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|11-10-2012 10:29 AM|
|JaTaN||Mailed my rebate ~5 weeks ago -- got $10 check today|
|10-15-2012 09:49 AM|
I said this in another post but.. Nighhawks and Silverstars stay within DOT standards for bulbs (wattage/lumens) but attempt to get a more concentrated beam with a higher color temp by burning a much smaller filament much hotter. It does have a color shift compared to regular halogens but not much, the blue tinted tip or bulb is a marketing band-aid to shift the color temp even higher. That smaller hotter burning filament is the exact reason the bulb life is so short.
|10-15-2012 07:29 AM|
|jeepdog||Got a set of these installed about a week ago. Difference is quaite dramatic. I see a lot more light thrown in front of the car. Not really further, just more light. Seems worth the $10 so far. We shall see how long they last though.|
|10-12-2012 05:51 PM|
Unfortuneatly, the high beams on my car are halogen. The reason I mentioned the color temperature of these nighthawks is because of the chart about half way down on this Amazon page:
On that page is a chart: "GE Automotive Lighting Comparison"
That chart shows the differences in brightness, COLOR, and Life of their various halogen bulbs, from Standard up to the three different varieties of Nighthawk. If you look at that chart it portrays a much higher color temperature (showing white, just into blue area) than their Standard, or High Output bulbs.
Also in the "Key Features" of the Nighthawk Platinum on that page it states:
"Clean, white light for better visibility and contrast."
Additionally , the picture of ths bulb on the Amazon page shows a mostly clear bulb with just a narrow blue band near it's tip. The implication of all of the above is that this bulb is doing something different to improve it's light output.
I wasn't expecting the color of these Nighthawks to come close to the daylight white of the 4300K xenon bulbs in my car. But the information on the Amazon page sure led me to believe that these bulbs would provide more light output and whiter light than a standard halogen bulb.
That was the point of my post above. The pictures, charts, and features listed and illustrated on the Amazon page are just marketing BS attempting to trick customers. I posted solely to help others when and if these bulbs are ever promoted again in some deal in the future.
|10-12-2012 01:13 PM|
As for this individual product, I cannot say. When I researched it, it wasn't the best output for my car so I didn't give it a second glance. Rather, I replaced the whole assembly with a DOT approved halogen projector assembly and I couldn't be happier - light output was immensely increased with both low and high beams. I'd suggest looking into it for your car (btw, never put HID bulbs into a housing not approved for HID's - you'll flood the foreground [that'll make it "seem" brighter] but you'll drastically decrease your distance lighting - once again this is done only by idiots who are interested in looks. If you want HID's, go for a true retrofit...it'll be pricey though)
|10-12-2012 12:49 PM|
Received these bulbs a few days ago (H7). Wow, so ..... extremely mediocre!
No more light output than standard halogen bulbs. No greater distance projection of light than standard halogen bulbs. No whiter light output than standard halogen bulbs. However it does have the added specification of much shorter life than standard halogen bulbs, according to GE themselves.
Even at this inexpensive price of $10.00 it isn't worth it. The only way you will see any difference with these bulbs is if you are replacing a standard set of halogens that are six or more years old with 400 or more hours of use. Then you might see a slight improvement.
Sorry I bought.
|10-08-2012 08:55 AM|
|smoovranger||Just ordered the H7's and it still worked.|
|10-07-2012 05:48 PM|
|SamKQboro||H7 still available.|
|10-07-2012 12:12 AM|
Still good for 9003. Thanks OP.
I was just at Walmart looking for a headlight replacement on my Honda Element. Glad I checked SD before I buy. It's $8.88 each for regular sylvania btw. Now I get two bulbs for under $8 after MIR.
|10-07-2012 12:02 AM|
|Alexkg||Deal is dead now|
|10-06-2012 11:38 PM|
The deal is dead btw.
|10-06-2012 08:22 PM|
You are right..... your bulbs are JUNK
|10-06-2012 10:28 AM|
It will print out small -- too lazy to cut the PDF into 2 pages
|10-06-2012 09:54 AM|
I just don't want any delay or denial of the rebate.
Any info appreciated!
|10-06-2012 08:55 AM|
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