I run the Sylvania Silver Star bulbs in my truck and have never had a
complaint. FYI white or blue light is brighter then yellow. Check out
Sylvania's web site.
It's an illusion, white or blue doesn't mean brighter. I had Sylvania
SilverStar bulbs for a while too. First I was impressed by the whiteness
compared to standard bulbs, later by the *extremely* short life. Junk!
I went to WalMart hoping for GE Night Hawk, they had none, so I settled for
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/blue/good/good.html is worth
You don't say what year or model truck you have. The 4-bulb "Sport"
headlights were a great swap for my '01 Ram 1500, much nicer than the
original 2-bulb setup.
I use Sylvania Xtravision bulbs and headlight relays. Very big improvement
over factory equipment. The relays made the most noticable difference. I
found Daniel Stern's blue headlight article interesting. Where has he been
anyway? He hasn't posted anything here in a long time.
I used some Sylvania Xtravision lights in my wife's '93 Ramchager.
Remembering the '93 is "old tech" and uses the H 6054 lights. They were
pretty good for a while but slowly, ever so slowly got dimmer and dimmer.
Couldn't quite get a handle on what was wrong, even had the charging system
checked. Finally took a long trip with a lot of night driving, it was
almost like being blind, ran high beams all night got flashed once, it was
probably someone behind me, can't remember. Anyway, got to our destination
and I'm talking to my Dad about it and he says "bad ground", gotta be it,
corrosion. Naw, we live in Texas, we're not sure what corrosion is. So
we're sitting in the dining room looking at the front of several vehicles
and it dawns on me, the lights in the Ram are dark, all the cars lights are
bright looking. I've got spare lights in the truck in case one goes out so
I decide to replace them. I get them out I'm holding one in my hands
looking down on it and realize almost all the silvering is gone, I can see
my hands through the light. They were both that way, I've NEVER seen
silvering gone on a light except for junkyard excursions and only broken
ones in really really old cars. I've never seen lights fail this way
before. Now I'm back to GE lights in the older Rams.
So if you got this far you must have as much time on your hands as I do
Sorry to be so long winded today.
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