I also purchased a set off Ebay that I had to throw away finding out that those bulbs will damage our housings as they operate at much higher temps. (not all of them of course, but most bulbs do). I did extensive research and found the Evostyle bulbs to be the best out of my sample of about 5 bulb manufacturers.I found my simular bulbs on E-bay. Search: 7443 chrome and you'll find them.
You might be lucky, yes. But, that could have also depended upon the brand/type of lightbulb you bought as well as an overall different housing.I had a set of the E-Bay ones on previous cars with no problems. Must be luck?