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#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)

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


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7651
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.
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#3295536 - 02/26/14 08:17 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 9125
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)
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#3295549 - 02/26/14 08:30 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 459
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.

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


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 1857
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.
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#3295603 - 02/26/14 09:30 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Spazdog Offline


Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 5493
Loc: Arlington
H1 bulbs in my Mazda?

Less than 6 months.

They allegedly have a one year warranty. Pep Boys does not honor it.
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#3295619 - 02/26/14 09:46 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Chris142 Offline


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Loc: apple valley, ca
I put some in my ford and they didnt last 6 mos.
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#3295627 - 02/26/14 09:50 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
johnachak Offline


Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 1590
Loc: L.I. NY USA
The brighter they are the quicker they burn out. Just read the life expectancy specs.
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#3295656 - 02/26/14 10:07 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13610
Loc: Michigan
They go pretty quick in my neighbor's cars...
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#3295694 - 02/26/14 10:55 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 1856
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)
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#3296553 - 02/27/14 05:32 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 2072
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)
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#3296695 - 02/27/14 07:40 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Michigan
Lasted about a year in my bike - that was about 3-4K miles.
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#3296741 - 02/27/14 08:18 PM Re: Longevity of your Silverstars?? [Re: copcarguy]
cutter Offline


Registered: 02/06/12
Posts: 776
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Worst longevity bulbs I've ever used (h7).

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


Registered: 11/08/03
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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...
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