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post #1 of 11 Old 07-28-2008, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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is it just me

or do the headlight on the jk's suck. i was out driving in the mountins a few nights ago and i really couldnt see much. that lights are so dim. i did put sylvania silver stars in her yesterday but i havent had the chance to drive around with them yet.



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post #2 of 11 Old 07-28-2008, 10:03 AM
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i agree

ive gone through multiple light configs, HID's look pretty but unless its a projector retrofit, the glare is awful

i have the Daniel Stern Cibie lights, very very happy with them

the light output is better then anything i have seen out there
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have you tried the silver stars? im curious if there a better light or a waist of money.

what do you mean by glare with the H.I.D's?


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post #4 of 11 Old 07-28-2008, 11:06 AM
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what do you mean by glare with the H.I.D's?
An HID lens and reflector works differently than a lens and reflector for halogen bulbs, so if you just buy a HID bulb kit, you usually have issues with glaring oncoming traffic, and a poor light pattern. The complete lens and reflector assembly really should be changed too.

I have SilverStars and they work fine, brighter and whiter light without looking like ricer blue bulbs. Do make sure your lights are aimed correctly, as if they are too high the light pattern does not do a good job of illuminating the road.
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-28-2008, 11:22 AM
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i had silverstars as well

its a deceptive bulb

it definitely looks brighter, because the light output is not as yellow, but the actual pattern of light was identical to the stock bulbs, i wouldnt spend money on them again

its not really an upgrade, yet more a color change
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iit definitely looks brighter, because the light output is not as yellow, but the actual pattern of light was identical to the stock bulbs, i wouldnt spend money on them again
The light pattern won't change unless you change the reflector or lens. i agree that it is just pretty much a color change, but I found that was enough to make it worthwhile, as I found the stock ones to be very yellow and ineffective.
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I agree with Phil, Silverstars may be just a color change, but they helped
However, you might want to save the money and go Delta.

I just dropped in a set of Delta replacement lights and for $100, they really made a big difference.
Actual glass headlights instead of plastic, flat instead of domed makes it easier to get my grill out with a winch/bumper in the way and H4 bulbs have a lot more bulb options than the H13 stockers
The change in output and usable light placement is remarkable.
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I agree with Phil, Silverstars may be just a color change, but they helped
However, you might want to save the money and go Delta.

I just dropped in a set of Delta replacement lights and for $100, they really made a big difference.
Actual glass headlights instead of plastic, flat instead of domed makes it easier to get my grill out with a winch/bumper in the way and H4 bulbs have a lot more bulb options than the H13 stockers
The change in output and usable light placement is remarkable.
https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...ighlight=delta

Your awesome thanks ill se how well these do and if i dont like them then delta it is. iv had detal HID's before and loved them i guess i should just stick with the company.


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www.danielsternlighting.com

lots of good reading, he sells the good stuff

it is a tremendous upgrade
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lots of good reading, he sells the good stuff

it is a tremendous upgrade
+2. I have the CIBIE lights from Daniel Stern. I LOVED my H4 bulbs I got, until I found out they have an extremely short life. BOTH of mine failed within a couple of days of each other (how do the design THAT to happen????), and the bulbs were only a year old. I replaced the bulbs with Silverstars, not as bright as the 85 watt H4 bulbs were, but cheaper, and more widely available.

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I have used the Silverstars in another vehicle (93-F150). The only complaint that I have about them are the cost and I have heard that the live of the bulb is about 12 months. If that is the case when they blow I will not replace them with Sliverstars again. Way to pricey if they only last about 12 months.
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