Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?n.....cUV4_Gy4_k

Here's a video on them
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You are all actually Right..

From working at AZ for years, this question was frequently asked!!!

people do mix up silverstars for ultras.. and some AZ dont even carry ultras anymore, its begining to b a online only product.. reason being. people would bring those bulbs back a weak or month later, all the way up to the next day, saying they dont work.. being a employee and not installing them, 1 would first say " well u must have installed wrong" then when it happens when a employee does install correctly, and it still happens, what then.!?
well good question.
i was actually 1 who inforced this at AZ and was the first who actually wanted the REAL answer, DIRECTLY from Sylvania.. so i went threw many different managements and finally Sylvania sent a book , to my store.. explaining..
and what i read shocked me!!
Sylvania says there bulbs r made out of recycled matterial. now i didnt think it mattered , but it does.And according to them, the product worth your money more than all of there products, is the STANDARD, and of course if u look on the back of the packaging u will see the life expentansy for each set..
sorry wrote so much.lol

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

NapT0wnRider317 wrote:
You are all actually Right..

From working at AZ for years, this question was frequently asked!!!

people do mix up silverstars for ultras.. and some AZ dont even carry ultras anymore, its begining to b a online only product.. reason being. people would bring those bulbs back a weak or month later, all the way up to the next day, saying they dont work.. being a employee and not installing them, 1 would first say " well u must have installed wrong" then when it happens when a employee does install correctly, and it still happens, what then.!?
well good question.
i was actually 1 who inforced this at AZ and was the first who actually wanted the REAL answer, DIRECTLY from Sylvania.. so i went threw many different managements and finally Sylvania sent a book , to my store.. explaining..
and what i read shocked me!!
Sylvania says there bulbs r made out of recycled matterial. now i didnt think it mattered , but it does.And according to them, the product worth your money more than all of there products, is the STANDARD, and of course if u look on the back of the packaging u will see the life expentansy for each set..
sorry wrote so much.lol


Interesting information. Do headlights lose their luminescence over time or am I just getting used too the brighter light?

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