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Old 11-10-2011, 04:27 PM
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WHICH BULB IS BEST FOR BRIGHTER LIGHTS?

Thinking of upgrading my headlight bulbs; last truck I changed to SILVERSTARs and didn't notice much difference. Local hardware store has EUROLIGHT H13s and the reviews online sound good. Anybody used these and got an opinion?
Can I go wrong for $20 ea.?
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Thinking of upgrading my headlight bulbs; last truck I changed to SILVERSTARs and didn't notice much difference. Local hardware store has EUROLIGHT H13s and the reviews online sound good. Anybody used these and got an opinion?
Can I go wrong for $20 ea.?
i would also be interested to find out the same thing.
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My Silverstars made a difference. I with they made a H13 in the Ultra's, they are really bright in the fogs.
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Went with Silverstar's in the '06 last year. Good, white-ish bright light. Still wanted more and didn't want HID. I put in a set of Philips X-treme Power H13's last week and set off through rural VA to hunt camp. They are just as bright if not maybe a few lumens brighter on the low beam (it's like 1,000 to 1050 lumens, SS to XP) and the Philips are not white, they are the standard yellowish halogen color you'd expect.
I did not notice a huge improvement over the SS's, but the XP's did seem to cast a little longer light path. The very noticeable difference was the high beam. The high on the XP's is a loooooooong bright path of light. Still yellowish in tint, but way better than the SS's.

I got mine on Amazon.com for about $33 for the set, they also came with free ground shipping.
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My Silverstars made a difference. I with they made a H13 in the Ultra's, they are really bright in the fogs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...F2XX43Y3FGE1PG

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I have 10k HID's in the factory housing. Looks really good and really lights up the road. Headlights are a Low/High HID that switches and I have 10k HID's in my foglights. Works great for the backroad driving through the woods in South East Texas. Doesnt blind people as bad as some of you might think.
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The package reads......"brighter compared with 2 year or older oem headlamps". So you'll really have to be the judge.
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I went with piaa Xtreme white plus H13 bulbs in my 11 JK wrangler which has notoriously bad head lights due too the reflectors. Of the dozen or so fords I run they all have much beter light then the wrangler, and I didn't even know ford used the H13 until recently. The fords all seem so good I never seen a need for a upgrade. The piaa lights help a bunch in the jeep and they are $70 bucks a pair at central 4wd. On the jeep I also installed 7 inch warn HIDS on the aftermarket front bumper and wired them to brite light side of the jeep lighting through a relay, and now when I hit the brights I got light, like the vegas strip. Half a mile easy and way wider then the ditches, great for running in deer country at night. The piaas are very white, and the warn HIDS have a little blue tint to them but they work very well together. Of all the fords, my wife's 11 explorer which had factory HIDS I think has the best lighting. And this encircles f150-f250-f350 expeditions, explorers, and a sporttrac. I have one gm vehicle, a 08 corvette which has awesome lighting also, don't know what they use but great lighting. The 11 wrangler was about the worst I ever had on any vehicle. A lot of jeep owners convert to h4 lights and upgrade wiring and housings and all. More then I wanted to do to a brand new vehicle.
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I guess Sylvania needs to update their website because they didn't show them when I again a minute ago. Thanks for the link. I have 3 more spare Silverstars, but will go to the ultra's when I run out. I need to get a set of Ultra's for my Mustang too

I can say that the Silverstars were brighter than the new std bulbs that I replaced.
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I believe that the factory H13 is around 850-900 lumens. Silverstars are very near 1000 lumens and ultras are not quite 1050. There is a guy on F150 online that did all the research earlier this year and compiled a bunch of info on alot of bulbs. It was pretty good stuff.
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Philips Xtreme Power bulbs are much better than stock. I like them better than Silverstars but you know what they say about opinions.
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I'll +1 one the Phillips X-Treme power bulbs. Better than any other out there.

On a side note, I feel like swerving over and crashing into all these A_HOLES that run aftermarket HID's! Freakin things scattering light all over the road! What a bunch of Dip_cheats
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I'll +1 one the Phillips X-Treme power bulbs. Better than any other out there.

On a side note, I feel like swerving over and crashing into all these A_HOLES that run aftermarket HID's! Freakin things scattering light all over the road! What a bunch of Dip_cheats
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I'll +1 one the Phillips X-Treme power bulbs. Better than any other out there.

On a side note, I feel like swerving over and crashing into all these A_HOLES that run aftermarket HID's! Freakin things scattering light all over the road! What a bunch of Dip_cheats
when those dip-cheats hop behind me (for an extended period) with highs or improper aimed blues/whites I simply let them get in front and then I hit highs with ultras and flip on my fogs. They get the idea
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