Originally Posted by '98-ESer
Did you by any chance wipe the bulb off with an alcohol pad before installing?
Even the tiniest bit of finger oils will cause a bulb to crack in just a few hours.
I always make sure that nothing touches the lenses.
In fact, some of the ones I've seen come rapped in something to prevent it.
They did last 1 1/2 years on the replacement set.
I did notice that the silver painted on tip was partially flaked off.
No biggie I guess.
I just figured paying $15 a bulb would last compared to the $7 OEM bulb.
The 10 year old buld looked in better condition when I pulled it out from the box I stored it in.
I forget the brand was a xenon street legal 65/55 watt bulb.
You know the ones that claim they have HID type brightness.
Perhaps when the other newer one goes, I'll pick up the silverstar's.
Doesn't seem to be many options with the older Concorde's with the combo 9007 bulbs. and I don't plan on throwing money into a real HID setup.
I just want to see at night.
Perhaps I will install some fog lights to assist or something...