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Best headlight bulbs??

Hello!

I'm gonna be putting in some '05 headlights into my truck soon and wanted to get your guys' opinions on what bulb is the best bang for my buck.

The bulb is an H13. I've heard of the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras.. Thoughts??

Give me some recommendations please!! I'm looking for bright bulbs with a good life.

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I should also add that I do not want any HIDs. Thank you.
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Silver Stars are brighter, just a bit, but have a shorter life in my experience.

For LongLife, at a cost of course, have you considered LEDs?
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Silver Stars are brighter, just a bit, but have a shorter life in my experience.

For LongLife, at a cost of course, have you considered LEDs?
What would you say is the average lifespan of Silver Stars?

I haven't looked too much into LEDs, but I may consider them if they are worth it. For the most part id just like to do a standard, cheaper lightbulb though.
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I've been running Silver Stars for some time. I actually have Ultras in there now. I do have '02-'04 style lights (9007). My bulbs have lasted nearly two years per set (one usually burns out - I replace the pair). They work well for me.


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Oh wow, alrighty. I had almost pulled the trigger on the Ultra's, but wanted to run it past some people first to make sure it's a good investment.

Now, not sure if you'll know the answer to this, but since I am going from my 2000 headlights (the ugly ones with all the orange) to 2005 headlights the light setup on them is slightly different. Does the wiring harness on my current headlights plug into the back of the new connectors for the turn signal and running lights?
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I've been running Silver Stars for some time. I actually have Ultras in there now. I do have '02-'04 style lights (9007). My bulbs have lasted nearly two years per set (one usually burns out - I replace the pair). They work well for me.
Here's some photos of what I'm talking about:

Like this turn signal "bulb holder and connector" I guess you'd call it. Am I able to just swap my current turn signal/running light bulbs onto these plugs and call it good?
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What would you say is the average lifespan of Silver Stars?

I haven't looked too much into LEDs, but I may consider them if they are worth it. For the most part id just like to do a standard, cheaper lightbulb though.
Kind of answering your own question here.
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Kind of answering your own question here.
I assume the lifespan isn't that good then? haha

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Here's some photos of what I'm talking about:

Like this turn signal "bulb holder and connector" I guess you'd call it. Am I able to just swap my current turn signal/running light bulbs onto these plugs and call it good?
Not 100% sure, but you may need adapters from your current connectors to those connectors. Try doing a search on here for those light housing conversions. There may be threads that will help.


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