What is the difference between Xenon HID
lights and Xenon gas-filled bulbs?
Xenon H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge) lighting
is a superior lighting technology. Instead of having a filament inside
the bulb, it is replaced with xenon gas. When the xenon gas ignites,
it produces a vivid and bright light that is 3X more powerful than
that of a halogen bulb.
This technology also allows for the bulb to
ignite at a higher color temperature: which gives it the white / blue
Xenon gas-filled bulbs and other halogen 'xenon'
bulbs are simply a standard halogen bulb that is either coated with
a blue film on the outside and/or filled with a gas to imitate the
look of a true xenon HID bulb. These bulbs produces much less light
than a xenon HID bulb and often less than that of a standard halogen
bulb. Xenon gas-filled bulbs also suffer from a short 6-month life-span.
What is color temperature (K)?
This is one of the biggest misconceptions regarding
lighting. The Kelvin (K) rating simply measures the color output of
the light on the Kelvin color temperature scale. It does not measure
the amount of light output of the bulb: intensity of the bulb is measured
The lower the color temperature, the more red/yellow
the coloration. The higher the color temperature, the more white/blue
the coloration. We recommend 6000K bulbs, as it gives you a white-colored
light with a very slight tint of blue.
How long will xenon HID bulbs last?
HID XENON lamps are designed to run for over
2500 hours: which is usually good for life of your vehicle. Our lamp
kits and bulbs are made of the finest materials available and are
used an many OEM applications.
Why can I not just replace my headlight
with a higher wattage bulb to get more output?
Our 35 Watt XENON HID lamp produces 3 TIMES
more output than a standard 55 Watt halogen bulb. Replacing a 55W
halogen bulb with a higher wattage bulb will only increase the output
marginally. Additionally, using a higher wattage bulb will increase
the strain on the vehicle's electrical system. This is especially
critical in motorcycle applications as the higher wattage bulb may
blow fuses, cause too much strain on the battery or produce too much
Why can I not just replace the halogen bulbs
with XENON HID bulbs without having to purchase the conversion kit?
Halogen bulbs work with the standard 12-Volt
electricity that our cars and motorcycles provide. Xenon HID bulbs
require a much higher voltage to ignite (over 20,000 volts) and 85
Volts to keep running. For this reason, a ballast (power transformer)
is required to transform and regulate the voltage so the xenon HID
bulb will ignite and operate. Without the ballast, the xenon HID bulb
will not operate). Our Xenon HID Conversion Kit is not just a set
of expensive light bulbs.
What does the Xenon HID conversion kit include?
All the components required for a standard
installation is included with our conversion kits. This includes:
two ballasts with built-in igniters, two xenon HID bulbs, two ballast
holders, zip ties and screws for installation, two 20A fuses and installation
instructions. Motorcycle kits receive one of each part listed above.
Can I install the kit myself?
The installation is extremely simple. All the
parts needed are included with the kit and a simple step-by-step instruction
is included. It is considered plug-and-play. This kit typically takes
an average person just 30 minutes to install. However, if you are
apprehensive about the installation, any automotive mechanic should
be able to install it for you without any trouble.
Once the Xenon HID kit is installed, can I go back to the original
YES! The kit can be very easily removed (in the reverse order that
it was installed) and the original halogen bulbs can be put back.
You can then install the Xenon HID conversion kit on another vehicle
that uses the same bulb size.
Will I be able to keep my high beams?
This varies from vehicle to vehicle. If your
vehicle uses separate bulbs for low beam and high beam (most new vehicles),
the conversion kit will not affect the function of the high beam bulbs
as it simply replaces the low beam bulbs.
In vehicles where a single bulb is used for
both high beam and low beam (like H4, 9004 and 9007) you can either
use our standard Xenon HID Conversion Kit and lose your high beams,
or you can use our Bi-Xenon HID Conversion Kit to keep your high beams.
Keep in mind that a standard xenon HID bulbs put out 3X as much light
as a halogen bulb, so the high beam is often not necessary: however,
this choice is entirely up to you.
*Please note that Xenon HID bulbs take about
one minute to fully ignite. Using xenon HID bulbs will cause you to
lose the ability to 'flash' another car.
Will DRL (daytime running lights) or Auto-Switch-On
effect the HID kit?
For vehicles with DRL (daytime running lights)
that use the same bulb for both DRL and low beam, you will need to
deactivate your DRL. Most DRL operate on reduced wattage or fluctuating
current levels. This will cause the HID ballast and bulb to flicker
and burn out prematurely.
Are Xenon HID light systems street legal?
Every country and jurisdiction has its own
rules and regulations governing the use of automotive lighting. Xenon
HID lighting systems that are supplied with the vehicles from the
factory are DOT approved. The same OEM manufacturers that supply all
the major car companies of the world also make our kits. NO AFTERMARKET
XENON HID lighting system from any source is DOT approved if installed
outside of the factory. These kits are not street legal for use on
public roads as they are. As a result, we officially endorse the kit
for exhibition and off-road use and will only sell the kit to be used
for these purposes. We are not responsible for customers who violate
the terms of sale in which they will assume all responsibilities for
any unauthorized or unintended use other than exhibition or off-road
Will this void my new cars warranty?
No, it will not in any way affect your new
car warranty. This right is protected by several cases decided by
the Supreme Court and SEMA the Specialty Equipment Market Association
has written many legal opinions on this matter.
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