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Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 02, 2011 11:57PM

There is a bid difference in cost of these brands, Sylvania & GE. I suspect they are of equal brightness, etc. Any thoughts or experience you can share?

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Re: Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 03, 2011 12:16AM

i know the one remaining T3 headlight i have is D I M compared to my new camry's headlights!

wasn't the sylvania "silver series " supposed to be the brightest of the drop in replacements?

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Re: Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: April 03, 2011 12:28AM

Are you comparing sealed beams or a replaceable bulb such as an H4?

I had little experience with GE, but I can share some info on Sylvania's.

My S10 has had really bad lights for night driving. I tried replacing the original sealed beams with Sylvania sealed beams but that was not much help.

So, I purchased a reflector lens on the internet with a generic 65/55- H4 bulbs. This required only changing the wiring pigtail at the lamp, due to the difference in two to three prong hookup.

They were not much help, so I upgraded to 95/85 Pia's H4 bulbs, but those were only marginally better than the old Sylvania sealed Beams and I was told that that 95/85s were the hottest I could install without going to HID's. I could have installed auxiliary driving lights but wanted to stick with stock headlight locations.

Still not happy, on a whim I replaced them with Sylvania Silver Star H4's and now I can actually see now at night in the S10.

The Sylvania Silver Stars are not cheap, I paid around $45 for the pair of high/low bulbs, but got a $10 rebate at the time.

So far they have been the best.

jimc
1965 Corsa
1996 S10
Missouri

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Re: Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: April 03, 2011 12:32AM

i was referring to sealed beam replacements.

can the wiring on a LM and it's alternator handle anything stronger than sealed beams?

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Re: Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: acardon ()
Date: April 03, 2011 12:48AM

Are both of them made in China?

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can the wiring on a LM and it's alternator handle anything stronger than sealed beams?
The light switch has a thernal breaker that will probably trip with the H4's. The wiring to the headlights is small also. Best to install relays and run them off the horn relay power circuit.

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Don
NTCA....DFW,TEXAS
66 Monza 1 owner

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Re: Sylvania vs. GE Halogen
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 03, 2011 01:43AM

My car has four Halogen lights, 5001 & 5006. They have the three 'tips' on the glass.These four bulbs came on the car when I purchased it, July 20010.
New Question,How does one set the bulbs higher? I have them to the end of travel on the adjusters.
My alternator seems to handle the amperage when I used them about 60 minutes last week. The switch did not heat, and they did not dim.

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