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What are some good headlight bulbs?

Hey guys! After a deer ran into my car and cracked my headlight, I replaced them both after the body work was done but it seems like the current bulbs I have suck.

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Above is the replacement set of headlights I bought. I was wondering what lights I should replace them with, as the brightness is very low and the high beams only increase the spread of the light at cost of the brightness.

http://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-SilverStar-Performance-Halogen-Headlight/dp/B000M5Y72A/
I was going to replace them with these, but reviews are saying that they burn out quite quickly. I was wondering if this might be my best option or if I could get something better. I went to an O'Reilly's and asked one of the workers there and he suggested that set of bulbs, however they're $50 there so I figured I might as well buy them online. Wanted to ask your guys opinions here to see if anyone had a different idea/option on what I should do.

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I've ran Silverstars in quite a few vehicles for years, never had any longevity issues with them at all. One of my vehicles has had them in it now for two or three years. The ones I used to have in my Mustang were over 7 years old and still worked when I gave them away to someone.

As far as light output they're ok, nothing special. What I have in my Mustang right now that kicks a ton of ass are PIAA 9007's. They are a bit higher wattage, 55/80 watts I believe (vs 35/55 like Silverstars and basically everything else). I get flashed occasionally, I suppose it may help to aim the lenses down a bit but the point is that I can actually see pretty good with them. I got mine from Pep Boys for $80, you should be able to find them on Amazon for a little less.

Either that or install an HID kit. Did that in my Sport Trac and they light stuff up real good as well, got Kensun 6000K from Amazon for $60. Will be installing these in my '08 Explorer soon, to upgrade from the Silverstars that are in it currently. People may say you're a d!ck for putting HID's in stock housings but pay them no attention whatsoever. If you get flashed a lot just aim them down a hair.



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I've ran Silverstars in quite a few vehicles for years, never had any longevity issues with them at all. One of my vehicles has had them in it now for two or three years. The ones I used to have in my Mustang were over 7 years old and still worked when I gave them away to someone.

As far as light output they're ok, nothing special. What I have in my Mustang right now that kicks a ton of ass are PIAA 9007's. They are a bit higher wattage, 55/80 watts I believe (vs 35/55 like Silverstars and basically everything else). I get flashed occasionally, I suppose it may help to aim the lenses down a bit but the point is that I can actually see pretty good with them. I got mine from Pep Boys for $80, you should be able to find them on Amazon for a little less.

Either that or install an HID kit. Did that in my Sport Trac and they light stuff up real good as well, got Kensun 6000K from Amazon for $60. Will be installing these in my '08 Explorer soon, to upgrade from the Silverstars that are in it currently. People may say you're a d!ck for putting HID's in stock housings but pay them no attention whatsoever. If you get flashed a lot just aim them down a hair.
Could you find a link to your exact set of the PIAA? I just want to make sure I'd be getting the proper ones. I care about brightness and longevity, as right now what I have suck. Whatever I had in my old headlights I liked, but I didn't think to check before getting rid of them.
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