Many luxury cars have bright white, high-intensity discharge headlights. If you like the look, you can customize almost any car's headlights with these special Sylvania bulbs.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:September 2012
Luxury cars have expensive high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights that project
a bright white (actually bluish) light. You can buy a “drop-in” HID conversion kit
for your vehicle online for $80. Unfortunately, that’s illegal. To get nearly the same custom headlight
look legally, just pop in these new Sylvania 9005 SilverStar zXe bulbs.
The zXe bulbs mimic the look of HID light by using a mixture of xenon and halogen
gas at a higher pressure. And they provide the same beam pattern as the factory
bulbs. Even though they deliver the same light output as halogen bulbs,
independent research shows that drivers perceive the whiter light as 50 percent
brighter than their old bulbs.
Find the SilverStar zXe bulbs ($60 a pair) at any auto parts store or through our affiliation with amazon.com.
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