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1/2dolla
07-14-2005, 09:48 AM
Seen a few threads but specifically has anyone tried these types of Sylvanias

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?parttype=301&ptset=A&searchfor=Headlamp

The new XtraVision Halogens compared to the 9007sttwin High performance halogens or the 9007cb Cool blue's

Hmmmm I see they also make a 9007LL or Long life. Any input on these?

Thx.

Kdawg207
07-14-2005, 09:50 AM
link doesnt show the bulbs bud

1/2dolla
07-14-2005, 09:53 AM
looks like you need to enter, zip, year and engine size. so enter those and it brings up the page.. It is a bit of a wild goose chase unless you have a cookie from a previous login

Kdawg207
07-14-2005, 10:04 AM
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=SYL&mfrpartnumber=9007XV&parttype=301&ptset=A


Thats the link you want

1/2dolla
07-14-2005, 10:33 AM
hears a little blurb on the Xtra model

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/HighPerformance/Xtravision/

pyro
07-14-2005, 11:30 AM
no good, i had them in my caddy

stangdude
07-14-2005, 06:17 PM
I used to sell the sylvania line so here's the breakdown: the LL's are just long life, no other advantage over a factory replacement other than its "supposed to have" longer life. The cool blue's suck, they are kinda blue but not really and have a crappy lighting pattern. The xtra visions are actually pretty good. They have no better looks as opposed to the factory style, but put out more light. they are not really brighter, just a wider pattern. They improve vehicles with crappy factory lighting like 80's camaros and stuff. The silverstars are kinda price but are very good. they have a slight blue tint, and are bright as hell. If you want nice looks and great lighting, these are the obvious choice. hope this helps, should answer any questions you had.

Mike Jung
07-14-2005, 06:55 PM
...the LL's are just long life, no other advantage over a factory replacement other than its "supposed to have" longer life...
The stock OEM 9007 headlight bulbs are LL's (Long-Life); at least the one's in my GA were.

1/2dolla
07-15-2005, 07:56 AM
I noticed that also Mike J. I had GE long life... After reading all about the Xtravision model everybody was in agreement that you pay more for 1/3 the average life and not really that much more brightness. Also if you run the DRL's the ave life could be real short if you drive alot, anywhere between 4 months and a year. So I decided to just stick with the stocks that lasted 4 years and got the Sylvania 9007Long life model. Would be nice with the extra brightness and throw but I dont live in the country or drive on dark hilly countrysides where that would actually help, also the roads in Vegas are always clear and dry 99% of the year. cost $9.99 at Autozone.

Just a note... If you can get the Silverstars made in Europe, then I would get those for nearly the same price as the 9007LL. You'll get your increased brightness and extended ave life as compared to the 9007XV...Xtravisions.
albeit those dont conform to DOT standards.

Malaclypse
07-15-2005, 11:12 PM
I don't know of anyone whose had longevity issues with silverstars. Granted they aren't the composite 9007 bulbs, but 9005/9006 silverstars seem to last forever. I think I've had mine for over two years now.

DevilSlayer
07-16-2005, 04:02 PM
My 9007 silverstars (awesome bulbs) have lasted since November, but one of my 880 silverstars for the foglamps burned out in 3 months. Granted I always have my lights on day or night, but my Sylvania LL's 880's lasted much longer when I had them. Of course this just might be a defective bulb. The other 880 is still working.

1/2dolla
07-16-2005, 08:16 PM
My 9007 silverstars (awesome bulbs) have lasted since November, but one of my 880 silverstars for the foglamps burned out in 3 months. Granted I always have my lights on day or night, but my Sylvania LL's 880's lasted much longer when I had them. Of course this just might be a defective bulb. The other 880 is still working.

Just an FYI, The USA SIlverstars are not the same as found in Europe. The US model has a light blue coating on the glass bulb casing. This requires the filiments to be overdriven to gain the increase in brightness these are marketed to have. This "overcurrent is what shortens the lifespan. The Euromodel Silverstars have no bluish coating..

more detailed info in this thread if anyone is interested.
http://www.allpar.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61022&pid=489185&st=20&#entry489185

DevilSlayer
07-17-2005, 04:17 PM
all 4 bulbs have the blue tinting (more like purple). The headlamps are still running good, its just that one 880. Anyway, where would I get one of the Euro silver stars? If they're legal in the US

1/2dolla
07-17-2005, 06:39 PM
well the non-US model is does not conform to DOT specs but whos going to tell.... you can find some info here..http://www.danielsternlighting.com/products/products.html

you will need to search online for your exact part as I have not researched it but alot of threads I read show the Osram Silverstars are only avalable in the USA from Online dealers. most in the UK

DevilSlayer
07-18-2005, 09:16 AM
It says that the H13 bulb is the replacement for the 9004 and 9007. Can anyone confirm this?

Mike Jung
07-18-2005, 09:24 PM
Just an FYI, The USA SIlverstars are not the same as found in Europe. The US model has a light blue coating on the glass bulb casing. This requires the filiments to be overdriven to gain the increase in brightness these are marketed to have. This "overcurrent is what shortens the lifespan. The Euromodel Silverstars have no bluish coating...
Maybe try: GE Nighthawk 9007 headlight bulbs (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?p=674078#post674078)

1/2dolla
07-19-2005, 06:23 AM
Im reading good things about the GE stuff maybe next time I will try those,

1/2dolla
07-19-2005, 06:24 AM
Also found a comparison table of ave. life for the bulbs in question. http://www.sylvaniaautocatalog.com/sylvania/ProductBrowse_halog.asp?Batchid=46&FigNumber=137