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LUKS superwhite H13 bulbs. JOHN !!!

this post is really for john, i finally found some aftermarket H13 bulbs for my F150, i wanted you to take a look over them real fast and give me a run down if you think they are worth it or not.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...PcY_BIN_Stores
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They look like they are painted blue.. that filters out light reducing the brightness.. but makes it look whiter..
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isnt the silverstar a coated bulb too?? it puts out 1000 lumens, compared to standard at 650, doesnt that mean more light? i really dont know
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No electrical specs at all, and $25 a pop. Could be legit but I doubt it. Truly, though, I just don't know because they really aren't telling you anything but "it's hotter, whiter, and blue".

How many amps or watts are they? They don't say. I hate that crap and if someone won't PUBLISH specs, I generally won't buy it. But hey, if you've got the money to drop give it a try.

Why not just buy Silverstars than some no-name brand that costs as much?
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john if you can find ANY company that makes them, ill kiss your feet. its a new design mostly in 05 fords and some new durangos. it also happens to fall under the new legislation regarding production of aftermarket bulbs. there are no and will never be silverstars or even cool blues. at least not in the USA. those LUKS bulbs are from canadia i believe. i will ask for specs. what should i ask for, wattage i know is very important, i think stock is 55/65 on these new ones. what else shoud i look for, lumens?
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Yes, to all.

But you don't know if their data is correct. Take a chance and do a long term test and review them if you like.

But read my write up on lamp technology. I believe it's a sticky isn't it? There are no exceptions to those rules for incandescent lighting. To summarize:

1. Brighter bulbs are either higher wattage, or more mechanically delicate.

2. Filter coatings reduce the light output.

One last thing: if those bulbs really are that color temperature, why do they NEED the blue coating?

Answer: they really aren't that white, and the coating is how they get there.

My perception: the ad is deceptive.
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go with street glow bulbs that are 85/100 watt i believe. my friend put them in his 94 f-150 and even with his yellowed, cloudy lenses they are still nice. if i had the money id find them and buy some as the local radio shack doesnt sell them anymore.
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What is this new regulation for bulbs made aftermarket?
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basically, the DOT cracked down because of all the complaints from people who are "blinded" on the road by the brighter lights. so there was a law created that banned the creation of any NEW style lights. this happened right before the H13 (9008) bulb was released. so everyones hands are tied. sylvania only offers the standard and XV H13 bulb, but does not and will never offer a Cool Blue or SilverStar version. also, sylvania is rumored to be dropping its Xenarc HID conversion division, due to poor sales. so you see, im FUBAR!!
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I thought the Silverstar's were completely legal, and DOT approved...sure, they aren't the 80/100 version's of some of the whack-jobbies out there, so if they are the same wattage -- what's the difference?
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my friend checked it out after he bought his bulbs (the one with the street glows in his f-150) because the person he bought them from (radio shack) told him these were the last of them due to the supplier not being able to sell them to retailers anymore because they were ruled illegal.

well, my friend talked to someone personally, and his dad, and the person (someone that had something to do with rules governing the transportation department) said that brightness or intensity of the beams werent illegal, its the distance they can be seen. as long as your beams hit a certain point and go no further (effective aiming) then they are just fine.
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adam, the silverstar product line that EXISTS NOW is fine, its grandfathered in. but the bubls in my truck were released AFTER the new legislation. thats why its so hard to find any aftermarket bulbs, and why im even CONSIDERING the cheapo ones in that auction
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also john, i did check with the seller in that auction, they are rated at 55/60 watts, same as stock, stupid me it was printed on the bulb shown in the pic. i may get them just for the hell of it and see, although it is kind of expensive...
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check this web site out

http://www.lightingresearch.com/product.htm

your welcome
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our headlamps are 9007 correct? and fogs are 9004? i want those headlamps and the gold fog lamps.
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mark i have seen that site, its got the same copied and pasted description and the same price as the ebay link. do you have any more info on the LUKS bulbs, as far as quality? if i remember correctly you use LUKS bulbs in your truck?
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there the best!

there also called "world bulbs"
i have been using them for over 4 years and never any problems.
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lol if it's illegal in the USA our friends in Canada have em lol.
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thanks mark, ive never had any first hand experiece with LUKS, if you say they are good then its worth a shot.
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Hey Bob,

Did you ever get these things?
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