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Old 12-26-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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I have just switched all of our vehicles over to the new Sylvania SilverStar headlights. These are amazing! Visability on even a rainy night is vastly improved. In the first photo the upper bulb is the old style, and the lower is the new. In the second photo, they are both new. The old one looks like it is running on 6 volts!
This is a great improvement that is not all that expensive. I got the bulbs on sale at Advance Auto for about $15.00 each.
Enjoy, Rob
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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Rob,
Thanks for the tip. We drove to the rally down in Georgia in the rain and dark and I have been wondering what to do, short of adding fog lights and driving lights, so we can see the next time we are driving in those conditions. Besides - driving with the pucker switch on for 3 to 4 hours really wears me out.
These look like a great improvement.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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I've been considering changing my lights on my Toyota Tacoma to these also. Just need to check the local auto store to see if they have the right ones to match my vehicle.

Being doing some research and checking them out. Most agree the Sylvania are the best of this type lights.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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I upgraded the headlights on our tow vehicle, it was a vast improvement. The originals were 35 watt, the new ones are 55 watt. What a difference 20 watts makes!
Of course, if you want to go over the top, you could put a light bar on the front bumper of your MoHo with several high-power driving lights. If someone in front of you becomes annoying, you could weld their trunk shut with the flick of a switch.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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I still have my reservations on these. I HATE being on the recieving end of these arc lights. Two lane roads, head on, these things are dangerous to both vehicles. On a major hi-way they are just a pain in the butt. Alone , in the middle of nowhere, a they are a great deal. There must be a middle ground.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:41 PM   #6
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All my vehicles have been changed over to Sylvania Silver Star lamps. They are excellent upgrades and the only reason an oncoming driver would think they are too bright would be that they are not pointed correctly or those individuals have their brights on.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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I still have my reservations on these. I HATE being on the recieving end of these arc lights. Two lane roads, head on, these things are dangerous to both vehicles. On a major hi-way they are just a pain in the butt. Alone , in the middle of nowhere, a they are a great deal. There must be a middle ground.
If you have a 4 lamp system, you could put the brighter lights in the high-beam lights, then you would have brighter light, but only with the high beams on.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:03 AM   #8
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Headlamp replacement

It amazes me that most people will not replace a head lamp until it is acutally burned out!
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:38 PM   #9
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These lights sound like the way to go. Although I try to arrive without having to drive at night, sometimes we just can't help it. The last time was on a two-lane in Mexico. No lights on the street and a little intimidating. I agree that if the lights are adjusted properly, they should not be a hazard to oncoming traffic. Ron
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:57 PM   #10
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I agree that if the lights are adjusted properly, they should not be a hazard to oncoming traffic. Ron
If you are using the lights on a tow vehicle, which y'all aren't doing with your motor homes, they need to be adjusted slightly lower than normal, so you don't blind people when you are towing. It doesn't have to be much, but a little.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:46 AM   #11
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It amazes me that most people will not replace a head lamp until it is acutally burned out!
How true. I was unable to see the road at night when we first purchased Chummy, then I switched out the headlights and all is bright and beautiful.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:26 PM   #12
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I still have my reservations on these. I HATE being on the recieving end of these arc lights. Two lane roads, head on, these things are dangerous to both vehicles. On a major hi-way they are just a pain in the butt. Alone , in the middle of nowhere, a they are a great deal. There must be a middle ground.
Hi, I also plan on changeing to these Sylvania Silver Star bulbs. I need to see better at night and I'm always getting blinded by all the newer high dollar cars anyway. Makes me feel like I brought a knife to a gun fight; If you know what I mean.


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Old 12-31-2006, 05:15 PM   #13
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Made the same switch a couple of years ago...a major improvement in safety and comfort.
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