Earlier this month I cleared my headlights (as in deleting the orangeness of the turn signal). As you should know, having a turn signal that flashes anything other than orange/amber is illegal is most, if not all states. I chose to fix this by purchasing some Sylvania Silverstar High Performance light bulbs that were recommended on ClubWRX. They claim to appear silvery in color, but flash amber.
I ordered mine from Autobarn.com on Tuesday, Aug. 15. They were shipped out Aug. 17, and I received them this evening, Monday, Aug. 21. They cost approximately $9.95 for the pair plus shipping. (*Sidenote: apparently these are sold at Advance Auto Parts as well).
The listing for the bulbs was kind of misleading. They claim to be silvery/blue in appearance when off, and it's too hard to tell in the advertised picture, but in person they look more like the color of an oil spill on the outside.
Because my WRX is blue, it brings out the blueness the most in the bulbs. I think it compliments my WRX nicely. They probably would stand out more if on a silver or white WRX, and probably appear darker on a black one.
Daylight was fading fast, so I hurridly snapped a few pics! And now for your viewing pleasure...
1. The Sylvania Silverstar bulbs:
2. After installing the first one:
3. Another crappy shot:
4. The work great! Bonus: they're now legal!
5. I did it myself! (kinda)
6. Not as noticeable as those loud orange signals they used to be.
Overall: I think they may work on some colors, but not all (unless you're going for a blueish/purplish headlight look, or if your lights are smoked). They're definitely a cheap, workable alternative to the $40 only-available-in-Europe silver bulbs, and definitely a better alternative to getting ticketed. But check them out at a local auto parts store to save the shipping costs (and long wait for delivery!) Autobarn.com had okay service, but I think the delivery could have been a lot faster.