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Old August 10th, 2017, 06:18   #1
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Have one bulb out. Not with car now its a friends. Any recommendations as far as brand and or type? Probably going to replace both sides at same time
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Old August 10th, 2017, 11:25   #2
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Stay with oem bulbs. "Sylvania" brand. You want better bulbs or long life then look for H7LL (I believe its correct bulb type if my memory serves me correct)
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Old August 10th, 2017, 11:47   #3
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Have one bulb out. Not with car now its a friends. Any recommendations as far as brand and or type? Probably going to replace both sides at same time
I have personally had bad experiences with Sylvania especially silver star ultra. I have been very happy with Philips they have good life and are bright. If you want further down road visibility go with philips xtreme vision. If you want very white light go with philips crystal vision ultra. I've used both and they last a long time and I drive a lot at night.
When I used silver star ultra they would only last me a month and a half if I was lucky, and at $50 a pair that got expensive. The crystal vision lasted me about 2 years and they are cheaper, although not quite as bright.
I always replace both sides at same time.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 12:15   #4
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I've had silverstar ultras in the low beams for six months. So far, so good. I also only paid $25 for a pair. I don't mind sacrificing some longevity for the extra light.
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Old August 12th, 2017, 09:48   #5
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I find that Osram Night Breaker Unlimited H7 bulbs are hard to beat. 2-3 years. Wont use any others now. Make sure package says "Made in Germany"
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I find that Osram Night Breaker Unlimited H7 bulbs are hard to beat. 2-3 years. Wont use any others now. Make sure package says "Made in Germany"
Yes I found that most important is that the bulbs are made in Germany
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+1 on Osram. Noticeable improvement.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 17:36   #8
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

these work fine for me.

in general, brighter bulbs burn out faster.

I like to keep spares in the car and change them right away when they fail.
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