Obviously the lowercase/uppercase/lowercase fab is still "in" so to be cool Sylvania USA just released a new bulb in the Silverstar line. Its call the zXe and is available in 9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, H7 and H11. They feature a bluer tint and even more powerful (approaching the DOT limits, no doubt) filament. Of course on the back in teeny tiny letters it states: "The SilverStar zXe is the ultimate in high performance lighting from Sylvania. Therefore, the longetivity of this bulb is very short compared to others. Sylvania guarantees you 100% satisfaction from this product or your money back within 12 months of purchase."
Now, I'm temped to buy these, and burn them as much as possible (in the process doing a well informed review) and when they burn out, claim my refund! However, I've already decided my first impression and with the heavy blue filter, "HID ATTITUDE / XENON FILLED" logo across the top, I can only imagine what they put out.
Here they are:
I have only seen them at Advanced Discount Auto. AutoZone, O'Reillys nor Wal-Mart carry them. All bases were priced at $59.99 excl. tax and surprisingly the only ones that were being bought were the 9007s. In fact, they sold all five of them this week. None of the others have been bought. That worries me because that means either the Dodge or Ford rednecks running around North Florida are going to be burning ricer lights as their stock-aimed lights are pointed sky-high with their lift kits.
I do admit, I am tempted to give them a shot to prove me wrong.