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  1. Hello Everyone, After spending some time on the forums looking at everyones headlight replacements I finally chose the OPT7 LED H11 Headlight Bulbs off Amazon.com for $100 and thought Id share my experience with it so its easier for someone else to find what they are looking for. Like most, the first thing I did when I wanted a swap was to scour the forum for everyones experience. I saw some reviews that were good and some that were bad. Some people wanted HID, LED, Morimotos, and so on. My main priorities were this: 1) I want it to be white 2) Needs to look good 3) I don't want to blind people 4) Needs to last awhile 5) I don't go off roading much so light throw isn't TOO important 6) Needs to be at least as good if not better than stock. 7) Needs to be budget conscious Thus, with those parameters I nixed projector retro fits. I narrowed it down to HID/ LED. After doing some research I found that due to light patterns and dispersement, the HID would most likely give me a scatter pattern where as the LED would give me closest to the stock cutoff while meeting my additional parameters. This all being said I didn't expect it to be a 1 1/2 hour install. The lights worked fine once you figure out the right way to connect it all. The hard part however is removing everything and fighting the tiny space behind the light. There are two ways to do it also so I could have just removed the lights but I didn't really know what tools Id need and I did it in a parking stall at my apartment complex so I just went with the tight space. Not going to lie, it was tough. The space is really hard to maneuver and that was the hardest part for sure. Having done it, I could cut my time in half for sure but Chevy definitely didn't make this easy. Ok so install was finally finished and the fruits of my labor realized. Initial thoughts on it: 1) Install was a pain in the butt. 2) The truck looks way better than stock, Chevy should have done this from the start. 3) The space behind the lights is a pittance. If you aren't nimble or have medium to small hands then don't even attempt it just take the lights off. 4) The LEDs only go in one way so that makes things easier. 5) Lights are for sure brighter than Stock but definitely not overpowering. (Will have night review later tonight) 6) The LEDs fit inside the light and the seal plugs just fine but it is tough. Additional thought, These LED have fans... if the fans are sealed inside of an airtight headlight... isn't it just circulating hot air? Any thoughts on this could be helpful. 7) The whole set up looks to be really good quality parts actually. 8) Light output coming tonight *ADDITION* 9) Light output at night is approx 100-150 feet. 10) I didn't expect to like them as much as I did. 11) The output is a great color and at least double the stock output. 12) Plug and play I didn't have to adjust the lights at all. 13) Cut off is the same as stock. *MY VEHICLE* 1) 2015 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Crew Cab 4x4 Tungsten Here is the EXACT link to the product I bought from Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/OPT7-Headlight-Bulbs-Clear-Arc-Beam/dp/B00VNBDWPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458508907&sr=8-1&keywords=OPT7+H11 ** When you plug in the "Does this fit your Vehicle" it will say that it doesn't. Trust me when I say that it does fit your vehicle. I don't think its been updated because I ordered them anyways and they worked perfectly fine** **UPDATE NIGHT PHOTOS ARE LISTED BELOW** Ok folks this wouldn't be much of a review if I didn't have some pictures for you! If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will be updating this post as it goes and if I have any issues with them at all, rest assured I will update this review with the issues noted. **UPDATE NIGHT PHOTOS ARE LISTED BELOW**
  2. I recently bought Oracle LED headlight conversion kits for my 2014 Silverado. I bought both the low and high beam bulbs H11 and 9005. The installation was very easy, but when I went to turn them on to see how awesome it was gonna look; it didn't work. The DRL option doesn't work and I have to manually turn the light switch on in order to get the low beams on and that sometimes works. I can have them on at night and all of a sudden they turn off. I then have to turn on my brights in order to have night lights on when driving at night. This is so frustrating and I can't believe that Oracle hasn't taken this into consideration with the low voltage power requirement for LED bulbs. Is there some sort of relay I need or some other option? Can anyone help me out?
  3. Last week I noticed when driving into the garage, that one of my DRL/low beam lights was out. I have a 2015 with the halogen lights, separate high beams. I first read some old posts on here about how to get at them. No problem, I bought a new set of H11 bulbs and went to replace them. I put the new bulb in the driver's side first since it is easier, the new bulb worked. (that old bulb still worked as well). Then I go yank the air box out to get at the passenger side. put new bulb in. After reassembling everything I tested it out by turning on my headlights, and lo and behold, this brand new bulb does not light up. After inspecting the old bulb, I cannot see any sign of it burning out either, no black, nothing broken inside the glass. So my question is, would there be anything I can easily check that would cause this if it is a wiring issue? I'm not terribly worried about it now since I do very little driving after dark and I will be taking my truck in for an inspection right before my 36 month warranty runs out in June. Just wondering if this has been encountered before. I don't want to make a habit of replacing bulbs only to find out they are not the problem. Replacing the passenger side bulb is not fun.
  4. Hey guys. One of the LT trucks was traded in for a 2018 a couple weeks ago. As such, these *replica* projector lights I purchased for it are no longer needed. I bought them as an upgrade for an LT truck but did not get around to installing before the truck was traded in. The headlights have never been put on a truck. They are replicas, but seem to be OE quality. Compared them side by side a buddy's High Country and there is no noticeable difference. Even the dust caps look the same, minus the GM stamp of course. See the photos for yourself! Please note, they have a protective plastic wrap on in the photos. Pretty much flawless underneath the wrap. Unlike cheap replicas or other cheap projector housings, THESE USE FACTORY H11 LOW BEAM BULBS AND 9005 HIGH BEAM BULBS. Direct swap for any 2014 or 2015 Silverado. Thank you for your interest. Would prefer local pick up but would consider shipping. Big boxes. Asking $300 obo plus shipping if we go that route. The lights are currently at my parents' residence and would be available for shipment Monday June 2.
  5. Product Reviewed Sylvania Silverstar ZXE headlight bulbs (9005/H11) Sylvania ZEVO LED 194 Replacement Bulb Current Retail Cost Silverstar zXe H11: $49 / set Silverstar zXe 9005: $51 / set ZEVO 194 LED: $9.85 x 6 = $59 Total Cost ~ $159 (as of 9/14/2015) What are they? Replacement headlight and marker light bulbs that shine brighter and with a whiter color temperature than stock. The LED bulbs will also never need replaced. Tested On 2011 GMC Sierra All-Terrain Extended Cab SLT Silverstar zXe Headlight Bulbs The Silverstar zXe bulbs are Sylvania’s premium headlight bulbs. Sold in pairs, our Sierra takes H11 for the low beams and 9005 type bulbs for the high beams. Silverstar zXe bulbs are supposed to be the brightest and most "Xenon like" bulbs that Sylvania offers. They provide the bright daylight colored light closer in the spectrum to HID systems without going over the top and having a fake blue tint that only serves to annoy oncoming traffic. Installation is as easy as replacing any other headlight bulb. We had the best results on our 2011 using small hands and removing the air filter assembly. ZEVO LED Marker Bulbs Our trucks have around a half dozen mini-bulbs used around the exterior as marker lights. In some new vehicles, these bulbs are now LED. LED's bulbs are brighter, have a high-tech look, and never burn out. Our Sierra came from the factory with 194-sized incandescent marker bulbs that give off a dim yellow light. Even the rear license plate lighting used two of these little outdated bulbs. Thankfully replacing all of them is very easy. Our truck has two 194 bulbs in the headlights, two in the tail lights, and two to illuminate the rear plate at night. We started in the rear and removed the tail light housings using a Phillips head screwdriver. The license plate bulb housings pop out by squeezing a few tabs located behind the bumper. The four bulbs in the rear took under 15 minutes to swap out. The headlight marker bulbs are slightly harder to get to. They reside on the side of the headlight housing, tucked tightly in the front fenders. We used a pair of needle nose pliers to very carefully remove and replace the bulbs up front. Stock vs Sylvania The stock headlight bulbs (left in each photo) vs the Silverstar zXe bulbs (right in each photo). The Sylvania bulbs have a blue tint that can only be seen during the day. That blue tint on the bulbs translates to a slight blue hue in the headlight housing during the day. At night the blue tint isn't apparent. The stock 194 marker light and license plate bulbs are light and fragile. The ZEVO led replacements are sturdy and feel heavier duty. The right/driver side headlight is still stock. The left/passenger side is a Silverstar zXe bulb. The stock halogen bulb light looks yellow and dimmer in comparison. Replacing the 194 marker light bulb in each tail light is a quick job. The reward is a significantly brighter 6000k white light. Stock on left, ZEVO LED on right. The LED bulbs are so much brighter that you can see the light spilling over into the lower part of the taillight. At first we thought this might be a problem but ending up deciding we liked the more aftermarket look it gave our truck. Up close, it's even more obvious that the rear tail lamps benefit from the brighter ZEVO LED bulbs. The stock marker lights are almost unnoticeable. The LED bulbs are unmistakable. The result is the most dramatic when illuminating the rear license plate. The stock 194 bulb(left photo) is yellow and dim. The Sylvania ZEVO LED bulb is much brighter and gives the exterior a better overall appearance. Side by side, it's easy to see the ZEVO LED bulb (left) is a big upgrade in brightness from the stock bulb(right). Since LED's never burn out, you'll most likely never have to replace them again. Conclusion We replaced 10 bulbs on our 2011 Sierra during this lighting makeover. We began enjoying the results the first night and we noticed the difference immediately. Just by looking at the photos above, we’re sure you can too, and that says a lot considering it is very hard to photograph the lights in a way that accurately represents them in real life. The biggest reason that someone would want to buy Silverstar zXe bulbs is for the exterior look they give your vehicle. Sure, the whiter color temperature light is easier on the eyes when driving at night. We'd even go as far to say that we could see the road better because of this. However, in our test, there was not much discernible difference in overall brightness over stock. After all, they both use the same wattage and the same reflective housing. In other words, don't expect this upgrade to be as bright as a HID upgrade which adds extra power to the lights. Where Silverstar zXe bulbs really "shine" is that from outside a vehicle, the headlights have a very crisp, almost HID like appearance. The ZEVO LED 194 bulbs are similar in nature. Completely hidden to the driver, LED marker bulbs are great because they will never burn out and they look better and brighter than stock. However, with that said, the brighter corner marker lighting really stands out and we've fallen in love with the modern look. We are looking forward to expanding our exterior makeover to LED tail light and backup bulbs someday in the future. Right now Sylvania doesn't make a set of LED brake light bulbs that are street legal for our Sierra but promises a solution. On the other hand, Sylvania does have backup light bulbs that fit and we're testing them now. We're also excited to share our thoughts of the ZEVO LED Pixelated DRL with you soon.
  6. Review: Sylvania Silverstar/ZEVO LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/14/15 Are you looking for more visibility and a distinctive look for your vehicle when the sun goes down? We installed replacement SilverStar headlight bulbs to see better at night and ZEVO LED marker bulbs to give Project Sierra a high tech look. Here’s how it went. Product Reviewed Sylvania SilverStar ZXE headlight bulbs (9005/H11) Sylvania ZEVO LED 194 Replacement Bulb Current Retail Cost SilverStar zXe H11: $49 / set SilverStar zXe 9005: $51 / set ZEVO 194 LED: $9.85 x 6 = $59 Total Cost ~ $159 (as of 9/14/2015) Editor's Note: This product was provided at no cost for the purposes of a review. We only publish our honest opinions and give no consideration for the gratis product. What are they? Replacement headlight and marker light bulbs that shine brighter and with a whiter color temperature than stock. The LED bulbs will also never need replaced. Tested On 2011 GMC Sierra All-Terrain Extended Cab SLT SilverStar zXe Headlight Bulbs The SilverStar zXe bulbs are Sylvania’s premium headlight bulbs. Sold in pairs, our Sierra takes H11 for the low beams and 9005 type bulbs for the high beams. SilverStar zXe bulbs are supposed to be the brightest whitest and most "Xenon like" bulbs that Sylvania offers. They provide the bright daylight colored light closer in the spectrum to HID systems without going over the top and having a fake blue tint that only serves to annoy oncoming traffic. Updated: Sylvania has clarified to us that the SilverStar Ultra is the brightest downroad bulb, while zXe bulbs have the highest/whitest color temperature. Installation is as easy as replacing any other headlight bulb. We had the best results on our 2011 using small hands and removing the air filter assembly. ZEVO LED Marker Bulbs Our trucks have around a half dozen mini-bulbs used around the exterior as marker lights. In some new vehicles, these bulbs are now LED. LED's bulbs are brighter, have a high-tech look, and never burn out. Our Sierra came from the factory with 194-sized incandescent marker bulbs that give off a dim yellow light. Even the rear license plate lighting used two of these little outdated bulbs. Thankfully replacing all of them is very easy. Our truck has two 194 bulbs in the headlights, two in the tail lights, and two to illuminate the rear plate at night. We started in the rear and removed the tail light housings using a Phillips head screwdriver. The license plate bulb housings pop out by squeezing a few tabs located behind the bumper. The four bulbs in the rear took under 15 minutes to swap out. The headlight marker bulbs are slightly harder to get to. They reside on the side of the headlight housing, tucked tightly in the front fenders. We used a pair of needle nose pliers to very carefully remove and replace the bulbs up front. Stock vs Sylvania The stock headlight bulbs (left in each photo) vs the SilverStar zXe bulbs (right in each photo). The Sylvania bulbs have a blue tint that can only be seen during the day. That blue tint on the bulbs translates to a slight blue hue in the headlight housing during the day. At night the blue tint isn't apparent. The stock 194 marker light and license plate bulbs are light and fragile. The ZEVO led replacements are sturdy and feel heavier duty. The right/driver side headlight is still stock. The left/passenger side is a SilverStar zXe bulb. The stock halogen bulb light looks yellow and dimmer in comparison. Replacing the 194 marker light bulb in each tail light is a quick job. The reward is a significantly brighter 6000k white light. Stock on left, ZEVO LED on right. The LED bulbs are so much brighter that you can see the light spilling over into the lower part of the taillight. At first we thought this might be a problem but ending up deciding we liked the more aftermarket look it gave our truck. Up close, it's even more obvious that the rear tail lamps benefit from the brighter ZEVO LED bulbs. The stock marker lights are almost unnoticeable. The LED bulbs are unmistakable. The result is the most dramatic when illuminating the rear license plate. The stock 194 bulb(left photo) is yellow and dim. The Sylvania ZEVO LED bulb is much brighter and gives the exterior a better overall appearance. Side by side, it's easy to see the ZEVO LED bulb (left) is a big upgrade in brightness from the stock bulb(right). Since LED's never burn out, you'll most likely never have to replace them again. Conclusion We replaced 10 bulbs on our 2011 Sierra during this lighting makeover. We began enjoying the results the first night and we noticed the difference immediately. Just by looking at the photos above, we’re sure you can too, and that says a lot considering it is very hard to photograph the lights in a way that accurately represents them in real life. The biggest reason that someone would want to buy SilverStar zXe bulbs is for the exterior look they give your vehicle. Sure, the whiter color temperature light is easier on the eyes when driving at night. We'd even go as far to say that we could see the road better because of this. However, in our test, there was not much discernible difference in overall brightness over stock. After all, they both use the same wattage and the same reflective housing. Sylvania offers the SilverStar Ultra line of bulbs for enthusiasts who value brightness over color temperature. In other words, don't expect this upgrade to be as bright as a HID upgrade which adds extra power to the lights. Where SilverStar zXe bulbs really "shine" is that from outside a vehicle, the headlights have a very crisp, almost HID like appearance. The ZEVO LED 194 bulbs are similar in nature. Completely hidden to the driver, LED marker bulbs are great because they will never burn out and they look better and brighter than stock. However, with that said, the brighter corner marker lighting really stands out and we've fallen in love with the modern look. We are looking forward to expanding our exterior makeover to LED tail light and backup bulbs someday in the future. Right now Sylvania doesn't make a set of LED brake light bulbs that are street legal for our Sierra but promises a solution. On the other hand, Sylvania does have backup light bulbs that fit and we're testing them now. We're also excited to share our thoughts of the ZEVO LED Pixelated DRL with you soon.
  7. Only used for a little while. Very bright!!! These are H11's $75.00 shipped....
  8. H11 These are basically BRAND NEW... used for about 2 weeks $85 shipped CONUS
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