Fab Finds For Fathers – Sylvania SilverStar Ultra Bulbs & Headlight Restoration Kit (up for grabs)

by Pam on June 11, 2012

Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to give Bryan items he needs. He racks up each year on shirts, ties, and slacks. This year I wanted to give him something different, something he would enjoy. I know he likes to putter around with the car, making “improvements.” The fact is, while he is great at a lot of things, car repair and improvement is not his forte. I needed something simple, something foolproof and easy to fix.

He’s constantly complaining about the headlights on our daughter’s car. They’re not bright enough  and it’s hard to see when driving at night. I didn’t realize, until I read a snippet on the Sylvania website that car headlights are  coated with a UV protection when they leave the factory. Over time this coating wears off, leaving the headlights weak and scattering light.  Headlights in this condition  can have as much as a 66% reduction in downroad illumination.  Discovering this fact did make me feel better. I thought it was because I couldn’t see well.

The Sylvania Headlight Restoration kit was the perfect gift for the “do it yourself dad” that needs a little help. Not only does it increase the value of the car, it requires no tools and only takes around thirty minutes to complete.  They even have an instructional video available to make sure he doesn’t mess up. (If I can get him to watch it.)

As the winner of the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award and recommended by a leading consumer magazine as the most effective headlight lens restorer, I felt safe using this product.  Let’s see. Instructional video available, recommended by experts and extremely simple. Yes, it seems like a fun  constructive way to spend an afternoon.

Not only did we receive the restoration kit, we received new SilverStar ULTRA bulbs for the headlights as well. These bulbs can provide up to 50% greater brightness, increase visibility down the road by up to 40%, and peripheral visibility by up to 50%, providing as much as 50 to 100 feet more visibility at night.

I can’t wait until Father’s Day to present these to Bryan. I’ll feel better knowing our child is safer and he’ll have fun with his restoration project. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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One person will receive a set of SilverStar Ultra Bulbs and a Headlight Restoration kit.


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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre June 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

Id give it to my father.

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CAJUNMAN12 June 11, 2012 at 7:03 am

I would use it for myself

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AimeeKay June 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I’d give it to my boyfriend.

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jill24295 June 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I’d give it to my hubby – to put on my car – LOL!
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mummytotwoboys June 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

My Husband would be the lucky recipient

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PaulineMilner June 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

This would be a great prize package to give to our Son for his ‘new’ car.
Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
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kevin yates June 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

my car really could use it

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Maryann D. June 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I would give it to my husband.
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Christine Jessamine June 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

i would love this for my husband!

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jbafaith June 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I could really use it so I would keep it! I have no husband or father living – and I have 8 sons so it would kinda tricky to give it to one of them anyway!

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Elaine June 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I would keep it for myself because I need it and was going to buy one anyways.

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Carrie Phelps June 12, 2012 at 12:13 am

I would keep this for myself.

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Diane June 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

My boyfriend for his truck

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Michelle June 12, 2012 at 6:37 am

I would keep this because I actually really need it my headlights are a mess!

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Homero Gutierrez June 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

I would give it to my older brother.

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Ann Fantom June 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

If I won, I would give this to my husband for his truck.

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JR911 June 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

My hubby really needs it

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Anonymous June 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

spacemonkey907 (at) yahoo.com says: I would keep it for ME, oh yes. My headlights have dimmed, over the years! I was just thinking I needed new ones!!

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Rachel McGuire June 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm

my boyfriend. He’s been promising to get some for both of our cars for over a year now. lol. Mine is real bad too. can hardly see to drive it at night.

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crystletellerday June 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

my cousin darlene crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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SueZH June 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I would probably keep them at my house.

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Ann I Am June 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I would give it to my hubby!

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Ann I Am June 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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Jessica Rose June 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I’d give it to my dad!

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clc408 June 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I’d keep it or give it to my dad if he wants it.

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Anonymous June 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I would probably give it to my wife. rkmarsh@aol.com

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mogrill June 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Id give it to my hubby.
Thanks for the chance.
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kellyr78 June 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

This would be for my husband
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kellyr78 June 12, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I like the puppy on a pink hoodie
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MamaStace June 13, 2012 at 12:57 am

I’d give it to my hubby to fix our headlights with

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Rebecca Graham June 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

I would give this to my husband.

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Wendy June 13, 2012 at 2:41 am

If I won, it would be given to my husband!
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Anonymous June 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

probably myself :-) LOL

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Mps5732 June 13, 2012 at 3:24 am

Myself

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Tammy Hoffa June 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I would keep it for myself
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Lane Mahnke June 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I’d give it to my dad for father’s day.

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bison61 June 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

my husband

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wildcat32 June 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

I would give it to my husband to use on my teenager’s car.

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wigget June 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm

my husband because his headlamps are hard to see with

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Fawn June 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I would keep it for myself
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Tamra June 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I would give it to my dad – he needs it! :)

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mverno June 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

it would be for my husband
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pmj June 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

This would be for my son’s car.
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Jamie K June 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

i would give this to my fiance

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toughturtles June 16, 2012 at 1:13 am

its for me we have a cloudy headlight

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Francine June 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

my husband

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Micah Pearson June 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Myself, my car needs this, tough to see at night!

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crankyyanky1 June 16, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I would keep it my headlights really need this treatment

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San8KidzForMe June 17, 2012 at 3:23 am

My dad, he has trouble seeing at night and think this might help him.

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Raising My Padawans June 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I would give it to my husband.
Heather S

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Ashley June 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm

My husband’s car could really use this!
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Caroline B June 18, 2012 at 1:20 am

I’d give it to my hubby!

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Joy Harris June 18, 2012 at 1:52 am

I’d give it to my husband.

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Kelly Commerford June 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I’d keep this, I’m in dire need of this product!

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Noelle June 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Totally give it to my hubby… to use on my car. =)

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Marianna June 21, 2012 at 2:13 am

My husband

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Brutus Duffy June 21, 2012 at 4:34 am

I’d give it to my Father-in-Law.

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MommaMary June 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I would use it on my own car, it needs it desperately!!!

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furygirl3132 June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I would give this to my hubby so he could use it on our car! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

Eloise
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Thuy Vu June 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I would keep this

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Katie R. June 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I would give this to my stepdad

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Miranda Ward June 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

I would keep it!

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arress June 25, 2012 at 12:39 am

I would use it for my home.

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Jen June 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I would give it to my dad

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ellen_levickis June 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I will use it myself on the cars

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LesleyfromWI June 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

I would give it to my hubby!

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Daniel M June 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

me, my headlights are lookin a little cloudy – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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dario moniz June 27, 2012 at 3:31 am

id give it to my day his car is older than mine he could use it more

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wendy June 27, 2012 at 5:08 am

I am keeping it

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lmurley2000 June 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

dad needs new headlights

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Shelley P June 28, 2012 at 5:17 am

I would give it to my husband.

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Breanne June 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

I’d give this to my dad

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Ashley turicik June 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

My husband

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey June 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

to the hubby it would go
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Anonymous June 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I’d give it to my husband. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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Chrystal June 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’d keep it for myself.

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Marie C June 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

My husband and myself. The van’s headlights are terrible. At night, I try to stay on roads with street lights or I can barely see.
one.f1neday @ yahoo

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brich2222 June 29, 2012 at 1:37 am

would keep for myself. We have a car that needs a little TLC
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Brigette Streeper June 29, 2012 at 3:15 am

I would surprise my husband with it!
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