So how long do the Toshiba HIR low beam bulbs (9012) last?
I have read quite a bit about how the Silverstars have had some real short lifetimes but haven't heard about the longivity of the HIRs. Also have heard the HIR are not as 'bright white' as the HIRs.
"Also have heard the HIR are not as 'bright white' as the HIRs".... I meant not as white as the Silverstars.
The GE Nighthawks are suppose to be pretty comparable in brightness to the Silverstars but last longer. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Price-wise per pair I believe its roughly: HIR= $65, Silverstars= $40, Nighthawks= $35
I would not doubt the GE bulbs would do better. I've always had problems with short lives on Sylvania bulbs, be they for home or auto.
Factory bulbs last for 2 years, and from there on out (since the local stores only seem to sell Sylvania) it's every year or less.
Bulbs come in a 2-pack, I always replace them in pairs because if I don't, the second one will go very soon. I'll keep the old one as a backup.
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