H4 bulbs are that are not labled HB2 or 9003 are technically not legal auto headlights.chitturi said:Silvania web site says H4s(silver star) are for Motor cycles and for cars they recommended 9003 ST High/low beam lights. Please inform me if silver star H4/ philips vision plus are low beam or both low /high beam lights.
Yep, that's what has kept me from purchasing them. The fact that they seem to burn out rather quickly is a common thread across other auto forums as well.a2Pilot said:My Silver Stars lasted 4 months. Here's the thread from last year:
I'm using my OEM bulbs again.
I keep my original bulbs in the packaging the Silverstars came in, in the Pilot, to do a quick replacement if necessary.DanL said:Yep, that's what has kept me from purchasing them. The fact that they seem to burn out rather quickly is a common thread across other auto forums as well.
I like the SilverStars, but as an experiment decided to try the Sylvania Xtravision (9003VX) bulbs. I got them at Advance Auto Parts for $9.98 each plus tax, half the cost of SilverStars, and they aren't supposed to suffer from early burnout. The claim tp be 30% brighter than regular bulbs.HDTVEE said:I have PIAA Extremes in my Odyssey and Pilot. I have found myself replacing them anywhere from 3- 6months each. Even though covered under warrentees it is becomming a real pain. I need the whiter, brighter lamps for my wife at night but cannnot justify going full HID. Does anyone have suggestions to replace my PIAA> Does anyone have extended time with the Silverstars or others?
As always, thanks!
Geo said:all overdriven bulbs burn out faster. the silverstars are tinted and then overdriven to compensate for loss of lumens. silverstars have been proven to give no better visability in all tests. there bulbs out there that are proven to increase visabilty that are cheaper than silverstars: