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Phillips/PIAA vs Sylvania ZXE

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jr114, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Oct 8, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    jr114

    jr114 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, just installed some Sylvania ZXEs after the silver stars I had burnt out. Must say I am very disappointed with the light out put. What would you guys suggest who've run the above mentioned lights? Looking for good white colored light with good output without going HID
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    mattvivsound

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    For "stock" I would of went with Phillips Xtreme; but for an "upgrade" look at the Narva 100/55w "motorcycle" bulb (pn: 48911).
     
  3. Oct 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Pugga

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    Haven't had the Silverstars but I've had Philips Xtreme Power and PIAA Xtreme white bulbs. I like the PIAA ones a bit better but both were good in my opinion.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Thanks guys. Gonna go with the phillips as they're 30$ on Amazon. Now what replacement fog lights would you recommend?
     
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    JR how did the Philips xtreme turn out?

    I ended up getting the piaa xtreme white (should get it in the mail end of this week) . ive seen good reviews on those Philips so I was just wondering
     
  6. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    always had better results w/PIAA. too bad you don't wanna go HID...
     
  7. Oct 31, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    zxes are junk. I put a bulb in my truck just to compare.


    They say right on the back of Sylvania's they are comparing the output to a standard halogen at 80% power to simulate a "worn out bulb". Yes they do wear out, but basically it's a rip off.

    Here's the pic, ZXE on right


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    Whiter yes, brighter? Not really
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Redneck92

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    The ZXE's are just meant to be white not bright. The Ultras are brighter than the ZXE's.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    The package claims "our whitest and brightest light" and claims they have an "HID attitude" I see the package every day at work.

    I don't even bother with halogen bulbs anymore. I vote spend a little extra and retrofit
     
  10. Nov 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Same here, and I've found a few people having issues with the life out of the ultras.
     
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