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5.0 out of 5 stars Closest to HID by far, January 10, 2010
This review is from: GE H7-55NHP/BP2 Nighthawk PLATINUM Replacement Bulb, (Pack of 2) (Automotive)
I picked these up in Canada but it looks like they are now available in the US from Amazon. I was a bit skeptical because I have been trying to find a replacement bulb that replicates or comes close to HID Xenon for my '04 Touareg (I neglected to tick that option box when I bought it). Finally after trying three different brands and styles I have found the winner. I compared the HID lighting in my Audi to the Nighthawk Platinum and one would be hard pressed to tell the difference. It's also very noticeable in nighttime driving, I can see much better on the back country roads and it has given me more confidence when I do have to be out in the dark. A great product that's worth the $.

Just keep in mind that when it comes to halogen bulbs the brighter they are, the hotter they burn and the quicker they burn out. If you have daytime running lights that utilize your headlamps don't expect to get much more than a year out of these (or any similar product such as the Silverstar). If you're looking for longevity then stick with a much dimmer long life bulb.
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2010 1:56:42 AM PST
Ein says:
DRLs use the high beams with a dimmer, little effect on bulb life. The low beams burnt out before the highs.

As you stated, over driven filament don't last too long.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2010 2:11:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2010 7:46:36 PM PDT
FlyBoyOz says:
You're assumption, that every vehicle equipped with DRL uses dimmed high-beams is simply incorrect. For instance, my 2003 Jetta uses the standard low-beam (my vehicle light switch only turns on my running brake lights and enables me to use my high-beams; it does not change my headlights whatsoever). This leads to annual bulb burnouts, when I'm using high performance halogen lighting.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 10:24:30 AM PST
Gunter says:
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Posted on Feb 23, 2012 10:32:05 AM PST
ahmadr says:
Thanks for the detailed review. Can you tell us what other brands / types did you compare to?

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 10:11:34 AM PDT
Joe K says:
Very good info on the bulbs not lasting as long as others but my nighthawk bulbs far outlasted silverstars.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2013 6:10:39 AM PST
Gretch says:
Absolutely right on higher output bulbs.... they run hotter and will burn out quicker... even the Sylvania folks said the same thing.... I found an LED alternative from this outfir. LED runs cooler hence lasts much longer... see http://store.ijdmtoy.com/9005-LED-Daytime-Running-Light-For-Acura-Honda-p/led_sku45_r2.htm

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2013 4:14:48 AM PST
R. K. says:
Because the siverstar ultra's are a lot brighter.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2013 12:29:04 AM PST
R. Walker says:
My Corrolla just uses the regular low beam for DRL, the cheap-ass plastic lenses start going bad after 2 yrs.
I'm sure some high end cars may use a dimmed high beam but to me the best would be dedicated daytime lamps.
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