Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
If a standard bulb is a 5, Silver Star is 6, HID is 10.
There is absolutely NO substitute at this time for HID, period. Eventually LED technology will replace all of them, but that will likely be 2010 or later before you start to see that coming online.
If you do go with HID, do not fall for the higher temp is better trap. Get 4000-5000 K, nothing higher. The high temp blue/purple bulbs are for the ignorant "fad" worshipers. Actually put out LESS useable light.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.