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Great lighting, but one burned out after only 3 months
on November 9, 2011
I have a 2002 Honda Civic and until I purchased these headlights, I always used OEM lights.
I live in a rural area where I often need to use my hi-beams and found that my OEMs just didn't put out a lot of light.
So after reading the reviews, I purchased these and was VERY happy with them. However, I noticed this morning that one of my headlights was out. I replaced them only about 3 months ago.
I'm hoping that I just happened to get a defective one and am planning to order another set. It could be that I have a short in the system or something. Will update my review if I have the same problem with my next order.
**A BELATED UPDATE** 3/29/2013
The second set of these also burned out within about 3 months. To be fair, I have a lengthy commute- mostly in the dark. However, even taking that into account... the headlights were good for only about 200 hours of usage at most. I'm not sure how that compares to others. Since these Philips lights burned out, I went back to my boring-not-so-great OEM bulbs and they have lasted for over a year so far.
If you have the money to keep spending on lights, buy them... they're great. If you get annoyed with replacing bulbs frequently, don't.
Hope they work for others better than they did for me!