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The future of automotive lighting lies in HID technology. A large number of higher-end automobiles currently come with HID headlight installed from the factory (i.e. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc) and most manufacturers are transitioning over to OEM HID headlights - and for good reason. HID lights not only last longer and are brighter than standard halogen headlights, they provide drivers with more coverage of the road; thus making driving at night and through severe weather conditions safer for everyone on the road. Before you make the switch to HIDs, there are a few things to be aware of:

Installation

One of the reasons why HID lights are such a popular car modification is because they are very convenient to install. High Intensity Discharge bulbs can be installed in the comfort of your very own garage. Proper fastening can be successfully completed in less than thirty minutes. Most of our HIDs have a plug-in installation system needing no tools to utilize.

Specs

When deciding which HIDs will be the best fit for your car and driving style, keep in mind some these specs. The most obvious and important number to look out for is the Kelvin count. This number directly correlates to the bulb’s emitted color.

  • -12000K Purple
  • -10000K Blue
  • -8000K Cyan
  • -6000K Light Blue
  • -5000K White
  • -3000K Yellow

Regardless of a bulb’s Kelvin count, the wattage and brilliance of the bulb remain roughly the same. All HIDs create an immensely bright shine that stays full for miles ahead of you. They also last for upwards ten years with no dimming. No matter which number of Kelvins your HIDs have, they will blow your factory OEM bulbs out of the water.

Complete HID Kits

A standard kit usually comes with the following items: two bulbs, two ballasts, wiring harnesses and two relays. Your ballast is basically a power converted that transforms DC power to AC power. Some kits will have an igniter built within the ballast to give the bulb initial energy to start up. This is why certain bulbs will start off yellow and change to their rightful blue after a few moments. Relays aren’t always necessary. They are used when one needs to use power from a factory bulb’s battery.