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Luminics lights .. good? bad?

Posted by justnobody, Dec 3, 2007
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    justnobody Proven Member

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    hey im looking for a good brand/bulb for my foglights, i was gonna get silverstars but i hear they burn out quick, so i saw luminics for around $35 a pair .. anyone have experience with them, or nokya artics?.
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    I've not heard of Silver*Stars having a short life. OSRAM (Sylvania Silver*Stars), Bosch, Philips and other established names should all work fine. I last replaced an H-3 bulb in '81- and I run them all the time.
    Don't bother with the off-brand zoomy whip-dick bulbs (including the butt-raping PIAA products)- the ones on the rack at Wal*Mart will work just fine.
    Be sure to check the sporting goods aisles, too- the H-3 is the bulb used in most spot lights, and often sell for $4 in the areas away from the car parts.
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    Sylvania About 4 posts down is supposedly a response from Sylvania about the Silverstar's lifetime.

    I don't know if the same will apply with foglights. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with how much they're used. I know I can personally attest to the shorter lifetime of the Silverstar headlights in my daily driver Civic. I've gone through 2 sets of lights in the last 3-4 years and have just gone back to regular halogens now.

    Sorry, I'm not much help on the Luminics though.
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    Interesting link. I've been running Silver*Stars on a J30 for more than a year, but not H3 bulbs. I wonder if the Miata has vibration issues with their fog lamp mounting.
    On the DSM, I run bulbs I got out of a case lot on eBay- 100W highs, 65W lows. I use hi-beam bulbs in the low beam housing, with no complaint from other drivers. The boxes are branded "Interdynamics", I think, but I don't know who made the bulbs. Probably Philips.
    If you break a Halogen bulb's filament, you can repair it by tapping on the housing with the power on. If the filament can get close enough to its broken gap, it will re-weld the filament. It will usually keep working at least until the next time it's turned off, and sometimes this fix will hold for years.
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    luminics are good bulbs but you have to buy a heavy duty wiring harness for the headlight so that the bulbs wont melt your wires i found this out the hard way. melt wires suck but you can get a harness off of eBay and it"ll even brighten the bulbs
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