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Old 22 Mar 2005, 09:20 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Replaced my Camry's Heightlight bulb. Awesome

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 05:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of Camry? What kind of bulb?

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 10:18 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Was it a Sylvania Silver Star?

I've been going to replace my '93 Camry's headlamps with the new Sylvania
"Silver Star" lamps. Is that what you used?

Interestingly, a friend who has a Toyota SUV was told not to use Silver
Star's by the local Toyota dealer...saying that they would "overload" his
wiring harness and cause it to "burn-out".

Anyone tried Silver /Stars?

Thanks, Chuck

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 10:49 am   #4 (permalink)
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This topic has been discussed at length elsewhere.
Actually I use the SilverStars, they even look nicer for daytime
running.
They will not overload the standard wiring - the wattage is the same as
stock.
However, there is a light tint to alter the color temperature.
Whenever a bulb is tinted the light output is decreased.
The Sylvanias are "overdriven" to compensate, which also means the
filaments burn out sooner.
So you're paying more for probably no more illumination, with a shorter
life, but whiter light, which actually, has not been proven to
illuminate the road better.
Like I said, I still like them.
Seems the hotter ticket, quite literally, are a patented design that
reflects infrared heat back on to the filament to significantly
increase light output, but the color temperature (appearance) is not
changed from standard halogen. Also the wattage is standard.
People seem to have had good results.

http://www.hirheadlights.com/index.htm

"HIR" - "Halogen Infrared Reflecting" bulbs.

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 03:58 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Was it a Sylvania Silver Star?

Silverstars are brighter than stock and some Piaas. Lights are rated in
Lumens, all lights, every bulb sold even for your house is rated in
Lumens. Silverstars for my fog lights were rated 1700 lumen and high end
Pia 1500 or so Lumens. The site with the Infrared reflecting light did
not as far as I could see offer the industry standard in light
measurement, just some obscure BS measurement. Show a Lumen rating that
is verified then it is worth a true comparison, otherwise it probably is
not brighter.

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 05:45 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Was it a Sylvania Silver Star?

I saw a rating on those bulbs after looking further maybe it is
something good.

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:27 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Replaced my Camry's Heightlight bulb. Awesome

badgolferman wrote:
|| Norton wrote:
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||| Yeah!!!!
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|| What kind of Camry? What kind of bulb?

My friend's 2004 Camry has far better and longer reaching headlight
illumination than my 99 Camry. Why? Can one or SHOULD one replace the
headlight bulbs in the 99 Camry with different and/or stronger ones? What
about the bluish ones, for example?




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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:29 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
|| This topic has been discussed at length elsewhere.
|| Actually I use the SilverStars, they even look nicer for daytime
|| running.
|| They will not overload the standard wiring - the wattage is the same
|| as stock.
|| However, there is a light tint to alter the color temperature.
|| Whenever a bulb is tinted the light output is decreased.
|| The Sylvanias are "overdriven" to compensate, which also means the
|| filaments burn out sooner.
|| So you're paying more for probably no more illumination, with a
|| shorter life, but whiter light, which actually, has not been proven
|| to illuminate the road better.
|| Like I said, I still like them.

I'm curious. WHY would you like them if they give off no more light and
STILL burn out faster? Doesn't make any sense...to me, anyways. Is it the
different "tint" of light, i.e. does it sort of look "cleaner"?




|| Seems the hotter ticket, quite literally, are a patented design that
|| reflects infrared heat back on to the filament to significantly
|| increase light output, but the color temperature (appearance) is not
|| changed from standard halogen. Also the wattage is standard.
|| People seem to have had good results.
||
|| http://www.hirheadlights.com/index.htm
||
|| "HIR" - "Halogen Infrared Reflecting" bulbs.


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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:54 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Liberal|sarl|airs| wrote:

> My friend's 2004 Camry has far better and longer reaching headlight
> illumination than my 99 Camry. Why? Can one or SHOULD one replace the
> headlight bulbs in the 99 Camry with different and/or stronger ones?
> What about the bluish ones, for example?
>


Yes, I agree. My 97 Camry has lousy headlights. The 94 I used to have
had much better ones. I don't think the bluish ones will illuminate
the road any better. They just look brighter and annoy oncoming
drivers more.

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Old 23 Mar 2005, 11:59 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Was it a Sylvania Silver Star?

I replaced the headlights in by '99 Camry last summer with
Osrom Silverstars. Those are the real Silverstars by the way,
the Sylvania Silverstars are one step below. Both are made by
Sylvania. I noticed a definite improvement in the light output
on the road, but they don't outshine newer car/truck models,
but compared to the regular Toyota bulbs they are much brighter,
more like most normal headlights instead of dull and dim. The
Eurpoean H4 bulbs are identical to the N.A. HB2 standard bulb size.

Hope this helps,

Norm

On 23 Mar 2005 08:49:42 -0800, "Daniel" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com>
wrote:

~This topic has been discussed at length elsewhere.
~Actually I use the SilverStars, they even look nicer for daytime
~running.
~They will not overload the standard wiring - the wattage is the same
as
~stock.
~However, there is a light tint to alter the color temperature.
~Whenever a bulb is tinted the light output is decreased.
~The Sylvanias are "overdriven" to compensate, which also means the
~filaments burn out sooner.
~So you're paying more for probably no more illumination, with a
shorter
~life, but whiter light, which actually, has not been proven to
~illuminate the road better.
~Like I said, I still like them.
~Seems the hotter ticket, quite literally, are a patented design that
~reflects infrared heat back on to the filament to significantly
~increase light output, but the color temperature (appearance) is not
~changed from standard halogen. Also the wattage is standard.
~People seem to have had good results.
~
~http://www.hirheadlights.com/index.htm
~
~"HIR" - "Halogen Infrared Reflecting" bulbs.

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