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Can someone please tell me the difference between these two? I know that Silverstars are supposed to be ~4000K and Luminics ~5100K. However, can someone post real pics of these two (as opposed to vendor pics)? Additionally, can someplease please tell me the lifespan of these two bulbs? I know Silverstars are supposed to last a while but have no idea of Luminics. I'm looking for a very clean white light with just a hint of blue (none of the super blue stuff). Thanks!
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Another alternative, PIAA Extreme White (which I use). The light is 100% white, no bluish tint. The bulb is more expensive but I haven't replaced it in 2 years.

FYI, I kept hearing stories about Luminics/Sylvania burning out quick.

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OSRAM Silverstars are the shit, I've had mine in since I bought the car, no issues. They're bright as hell too, no blue coating on the bulb to decrease the output. Highly recommended, especially in the lower fogs.


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Aren't PIAAs very expensive though? I'm looking for a good alternative to the standard halogens with a slightly more expensive price (around the Silvania/Luminics). Jax, both burn out quickly? If so... then screw them. Where did you hear that though? I've heard otherwise on the Silvanias, nothing about Luminics. Amazingly Luminics are pretty popular though (and I thought they were guaranteed for a year). However, I don't want them to die quickly. Buckeye, where do you find OSRAMs? Ive never seen them in stores before. Thanks guys.
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I just put in my Luminics earlier this week. Light output is defintaly weaker than stock but they work good enough for me. I obviously havne't learned about the long term hold up on these as i've only had them installed for a week but you are right, they do have a 1 yr warranty.

there are pictures of my install in the Pictures section under luminic pix

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OSRAM Silverstars are the shit, I&#39;ve had mine in since I bought the car, no issues.* They&#39;re bright as hell too, no blue coating on the bulb to decrease the output.* Highly recommended, especially in the lower fogs.
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Same here and I will never use a different halogen bulb


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Aren&#39;t PIAAs very expensive though?
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Well, it&#39;s about $60 for a pair. But it&#39;s a good investment (for me anyway).

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I&#39;ve had my driver&#39;s side white luminics fog light burn up on me twice in the past 3-4 months. If it burns out again, I&#39;m going with another brand
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I&#39;ve had my driver&#39;s side white luminics fog light burn up on me twice in the past 3-4 months.* If it burns out again, I&#39;m going with another brand
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damn...hope that doesn&#39;t happen to my new ones

maybe the new pure blue ones hold up better!

lol...wishful thinking

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i put in luminics hyper whites in my lows and fogs, color is a lot better than stock, output is decreased a little.

anybody have a good site for the osram silverstars?
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