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ZXE Sylvania Silverstar headlights and Fogs

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Old 02-27-2016, 02:32 PM
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ZXE Sylvania Silverstar headlights and Fogs

Put some ZXEs in all around. 2015 white Honda Fit EX-L. For your comparison....





Left is the ZXE Silverstar, Right is a regular Silverstar





ZXE has a blue glow from some angles





Regular Silverstar bulb. No blue glow.





Left fog is a ZXE Silverstar, right fog is OEM. Color contrast is more significant in person with the OEM bulb being more yellow.
 
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:56 PM
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the color is nice with those and a little brighter than oem. unfortunately they die much quicker.
 
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Yeah... He's right. Silverstars don't last long.
 
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Desmond Lamar MacRae View Post
Yeah... He's right. Silverstars don't last long.
I read that here too. Iíve had good luck with silverstars back in the day with my Integras. The box says the warranty is 12 months so I just kept the box and reciept. Prior to this I had Philips Xtreme Visions. Those only lasted 8 months.

Ill keep this post updated for when these fail.
 
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I have been running the ZXE Silverstar headlamp bulbs since last March. I like them, but my first set was dimming noticeably by last November (about 11,000 miles). You could see a lot of metal deposited on the inside of the bulb that had burned off the high beam filament. I suspect that using the high beam as a DRL contributes to their short life. At $50/pair, they're too expensive, considering their short life, so I'm looking for an alternative.


I actually bought my first set for $40 with an in-store rebate, and the second set I got on Amazon for $29. At that price, I'd use them and replace them yearly, but I can't seem to find any discounts on them now, so I won't be buying them again.
 
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I have been running the ZXE Silverstar headlamp bulbs since last March. I like them, but my first set was dimming noticeably by last November (about 11,000 miles). You could see a lot of metal deposited on the inside of the bulb that had burned off the high beam filament. I suspect that using the high beam as a DRL contributes to their short life. At $50/pair, they're too expensive, considering their short life, so I'm looking for an alternative.


I actually bought my first set for $40 with an in-store rebate, and the second set I got on Amazon for $29. At that price, I'd use them and replace them yearly, but I can't seem to find any discounts on them now, so I won't be buying them again.
That's why it pays to do HID's (my kit was $30 w/ 3yr warranty). This has never happened but over powered halogen bulbs produce excessive heat tearing up the inside reflectors of the headlights.
 
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:43 PM
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That's why it pays to do HID's (my kit was $30 w/ 3yr warranty). This has never happened but over powered halogen bulbs produce excessive heat tearing up the inside reflectors of the headlights.
uh no. HIDs in stock non projector reflectors is bad. I'd rather him use Silverstars than blind oncoming traffic. If OP wants to step up his headlight game, do a proper projector retrofit.
 
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Desmond Lamar MacRae View Post
That's why it pays to do HID's (my kit was $30 w/ 3yr warranty). This has never happened but over powered halogen bulbs produce excessive heat tearing up the inside reflectors of the headlights.
I can always spot you kids with your cheap HID kits in halogen housings. You're the ones blinding me at night. Be warned; I tend to suffer from "target fixation", meaning I have a tendency to steer directly toward blinding bright lights.;-)
 
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36yo a kid...? love it. As for blinding, i aim mine like with any headlights. Remember 1st/2nd gen TL weren't projectors as well as other makes. But thanks for calling this 36yo (which it clearly states) as a boy (or is it "boi" these days) lol.
 
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Originally Posted by Desmond Lamar MacRae View Post
36yo a kid...? love it. As for blinding, i aim mine like with any headlights. Remember 1st/2nd gen TL weren't projectors as well as other makes. But thanks for calling this 36yo (which it clearly states) as a boy (or is it "boi" these days) lol.
Well, I'm 65, so to me, you are a "kid". Aim those HIDs any way you like, you're still blinding oncoming traffic with glare from the mismatch between the light source and the reflector.
 
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Well, I'm 65, so to me, you are a "kid". Aim those HIDs any way you like, you're still blinding oncoming traffic with glare from the mismatch between the light source and the reflector.
I've yet to blind oncoming traffic the 3yrs I've owned this car. It's not like I'm burning 55watt HID BULBS in the car pops. Thx again.
 
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Originally Posted by Desmond Lamar MacRae View Post
That's why it pays to do HID's (my kit was $30 w/ 3yr warranty). This has never happened but over powered halogen bulbs produce excessive heat tearing up the inside reflectors of the headlights.
how do u deal with DRL with ur HID kit? i hear DRL will remain off due to low voltage not enough to power on the HID (where as enough to power a halogen)
 
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Originally Posted by Aznsupastar View Post
how do u deal with DRL with ur HID kit? i hear DRL will remain off due to low voltage not enough to power on the HID (where as enough to power a halogen)
You pull the DRL fuse.
 
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