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What Are HID Lights And How Can You Get Them

Aug 13, 2008
Have you ever passed a newer Porsche or BMW and noticed their distinct headlights? Those headlights are called HID. HID, or High Intensity Discharge, is the new replacement technology for halogen headlights. There are numerous advantages of HID headlights. Brightness, electrical consumption, and looks are the most notable advantages of Xenon HID conversion kits. If you're looking for the perfect upgrade for your vehicle, consider a Xenon HID conversion kit.

Brightness is the biggest advantage of an HID conversion. Not only will you be able to see farther and better at night, but other drivers will be able to see as well. It's estimated that an HID conversion kit will increase your brightness from a halogen set up as much as 300%. With the addition of brightness you also get a unique and vibrate color to your headlight color. That is the perfect upgrade for any vehicle that lacks xenon light and will also be extremely beneficial to anyone driving at night.

Electrical consumption might seem misleading as an HID Conversion Kit is actually brighter than halogen bulbs, but HID actually consumes less electricity. In each HID conversion kit you are given ballasts. These ballasts actually convert your standard 55w electricity that powers your halogen bulbs and reduces it to 35w. This puts less strain on your electrical systems.

Relays should also be noted in order to have a functioning xenon upgrade. By using a relay instead of directly plugging your existing harness into the HID kit wiring plug you are able to prevent the flickering caused by poor halogen wiring. If your xenon kit has recently been flickering, a relay will almost always solve this problem.

A distinct xenon HID conversion will allow you to stand out among the thousands of other vehicles on the road. HID kits can vary in color, depending on how bright or which color you want. The lowest on the scale is 3000k, which emits a yellow beam. As we scale upwards, 4300k gives off a pure white, 6000k give off a light blue, 8000k a deep blue, and 12000k gives off a bright purple. There are advantages and disadvantages for the more unique colors. As you increase the temperature, or Kelvin (k), the output actually decreases. The 12000k purple is actually not as bright as the 4300k. If you're looking for looks, go crazy with the 8000k or 12000k. If you want a balance between brightness and color, consider the 4300-6000k.

A Xenon HID conversion kit can not only update the look of your vehicle, it is actually in your own interest to increase visibility and make your vehicle safer by upgrading to an HID kit. The installation is actually very simple and all wiring, harnesses, bulbs and mounting is included with each HID kit. With a price tag of around $100, you can't beat this upgrade in performance and looks.

Kits are available in almost all sizes as well (H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H12, H13/9008, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, D1S, D2S, D2R).
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