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Awesome Headlights, Nice and Bright White Light without the Cheesy Blue Tint when in use !!!!!
on August 16, 2013
UPDATE 1-17-15 ... So it has been 1 year and 5 months since I purchased and the front left light burned out last night. So I expected about 2 odd plus years really, many reviews say they got less then an year so maybe 1-1/2 is not bad, BUT this is the reason I know I got less is cause I have daytime running lights in my 2011 GMC Sierra ...Si really my lights are on every second I'm driving my truck. I still expect them to last longer so that is the reason my 5 star review is now 4 stars ... I still like the looks of these are they give the tinge of white but not cheesey blue looks and are a good mix of white and stock.
I decided to actually order another pair so this 1-1/2 years did not keep me from spending the money again. I will install the new pair and then keep the one light that is still good in my truck as back-up (since I was an hour from home at 1 in the morning coming home after a night of a few beers ... WORST timing of course, but I was still good to drive).
Anyway just wanted to update my review with Exactly how long it took in my truck for a bulb to burn out and details on how my I have daytime lights as well ... So I think if I ran these lights ONLY at night I would easily get twice the life from them. That alone makes me wanna keep it 5 stars but unfortunately it's gotta go to 4 ... but I still bought em again so no biggie. :)
I have had HID 5K headlights in my Dodge Charger for years now and love them .... I kinda wanted to stay away from HID's since my 2011 Sierra has daytime running lights and the headlights are basically on every second the truck is running.
So going with a regular halogen bulb was the route I wanted to go. I have had the original Silverstar bulbs on my old cars and liked them but thought they we're a little to "blue" .... So when I first saw these I thought the same thing (since the bulb has the blue coating) ... so I decided to go with the Silverstar Ultras bulbs .... Mistake .... the Ultras looked absolutely NO different then a regular 10 dollar halogen bulb ... though it says it's brighter and whiter is really is not (at least on my GMC truck).
So after reading tons of the reviews here it seemed as if this bulb had the blue tint but the look was more white then blue and that what I wanted ... I was looking for the bright white HID'ish look but not the cheesy teenager blue headlights.
After I returned the Ultras back to Amazon I ordered these zXe's at the same time (loved how Amazon let me return the Ultras and apply that money to buy these and they gave me 30 days to return the Ultras ... so I was able to get these new bulbs in the mail before I even had to remove the ultras and return them ... so when these arrived I took out the Ultras, installed the zXe's and but the Ultras in the mail to return the next day ... Awesome service and option from Amazon).
So after the new zXe's we're put in I was VERY happy the results .... gives a perfectly white light on the road and these things we're actually in my truck brighter then the Ultras ... and then when you look at them head on (turned on the lights and walked down the road to see how they looked head on ... didn't want to stupid blue-ish look) they looked nice and white and had the HID'ish kinda look (not HID but the closest I think you can get with a basic halogen bulb).
So overall I was Very pleased with this bulb as it gave the the cool looking white headlight and not the ugly yellow look, was a bit brighter then stock so that's good for safety and just looks real nice and gives my truck the cool modded look to go with my new lift, rims, etc. etc.
If you are in the market for a halogen bulb that gives a nice bright white without the ridiculous looking tint and want something to add a little flash and some extra brightness then this is the bulb for you!
I read that the Silverstars are not that great for life span ... seems they last about a year .... I think most guy install these with their bare hands .... remember you CAN'T touch these bulbs ... if you do the second you get the oils from your fingers on the bulb you killed half their life span ... so the guys who say ... ohh no it's 6 months and a bulb went out and gives a 1 star rating ... YA that guy touched the bulb .... I made sure that during the entire install from removing them from the package to installing them in the truck I used a basic regular pair of latex hospital gloves ... that way no contact was ever made with the bulb and I make sure that I try and touch the bulb against anything at all during install (keep away from touching it on parts of the inside of your engine compartment ... just take that bad boy right out of the package plug it in and install it in the lens!!!
I will be sure to come back to this thread with my future results for these bulbs and let you all know how long they last for me.
Hope this helps with your decision ... I wanted to make this review about what I was looking for in this bulb as I feel that is kinda the info most are looking to hear when contemplating purchasing this kind of halogen bulb! :)