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Osram Silverstars, HIR1 (9011) and Narva Golds...56k go build a house

Sylvania Silverstars





Osram Silverstars


more info on Sylvania and Osram H1's:

Here's manufacturer data for output and lifespan at 13.2v for all the
Osram/Sylvania H1 bulbs. Lifespan is given as Tc, the hour figure at which
63.2 percent of the bulbs have failed.

Osram or Sylvania H1 (regular normal):
1550 lumens, 650 hours

Osram or Sylvania H1 long life:
1460 lumens, 1200 hours

Osram H1 Super (if Sylvania Xtravision line included H1, this'd be it):
1700 lumens, 350 hours

Osram H1 Silver Star (NOT Sylvania Silver Star!):
1750 lumens, 350 hours

Osram H1 CoolBlue or Sylvania H1 Silver Star:
1380 lumens, 250 hours

and here it goes...

front shot when there was still light out


night shot:


night shot from drivers seat w/ SIlverstars & Narva Golds:

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my driveway is sloped up a bit.

night shot in my driveway with the Osram Silverstars:


night shot in my driveway with the Silverstars and Narva Gold in the fogs:


night shot in my driveway with the Osram Silverstars:


night shot in my driveway with the Silverstars and Narva Gold in the fogs:




this is just the Osram Silverstars, the fogs were packed with snow from donuts in +12" of snow:
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Here are the comparison stats on the bulbs. Notes follow.

HB4/9006 standard low:
55W @12.8V
1000 lumens
3100K (color temperature)
Rated life: 875 hrs.

HIR2/9012 HIR low:
55W @12.8V
1875 lumens
3600K (color temperature)
Rated life: 875 hrs.

HB3/9005
standard high:
65W @12.8V
1700 lumens
3250K (color temperature)
Rated life: 320 hrs.

HIR1/9011 HIR high:
65W @12.8V
2500 lumens
3600K (color temperature)
Rated life: 320 hrs.

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9005 in headlamp:


9011 in headlamp:


bulbs shot at 1/50:



bulbs shot at 1/500:








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Osram SIlverstars:


Osram SilverStars and 9011:


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Osram SIlverstars:


Osram SilverStars and 9011:
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here are some pics with my wagon (right) and a stock '04 wagon (left)



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Wow nice write up Quack.
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It's looks like in one of the photos (5th one down), the lights are a bit high and you might be blinding oncomming traffic. I'd double check that. Also... I don't know the specs off the top of my head. But I'd check to see that the watts of the bulbs aren't much more than OEM and stock sockets can handle all that power or else you might eventually burn up your socket and maybe even the wires. Otherwise, very cool.

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It's looks like in one of the photos (5th one down), the lights are a bit high and you might be blinding oncomming traffic. I'd double check that. Also... I don't know the specs off the top of my head. But I'd check to see that the watts of the bulbs aren't much more than OEM and stock sockets can handle all that power or else you might eventually burn up your socket and maybe even the wires. Otherwise, very cool.

my driveway is on an upslope up until you are right up to the garage.
the pics in post #4 is when i'm pretty much on level ground.
the bulbs are are all of stock wattage.

some more info on the HIR (9011) bulbs:
http://www.bmwz.org/articles/lighting/0506trick/
The band is a Durable IR Reflective coating on the spherical glass. All filament bulbs produce more heat than light, and heat = infrared. The coating causes heat to be reflected back to the filament at the center of the sphere. This causes the filament to become much hotter (producing more light) than it can by passing electricity through it, without the shorter life or greater heat production that comes with overwattage bulbs (to say nothing of overwattage bulbs' incompatibility with stock wiring.)
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