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Anyone have these light bulbs ?

SilverStar´s color temperature is a white hot 4,000 K, far higher than other halogens on the market and comparable to High Intensity Discharge headlights.....
 

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are these the kinda of lights you see on the fancy schmancy lexus´s and audis that are almost "blue" glow? Dayum! if they are, I want some for my scort. Those things are hella pimp!
 

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I had them in my scort and in my explorer. They were really bright not blue tint at all, almost like pure white. Pretty bright though. And when i had them in explorer the low beams on both bulbs burnt out after like 2 weeks. I dunno what that ment but i wasn´t happy.
 

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dang. the one´s I´ve seen on audi´s and stuff look almost blue if you´re far away and just at an angle, but as you get closer, they look more white. they´re really cool looking. wayyy cooler than the stock headlamps you get on an escort which are more of a partially dim amber/barf color.
 

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I got zenon bulbs in my scort that are blue looking. they are cool as [email protected]#t and really bright. They are supposed to simulate the HID effect. And the ones you speak of siragon are projectors. My buddy had them on his accord they are really cool.
 

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We are running the Silver Star´s in my wife´s Miata´s Hella flat face´s. The light is a more pure white, and does seem to have just a hint of "blue" to it. I am not a crazy about them as I had hoped, but for the price, they are not a bad way to go. I feel almost like I miss the contrast that the standard H4´s light color brought out.

Just to show you that I am not completely convinced, I have not been convinced to change the bulbs in my 3-series units. I may change my mind at some point, but for now, I am standing pat.

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just another thought, it would be kinda neat if you saw a blue doppler shift and maybe that´s what makes the lights appear blue
 

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Well projectors for the scort don´t exist yet. i saw apost awhile back some one was gonna come out with altezzas and projectors around spring time, but nothing since has been said. So for now you can´t get projectors yet. The HID stands for High Intensity Disharge lighting. It produses like a purpleish blue lighting effect. They are really bright. The beemers heve em on. There is an HID kit for the scort on NOPi.com i think. A bit expensive.
 

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I have them on my escort.. there pretty good. Alot better then those stupid "Import HID lights" for $20 on ebay. I normally keep them on high beams and they are more of a white color. I want to upgrade to HIDS eventually but i dont know if it would look too good considering that our headlight housings are made for halogens and nots HIDS so it might give it the scattered effect.
 

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The HID stands for High Intensity Disharge lighting. It produses like a purpleish blue lighting effect. They are really bright. The beemers heve em on. There is an HID kit for the scort on NOPi.com i think. A bit expensive.
I just wanted to clarify something about HID lighting. They produce a white light that contains more of the spectrum than standard incandescent lighting. They also produce much more light at 55watts than an incandescent bulb and are cooler running than incandescent (which rely on the heating of a filament to produce light). You can think of HID lighting like flourescent lighting. There are two electrical posts that are suspended within an inert gas. A ballast is used to up the amps and lower the volts so that an arc can jump from one post to the other (just like in a flourescent bulb), between the two posts, the electricity excites the gas and causes it to produce light. Unlike a flourescent bulb, there is no coating on the bulb´s wall to soften or modify the light. A side effect of this is a blue/purple light that is refracted off the sides of the bulbs making them appear blue/purple from the sides. HID light does not shine blue/purple light on the road.

No incandescent bulb can match them or come close because of the narrow spectrum band and the high heat.

Coated lenese (like all these cheap ´HID conversion kits´) heat up even more, since the coating absorbs light and heat. The coating does not make a ´whiter´ light. If you´d paid attention in physics you´d know that filtering light can only take away colors and that white light is a mixture of every color. Incandescent bulbs produce many colors of light.. yellow being the most prevalent (by a slim margin), meaning that their light is somewhat white. Blue coated incandescent bulbs block nearly every color but blue from exiting the bulb. This means that the light is actually less white and will wash out whatever you shine it upon.

In other words.. compare HID, to Incandescent to Blue Coated Incandescent bulbs on the same surface.. a red car.

The red car looks cherry red when illuminated by the true white light of the HID.

The red car looks a dull red when illuminated by the incandescent bulb.

The red car looks blue-ish purple when illuminated by the blue lights (the only light you shine is the only light reflected).

Many of the blue bulbs are higher wattage to make up for the light that is blocked by the filter. This makes them even hotter, which means they don´t last long and can potentially burn up your headlight housings.

Blue light also refracts much more easily within water droplets resulting in random glare. This makes seeing in fog and rain much harder. Yellow light refracts the least. This is why fog lights are often yellow.. and car lights should never be blue. ;-)
 

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i got the silverstart for near 1 year and i like them a lot! is the best light i got for my car right now. when it snow you stell able to see really good.
 
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