Hi fellow Oppos!
I noticed on my way home from work last night that the left side of the road was markedly less bright than usual, finding out when I get home that my left side DRL/high beam filament is burnt out in that bulb. Luckily, I kept my two old factory, OEM bulbs from the Accent as spares, popped one of those in, and all is good now....
That being said....the reason I upgraded to Sylvania bulbs in the first place was that I found the stock bulbs somewhat dim compared to the Sylvania SilverStars I upgraded to. (The lights are currently a bit lopsided now- dimmer OEM bulb on the left, brighter remaining SilverStar on the right). The Sylvanias lasted two years until this one died (and yes, I was careful not to touch the bulb with my fingers when I’d installed it). I’d bought them at Crappy Tire for something like $40-ish, $50-ish bucks if memory serves.
I could go for the Sylvanias again, as they were a decent bulb, but, before I am so repetitive, I thought I’d ask your Oppo-inions (SEE WHAT I DID THERE!? :P)!
What aftermarket halogen replacement bulbs do you recommend fellow Opponauts? My ‘09 Accent, ‘Humdrum’, takes H4s. Hopefully something in the same price range, or cheaper. I don’t mind buying online (especially as it’s often cheaper!). I’ve thought of giving LED bulbs a whirl...good brightness, but Andrew Collins’ Jalopnik LED bulb review from last year makes me leery as the throw distance on LED bulbs seems less than halogens. I’m not interested in HID retrofits as I’ve heard bad things, especially when using them in ‘normal’ reflector housings vs. projector housings.
Thanks for the suggestions! :)