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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Want a new set of headlights?

Ok, we were talking about headlights in another thread. I suggested some APC headlights that I've used in my bike for years. Well of coarse, as soon as I start talking about them the low beam on one of the lights goes out.

But, anyway, I found out that for some reason they aren't making them anymore. They have something named the same thing but the bulbs aren't near as blue meaning that when you put them in, they still give off a yellow hue, not birght pure white. And they're only 60/45W

So I called a buddy of mine that is in the sport compact scene and asked him what's up. He suggested this brand..

Eurolite
Xenon Crystal Bulb
100/80W....

They look awesome. Not too mention that they were way cheaper. $22.95 plus tax. Got them at a local vechicle assecory shop. Same place you would order a spoiler for your honda or a set of vent visors for the wife's SUV.

Found them on Car Domain.com for $14 which is stupid cheap.



These are my new favorite.

I tried some other things at the auto store, Sylvania Silverstars, and they were junk.

Here's a pic of my set...


Hope this helps out some of you wanting a better looking light and more light output!




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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-14-2005, 05:16 PM
 
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Lightbulb

I have APC now on the SV, they are better than stock, but still not quite the light I was hopeing for. I want a really bright Hyper White almost blue look. I know PIAA would have gave me that look, but I don't want to pay an avg of $60.00 for a bulb.
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Those are the new ones that they offer. But the older APC super whites were really blue like the eurolights. They actually look exactly the same. The ones in my pic are my old APC lights. They look EXACTLY the same and are only $23 retail and as I posted you can get them online for like $13. Plus those APC's you posted are only 60/45W were as my old APC's and the new eurolites are 100/80W... much nicer...




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Oh and I think you can get them in singles!




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Oh and I think you can get them in singles!
well when I go thru two of these APC's I have now I will upgrade to a better bulb. come on bulb blow..blow..blow..blow... they won't blow fast enuff!
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Just reach in there and rub on them with your fingers!!

You only use one bulb right?




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Just reach in there and rub on them with your fingers!!

You only use one bulb right?
yep one bulb...hmm I am constantly upgrading my gear...i guess bulbs count too
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I tried some other things at the auto store, Sylvania Silverstars, and they were junk.
You said that the Sylvania Silverstars are junk????? I find that totally impossible to believe. I have the Silverstars in my bike and they are absolutely freakin' awesome. Excellent white light that lets me see amazingly well at night..much, much better than the OEM bulbs. When I hit the high beam especially, I can completely light up an expressway sign from over a mile or maybe even two miles back. And even with cars way ahead of me, there's no question that it's my bike doing the illuminating.

Did you actually put the Silverstars in your bike and try them at night? I'm thinking tha maybe you got a set that were switched by another customer and returned...maybe you didn't actually try the Silverstars, but some cheap brand in the Silverstars place???

The Silverstars are excellent. About as far from junk as I could imagine.

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You said that the Sylvania Silverstars are junk????? I find that totally impossible to believe. I have the Silverstars in my bike and they are absolutely freakin' awesome. Excellent white light that lets me see amazingly well at night..much, much better than the OEM bulbs. When I hit the high beam especially, I can completely light up an expressway sign from over a mile or maybe even two miles back. And even with cars way ahead of me, there's no question that it's my bike doing the illuminating.

Did you actually put the Silverstars in your bike and try them at night? I'm thinking tha maybe you got a set that were switched by another customer and returned...maybe you didn't actually try the Silverstars, but some cheap brand in the Silverstars place???

The Silverstars are excellent. About as far from junk as I could imagine.
I've actually heard that the silverstars produce the whitest light out of any bulb. Maybe its just me, but I like the hyper white (blue look) Once I had these (blue look) bulbs in a few of my vehicles I have gotten so use to it and I can't stand to have anything else.
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I've actually heard that the silverstars produce the whitest light out of any bulb.
After seeing the results with my bike, I would believe that comment. These bulbs are almost comparable to the real HID's I had in my S2000 when I owned that.

For $250 however, you can get a read HID system for the bike. I don't want to do that because you lose your high beam, and i like having the high beam available to flash if needed, Couldn't do that with the HID system.

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They were nice and new silverstars... they SUCKED!! Yellow as all Fuk! The new Eurolights look WAY better and with nearly twice the wattage output they shine way nicer than those POS'.

Closest thing to HID? Put the silverstars next to my eurolights and the silvers don't look silver at all...they look off white/yellow. I know that mine can light up about 6 lanes + wide. On I-75 north at square lake road (where it is 5 lanes wide) I can light up grass to grass... on low beams! The high beams... sh yt! Forget about it! It just turned to daylight in front of my bike! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! NOPE!! F'in daylight!





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I'm not big on buying things that attach to my bike I can buy at Wal Mart. Silverstar headlights are one of them.
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GM, we absolutely have to get together at night to compare then. Because your review is like you're talking Japanese to me. Your review of the Silverstars are the first ever negative review of the bulbs. I have only ever read excellent things about them, and have excellent results on my bike.

I'd like to firsthand see the difference you purport. This will be interesting.

And if the difference of your bulbs are so markedly more 'impressive' as you claim, then I will happily swap to the dark side and eat my words, but only if upgrading to the higher wattage will not damage my wiring system....because I have read that some of the guys on the RRzone forum have burned out their rectifiers with higher than normal bulb wattage!

Let's get it on!



PS. I never said they were the "closest thing to HID's"...I simply said the light output was almost comparable. There is a big difference in the wording bud!

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I'm not big on buying things that attach to my bike I can buy at Wal Mart. Silverstar headlights are one of them.
SV.....help me out here.....in your post above, you appear to suport the Silverstars, but then in this post, you did a flip-flop and slam them. That's something that John Kerry would do!!!

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SV.....help me out here.....in your post above, you appear to suport the Silverstars, but then in this post, you did a flip-flop and slam them. That's something that John Kerry would do!!!

What gives?
I somewhat said I didn't like them in the first place....I like the Hyper white (blue effect) I know the silver stars don't give off that effect.
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ohhhhhhhhh. NP. thanks for the clarification!

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Sime.... we'll have a headlight duel!

As far as wiring, I've did this on many cars and bikes... no worries mate!




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Ding ding ding!!!

heh heh!

Lemme know what night will work best for you (when it's not raining). I'll bring my digi camera.

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Sweet Sime... you'll have to forgive me for not riding down just for that... but I would say for a Hooters run it would work!




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You said that the Sylvania Silverstars are junk????? I find that totally impossible to believe. I have the Silverstars in my bike and they are absolutely freakin' awesome. Excellent white light that lets me see amazingly well at night..much, much better than the OEM bulbs. When I hit the high beam especially, I can completely light up an expressway sign from over a mile or maybe even two miles back. And even with cars way ahead of me, there's no question that it's my bike doing the illuminating.

Did you actually put the Silverstars in your bike and try them at night? I'm thinking tha maybe you got a set that were switched by another customer and returned...maybe you didn't actually try the Silverstars, but some cheap brand in the Silverstars place???

The Silverstars are excellent. About as far from junk as I could imagine.
LMAO. I have to agree with Simon on this one. I had Eurolite bulbs in my car, went through 2 sets in 6 months. CHEAP GARBAGE. So I did some online researcha dn talked to some people, majority recommended the Silverstars. So I put those in and they kicked ass! Bright white light and did not loose spectrum further out. I HIGHLY reccomend them. They are on the pricey side but well worth it.
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