Head light bulbs

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  1. RDF1

    RDF1 I'm Awesome

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    What are your preferred head lights?
    I think my 91 has 9005/9006 bulbs and now that it's getting dark earlier I'm lookin for options.
    I have some cheap no name bulbs in there now.

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    I also want brighter headlights, im going to start with cleaning the lenses.
     
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    Philips XtremeVision are the brightest on the market but not many stores carry them, you'll probably have to order them online. Amazon has the best deals last I checked.

    If you want something that is usually on the shelves at stores, Sylvania XtraVisions are pretty decent.
     
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    Can you compare them to the silverstars from slyvaina?

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    No comparison IMO, that goes for either option I listed. SilverStars are an over-hyped bulb that have pretty terrible brightness honestly. They have a ton of blue coating on the glass that some like the look of, but it restricts light. If you have time look at a side by side image of a Sylvania Silverstar and a Philip's XtremeVision. The Sylvania is almost completely blue glass for cosmetic reasons, while the Philips only has a small ring of it near the glare cap. Reason is that the Philips bulbs use just enough of that coating (and in the right place) to keep the bulbs within an acceptable brightness level.
     
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    Good to know!
    I've only had experience with silverstars years ago. Now I'll go look for some them phillips.

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    I’ll never buy silverstars again. I averaged a year life span each on my last acadia. I bought 3 sets thinking it was bad luck. Nope. No more silverstars-especially for what they cost.
     
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    Good to know!
    I've only had experience with silverstars years ago. Now I'll go look for some them phillips.

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