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post #1 of 12 Old 01-01-2007, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Santa brought me some SilverStars

Hey, Santa left me some SilverStar H4 bulbs. I installed them yesterday and had a chance to try them out this evening. These puppies are bright! I turned on my brights on a lonely backroad and lit up the country.

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Hey, Santa left me some SilverStar H4 bulbs. I installed them yesterday and had a chance to try them out this evening. These puppies are bright! I turned on my brights on a lonely backroad and lit up the country.
How is the beam pattern compared to the stock bulbs?

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Hey, Santa left me some SilverStar H4 bulbs. I installed them yesterday and had a chance to try them out this evening. These puppies are bright! I turned on my brights on a lonely backroad and lit up the country.
I agree... I have had mine silverstars in for a couple of months now and the difference at night is really remarkable. The beam pattern is virtually the same, only it projects farther than the stock ones.
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Any issues with heat and these bulbs?
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There shouldn't be any heat issues, the Silver Stars do not draw any more wattage than stock so heat should be the same. No problems with cage or bike here.

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Beam pattern

Regarding the beam pattern - mine is oblate spheroidal with a mild retrograde on the vertical axis of symmetry.

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Heat budget

So if the Silverstars are true 65 watt bulbs and they are brighter, then they must dissipate less energy as heat? :rolleyes:

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Regarding the beam pattern - mine is oblate spheroidal with a mild retrograde on the vertical axis of symmetry.
Shines good, eh?

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Regarding the beam pattern - mine is oblate spheroidal with a mild retrograde on the vertical axis of symmetry.
It's clear to me. Or should I say illuminating? Engineers love the Wee Strom 'cuz its just so practical.
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Hey, don't lump all of us engineers in the Weeny-Strom category! :twisted:

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