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Phillips Bluevision

Hey has anyone else tried these bulbs? I think there about the same as Silverstars. But a while back I remeber Tippinover was lookin for some good Blue bulbs. Well i've been looking for them to and can't find them , I see them on S-10s and some rangers and I mean there blue...someone please help me before I go broke buying bulbs :(

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i was in the market for lights...i gave up as my APC's havent died yet and i dont feel like shellin out the $$$ for silverstars for the hell of it....but they will be the next ones i get

phillips should b a good brand name to go with, but half of the members of this site will argue with u on that one...

but its u're truck and $$$...
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well silverstars didn't work either they all look yellow, do you think its the oxidation on the headlights???
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yes...

thats a big problem with the older ranger headlights...

i'd get in touch with member Redneckstone...he bought some PHAT headlights/corners for his truck...crystal clear...check out his cardomain too
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yea I think I saw some on e-bay Clearcorners w/ headlights new for 85$ so Ill check on it, thanks
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np dude

p.s. i like u're year model ranger...id take that if i could, but i'd have to swap out for the next gen dash...and it'd have to be a 4x2..with 22's....haha
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I haven't seen these lights or even heard of them until now. However, going by the name "BlueVision", I am going to issue a pretty good guess they are usless "rice-lights" with a fancy marketing name. I wouldn't waste my money on them.
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LoL mine is 2WD 5-speed I wanna lower it so bad but I have no $$$

For FireRanger: well there basicaly cheaper Silverstars & last longer

So Tippin what do you think I should do next on the truck? (simple stuff)
I also painted the Throtle cable cover(i think thats it?) and some other engine parts with some Metalcast Blue :) it turned out great i'll try to post some pics
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I doubt they are "cheaper silverstars". I posted EXTENSIVELY on here on headlight technology and I suggest you look that up by searching here and reading it thoroughly.

To summarize: blue bulbs are either dimmer than standard, or hotter than standard, or have potentially a very short life -- there are no exceptions.

The one thing you may have going for you on a 93 is that the wiring may be heavier. But higher wattage generally makes older sockets cook also. I wouldn't bother with blue headlights if you care about being able to actually see where you're going. They are only for looks, and are VERY ineffective.

It's all an attempt to get the "refringence" color from real HID's. They shine blue around the edges. Incandescent lights cannot do this without filtering and that reduces the available light. To get brightness back you need more power or thinner filaments. No exceptions.

Higher power=cooking the electrics and thinner filaments = shorter average life
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ohh that would suc if the wiring burnt, but its still okay to keep the bluevisions on? they wont burn the wires will they? b/c there 12V 55W so am I okay?
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yea I think I saw some on e-bay Clearcorners w/ headlights new for 85$ so Ill check on it, thanks
these are from ebay bought them as a whole set I also have the Silverstar turn signal bulbs there like blue/purple off and amber when on
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best money I ever spent really made the truck look better
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I'll repeat what I said when you first got those: they really "update" the look of the truck and make it look like a later model. It's ASTOUNDING how much the look of the headlights can influence that. They really are sharp.
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ohh that would suc if the wiring burnt, but its still okay to keep the bluevisions on? they wont burn the wires will they? b/c there 12V 55W so am I okay?
You are okay if they are the same wattage -- but they won't be as bright I can virtually guarantee. When you filter out the red and yellow end of the spectrum (to make the light blue) you lose brightness.

You can get it back by using low resistance thinner filaments (more expensive process) like Silverstars but even Sylvania warns they generally don't last as long (more fragile). The other way is by more wattage.

That's just how it is with incandescent lamp technology. If you're willing to have dimmer lights in order to have the blue look, then that's it. Me, I prefer as much light as possible and I don't care what color it is as long as I can see well.
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I'll repeat what I said when you first got those: they really "update" the look of the truck and make it look like a later model. It's ASTOUNDING how much the look of the headlights can influence that. They really are sharp.
I know everytime I see the truck I cant believe what those did for it...
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well I took them back to AutoZone and got some Sylvania Xtravisions they are definatly brighter :) oh and I'm prolly getting new headlights And Clear corners soon im checking on the Projector style ones they look awsome
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those xtravisions are stock color but brighter. silverstars are brighter and have a white light. the xtravisions and silverstars are the same brightness but one is normal light and one is the white light. i <3 my silverstars but when these burn out (been almost two years of mixed driving) i think ill get the xtravisions.

hey 93ranger, u cant get a pic of the difference between them and stock could ya?
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LOL, no I dunno how to even post pis on here. I might at cardomain

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The XtraVisions are a little less bright than the Silverstars BEFORE the blue coating is put on the Silverstars. Xtravisions can last slightly longer than Silverstars for that reason. I posted a chart about that in a thread I started on headlight technology which is probably still on the board somewhere. It should be a sticky but I don't think it is.
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LOL, no I dunno how to even post pis on here. I might at cardomain

It [img]your url here [/img]


use www.photobucket.com

And you can copy and paste them...
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Silverstars are the s##ts tho...

I like'em
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I posted a chart about that in a thread I started on headlight technology which is probably still on the board somewhere. It should be a sticky but I don't think it is.
It is now Good thinkin' John... as usual your nerdyness has come through for everyone!
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...splay.php?f=18
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Thanks!

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