Recent Topics
Looking to use one oil for my fleet
by Number_35
8 minutes 51 seconds ago
For those who've played Zelda Ocarina & Majora
by Nick R
26 minutes 46 seconds ago
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
by JPP
47 minutes 50 seconds ago
Should I be mad?
by Chris142
56 minutes 12 seconds ago
Garage Door Openers
by KD0AXS
Today at 04:09 PM
Oil leak at either rear main seal or oil pan
by NH73
Today at 03:15 PM
hyundai beta 2 failed leak down test
by cptbarkey
Today at 02:12 PM
Decode manufacture dates on Castrol and Mobil 1
by SpeedyG75VW
Today at 01:47 PM
$1/qt at autozone
by UnclePeco
Today at 01:46 PM
01 Mercury Sable LS 24V DOHC Duratec what PS Fluid
by spk2000
Today at 01:18 PM
2004 PT Cruiser needs 2 transmission pans?!?
by SwedishRider
Today at 01:00 PM
Glue gods Help!
by SumpChump
Today at 12:27 PM
Newest Members
splagosfarm, ifixteeth2, ebrownell, larrystorchrules, stagger
52237 Registered Users
Who's Online
115 registered (3800Series, AandPDan, 1999nick, aa1986, 3311, andrewlg, 12 invisible), 1475 Guests and 196 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52237 Members
66 Forums
223707 Topics
3547456 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3295525 - 02/26/14 08:07 PM Longevity of your Silverstars??
copcarguy Offline


Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 50
Loc: PA
Hey all!

Just wondering what the life span on your Silverstars have been? I have a set of "regular" Silverstars in my F-150 since 2008 that I swapped in on day one, and HAD a set in my commuter '97 Mercury Tracer wagon that has only lasted a little over a year. I'm not angry they lasted about a year as I put almost 30K miles a year on the little wagon, but was wondering what other people have gotten out of them? I got a deal on 9007 Silverstar Ultra's that I put in this morning I am hoping they are even better than regular Silverstars... we'll see


Edited by copcarguy (02/26/14 08:12 PM)

Top
#3295530 - 02/26/14 08:10 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7894
Loc: Saskatoon canada
I've had both the lows and highs in my chev for 6 or 7 years now.
I haven't used the truck as a daily driver in years though however they're still going.
_________________________
2006 Charger RT
Miles x 2 per oil filter

Top
#3295536 - 02/26/14 08:17 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9215
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Quote:

Just wondering what the life span on your Silverstars have been?


Sucks. 9 months for me, but I drive most of the time with my lights on. My Toyota bulbs last for years.

I was in a jam when I purchased them and didn't have time to research. They are bright tho.



Edited by simple_gifts (02/26/14 08:18 PM)
_________________________
2003 Echo >353K miles;ALM
2006 B2300;90K;ALM

Top
#3295549 - 02/26/14 08:30 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 480
Loc: MA
I put in Silverstar Ultra's about 2 years ago and they're also the same 9007. If you read the reviews some people claim that they die after a few months but mine are still going. I made sure to wear gloves while putting them in and didn't touch the bulb at all, just the base. The other thing is to keep your receipt, if they blow in less than a year, you just go get another. I think they might only be rated for 250 hours so I guess it just depends on how much you drive at night.

Top
#3295569 - 02/26/14 08:52 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1928
Loc: MTL, CANADA
They are halogens and because they are stronger/brighter they dont last as long as OEM. Im at about a year on mine still working good. Nobody should buy em for longevity but brightness.
_________________________
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 125k miles
M1 EP 0w20 & TRD filter


Top
#3295603 - 02/26/14 09:30 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Spazdog Offline


Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 5597
Loc: Arlington
H1 bulbs in my Mazda?

Less than 6 months.

They allegedly have a one year warranty. Pep Boys does not honor it.
_________________________
2005 Mazda 6S hatchback - Mobil Super 5000 5W20
2014 Chrysler 200S - Whatever the dealer put in it.
1987 Honda CN250 Helix - Penn Platinum Euro5W40

Top
#3295619 - 02/26/14 09:46 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Chris142 Online   content


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11750
Loc: apple valley, ca
I put some in my ford and they didnt last 6 mos.
_________________________
02 Wrangler qsgb 5w30
87 F250 Diesel Mag1 5w40
04 Tahoe super-s 5w30
Z400 maxima 20w50
KLR250 Maxima 10w40
Polaris Trailblazer delo 5w40

Top
#3295627 - 02/26/14 09:50 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
johnachak Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 1610
Loc: L.I. NY USA
The brighter they are the quicker they burn out. Just read the life expectancy specs.
_________________________
06 Ford Freestyle, PP syn 5w20 MC filter
09 CTS 3.6 D.I. AWD, M1 5w30 Delco filter
Daughters Jeep Compass 2011, 2.4 AWD, 4WD switchable on the fly.
JMH

Top
#3295656 - 02/26/14 10:07 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13648
Loc: Michigan
They go pretty quick in my neighbor's cars...
_________________________
“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

Top
#3295694 - 02/26/14 10:55 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Klutch9 Online   happy


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 1866
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
I've had a set last over 2 years before. And those bulbs were transferred between 2 vehicles when I sold one and bought another. Haven't used Silverstars since, but I didn't have a short service life with my brief exposure to them, and I did a lot of night driving. Sorry if that sounds confusing smile


Edited by Klutch9 (02/26/14 10:56 PM)
_________________________
11 Fusion 2.5 - 44K mi - Napa Syn 0w20, RL D6
08 Sedona 3.8 - 76K mi - TGMO 0w20, Amsoil ATF
99 Miata 5MT 1.8 - 123K mi - Winter storage frown

Top
#3296553 - 02/27/14 05:32 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
dlundblad Online   happy


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 2304
Loc: Indiana
I thought about getting some for my Jeep until I read they seem to have a poor lifespan for the majority of users. It's good to see others with decent luck though.

The girlfriend has them in her Volvo and have lasted for about 3 years.. She just complains about how dim they are.


Edited by dlundblad (02/27/14 05:33 PM)
_________________________
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0
161k
PYB 10w30/ Mopar Mo-090



Top
#3296695 - 02/27/14 07:40 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 26509
Loc: Michigan
Lasted about a year in my bike - that was about 3-4K miles.
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#3296741 - 02/27/14 08:18 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
cutter Offline


Registered: 02/06/12
Posts: 779
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Worst longevity bulbs I've ever used (h7).

Top
#3297589 - 02/28/14 05:24 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Cubey Offline


Registered: 03/23/13
Posts: 224
Loc: All over the place (in RV)
As I understand it, they burn hotter is why they don't last as long. I put the mid range versions on a Corolla I had and they last the year and a half to two years I had it. I didn't do a lot of night driving though and it lacked daytime running lights. They helped a lot at night vs the old cheap ones it had when I got the car.

I keep debating putting the sealed beam ones (H6024) for my van but I drive at night in the van so rarely I can't justify the cost when my headlights are both good. Storing extra sealed beams takes up a ton more space when I have to do so in the van. If one went out then i'd replace the pair with something better and keep the good one as a spare. I might go with the mid range ones again since they don't wash out what they are lighting as bad as the white light of silvers do based on the companies own comparison pictures. The mid range ones give yellow light which does a better job it seems like to me.


Edited by Cubey (02/28/14 05:30 PM)
_________________________
1978 Dodge B300 Xplorer Class B motorhome (5.9L 360)
2007 Yamaha Vino 125
"If you're like me, and I know I am..."

Top
#3301976 - 03/05/14 07:07 AM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
RF Overlord Offline


Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 3205
Loc: Cape Cod, MA
I put SilverStar Ultras in the xwife's car when we bought it...in May of 2007 and they are still working. Before anyone asks, yes she drives a lot at night.

Having said that, I wouldn't use them again as I found very little difference between them and the factory bulbs. They just aren't worth the high price. I Have GE Nighthawks cued up for next time. Daniel Stern recommends them...
_________________________
Supercharged '03 Mercury Marauder - Trilogy Motorsports #61
PP 5W-30 / MC FL820S

Y2K Grand Marquis GS - daily driver
MC 5W-20 / MC FL820S

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >