Sure. First the types of bulbs.CJBROWN said:You got different bulbs? Can you tell us more about that?
The day-time running lights only come once the car is in drive. I'm not sure if they're engaged for reverse too.CJBROWN said:BTW, perhaps you know about the day-time running lights. I can't figure out how or when they come on. When I start the car they are not on, if I get out to look at them they are not on, but when I pull away from the parking lot they're on! Wow...got me on this one!
The Ultra whites are noticeably brighter than stock. They give off a very clean white light. They High beams are yellow, and I do like them when driving at night. When I ride my motorcycle at night, I use goggles with a yellow lens. I'm not sure of the science behind it, but things looks more defined, and yellow.CJBROWN said:So, you never said but I gather that they are much brighter than the stock ones?
You wanted yellow for the driving lights?
Are they worth the investement if you drive at night?
What's a ballpark cost?
BTW, perhaps you know about the day-time running lights. I can't figure out how or when they come on. When I start the car they are not on, if I get out to look at them they are not on, but when I pull away from the parking lot they're on! Wow...got me on this one!
I'm not used to fiddling with headlight switches anymore, all my cars have had auto-lamps. Seems to me the crosstrek shuts them off after 30 seconds, right?
Great info.LarryA said:>snip
When I ride my motorcycle at night, I use goggles with a yellow lens. I'm not sure of the science behind it, but things looks more defined, and yellow.
I think the daytime running lights are always "on". I have no idea how to turn them off while driving. When in park they stay off, but once you put the car in drive and begin to accelerate they will turn on automatically. I'm pretty certain once you take the keys out of the ignition, the lights will turn off automatically, even if the lights are set to "on" and not "auto". But I also just leave it on auto so i don't have to think about it. The only switch i use is to turn the fog lights on when it rains or is foggy (which is rare here).
I know Sylvania last a very long time. I can't even give you a time range because there was such a long gap in between changing the bulbs, i have literally forgotten. A friend of mine bought some PIAA for his 2010 Chevy Malibu and had one of the bulbs burn out in 3 months. He was not happy (I think they were over $40 for a pair). However they did ship him a new bulb right away. I've had a set of Luminics last over 3 years. I had a fog light go out once because the roads were flooded and the bulb got wet and exploded, so i replaced both, but the headlights are still going strong in my Ex's tribute.H15A said:Those Luminics look great. You said you had those on your other vehicles. How is the bulb life on those? I was debating between other brands like Sylvania or PIAA, but the short life kinda put me off..