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Old 02-09-2019, 03:51 PM
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Does anyone know what the name brand and style headlight bulb came in my 2007 F150, XL? I'm asking because they're still working. When they finally burn out I might want to go back with them.
 
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Just a standard 9008 halogen bulb. If you like them, stay away from anything like a Sylvania Silverstar that claim to be much brighter. Truth be told, all halogens dim over time and yours have too. Just replacing them with a regular bulb will make a pretty dramatic difference in light on the ground. Going to something like a Silverstar will also give you more light on the ground - mostly just because they're new. But if you look at life expectancy, the Silverstars suck. It sounds like all you want / need is a standard OE quality bulb and they're much cheaper too.

Here's a link to a (Phillips) web site that will help you find just about any bulb you want for any vehicle:

https://www.automotivebulbfinder.com/philips/
 

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Just a standard 9008 halogen bulb. If you like them, stay away from anything like a Sylvania Silverstar that claim to be much brighter. Truth be told, all halogens dim over time and yours have too. Just replacing them with a regular bulb will make a pretty dramatic difference in light on the ground. Going to something like a Silverstar will also give you more light on the ground - mostly just because they're new. But if you look at life expectance, the Silverstars suck. It sounds like all you want / need is a standard OE quality bulb and they're much cheaper too.

Here's a link to a (Phillips) web site that will help you find just about any bulb you want for any vehicle:

https://www.automotivebulbfinder.com/philips/
Thanks for the information.
I was thinking about going with these in the link below. Opinions?

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Those won't last anywhere near as long.
 
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Those won't last anywhere near as long.
Yup, what he said. Marginally more light (comparing new bulb to new bulb), but shorter life. If you really want something that lasts as long as your OEM bulbs, just get regular bulbs.
 
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Ask your son, since he works at a dealership, what they sell over-the-counter. Surely, it's just GE, Phillips, Sylvania, or some other common over-the-counter brand. I don't think they've got anything really special.

Halogens do dim. Halogens do burn out. Why your's has lasted so long is unknown. But some burn out faster than others. I had a tail light burn out within 6 months, but everything else lasted until I replaced them with LED.

Locally, in Livermore, California, the fire station has a light bulb which has been on for over 100 years.
 
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Ask your son, since he works at a dealership, what they sell over-the-counter. Surely, it's just GE, Phillips, Sylvania, or some other common over-the-counter brand. I don't think they've got anything really special.

Halogens do dim. Halogens do burn out. Why your's has lasted so long is unknown. But some burn out faster than others. I had a tail light burn out within 6 months, but everything else lasted until I replaced them with LED.

Locally, in Livermore, California, the fire station has a light bulb which has been on for over 100 years.
That would be correct in that the OEM bulbs are nothing special.

As for LED's, please, don't even get me started. The vast majority of the aftermarket LED bulbs are just plain junk. (Both life expectancy and output are dramatically over stated.) And some LED headlight bulbs are just plain dangerous due to increased glare for oncoming drivers.

And the 100 year old bulb, other than power failures, has never been turned off. That makes a dramatic difference in how long it's lasted.
 
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Ask your son, since he works at a dealership, what they sell over-the-counter. Surely, it's just GE, Phillips, Sylvania, or some other common over-the-counter brand. I don't think they've got anything really special.

Halogens do dim. Halogens do burn out. Why your's has lasted so long is unknown. But some burn out faster than others. I had a tail light burn out within 6 months, but everything else lasted until I replaced them with LED.

Locally, in Livermore, California, the fire station has a light bulb which has been on for over 100 years.
I can't figure it out either. Ever since I moved back to La. from FL. in 2012, I turn my lights on even during the day. They drive so crazy here that I need every advantage for other cars to see me coming. I might just go back with what's in there being they have lasted this long.
Can the bulbs be replaced without removing the light assembly?
 
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I can't figure it out either. Ever since I moved back to La. from FL. in 2012, I turn my lights on even during the day. They drive so crazy here that I need every advantage for other cars to see me coming. I might just go back with what's in there being they have lasted this long.
Can the bulbs be replaced without removing the light assembly?
Yes, you do have to remove the headlight assembly / housing to replace your bulbs, but it's very easy. This video ought to help:

 
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I've been able to replace the turn signals without taking the lamp housings off. But that is it. No way to change the H13 low/high beam lamp.


For what it's worth, I have used these in my truck. They worked great for me.

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