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HID Lighting FAQ

  1. Could I not just purchase a stronger watt halogen bulb to get a brighter light?

     

  2. Why can I not just replace the halogen bulb in my vehicle with HID lamps only without having to purchase the entire kit?

     

  3. What are the advantages of HID lighting systems over traditional halogen bulbs?

  4. Could I Install the kit myself?

  5. How long will these bulbs last?

  6. Is it possible to re-install the original halogen bulbs after the  HID kit has been installed?

  7. My HID conversion kit did not come with an installation guide. Where do I get one?

  8. The ballasts make electric noise when first turn on.

     

  9. What does the HID Conversion Kit include?

  10. Will daytime running lights (DRL) or Auto On switch effect the HID kit?

  11. Will I lose the function of High beams? Once I install an HID Conversion Kit? 


  1. Could I not just purchase a stronger watt halogen bulb to get a brighter light?

     


    HID lamps are 35 watts while traditional halogen bulbs are 55 watts. Even though HID lamps draw less current, they produce 3 times the light output as the higher wattage halogen bulbs. Increasing the wattage will make the bulb a little brighter but still much dimmer then HID lamps.

     



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  2. Why can I not just replace the halogen bulb in my vehicle with HID lamps only without having to purchase the entire kit?

     


    An HID Ballast is required to ignite the HID lamps. Automobiles currently use a 12 Volt electrical system for their headlamps. HID lighting systems require over 20,000 volts to ignite the bulbs. Once lit, they only require 12 volts to keep running. Our kits include a ballast with a built in power circuit that is necessary for the lamps to turn on. The input of the ballast is 12 volts. 

     



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  3. What are the advantages of HID lighting systems over traditional halogen bulbs?


    • There are several advantages when comparing HID technology to halogen bulbs:
       

    • A 35-Watt HID lighting system emits 3 times the lumens when compared to a 55-Watt halogen bulb.
       

    • While the halogen light appears yellowish, the HID lighting system produces a light that is closer to that of natural sunlight.
       

    • In most nighttime driving/bad weather situations, this combination of a whiter color and a greater light output allows for a safer and more illuminated drive.
       

    • HID lighting systems draw significantly less power from your vehicles electrical system.
       

    • HID lighting systems are designed to outlast your halogen bulbs. On average these bulbs will last 3-5 times longer than a traditional halogen bulb.

     



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  4. Could I Install the kit myself?


    For anyone who has ever worked on a vehicle or is mechanically inclined, this installation is considered to be very easy. While a typical installation takes approximately an hour, it can vary depending on the vehicle. Our kits are ready to install right-out-of-the-box and come complete with everything that you will need.

    In the event you run into any issues, please feel free to contact us directly for any and all questions



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  5. How long will these bulbs last?


    HID bulbs are made to last 3 to 5 years. They will run for approx 2500 hours.

     



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  6. Is it possible to re-install the original halogen bulbs after the  HID kit has been installed?


    With many people leasing vehicles, a major concern is whether or not you can put the vehicle back to its original factory condition. Our lighting systems install with little to no modifications to your vehicle. If in the event you need to, the entire kit can be removed and the original halogen bulbs can be put back into your headlight housings. This kit can be re-installed into another vehicle that uses the same bulb size, or another bulb can be purchased to work with the existing ballast.

     



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  7. My HID conversion kit did not come with an installation guide. Where do I get one?


    Please contact us and we will be able to email you a PDF file of the installation guide.

     

     



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  8. The ballasts make electric noise when first turn on.

     


    This is very normal and nothing to worry about. The ballasts at initial start up is drawing power from the battery, which is why you hear electric noise.

     



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  9. What does the HID Conversion Kit include?


    Our HID Conversion Kits are made in Japan. The  kit will include quality components that are designed to meet stringent quality standards. We will supply you with all of the necessary components and hardware to install this system into your vehicle. Each kit includes: 2 direct plug-in HID lamps, 2 ballasts and all necessary wiring, and a complete and easy to follow wiring diagram. (Some vehicles require a use of a flicker/canceller harness and/or battery harness, please contact us for details on whether your vehicle will need these)

     



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  10. Will daytime running lights (DRL) or Auto On switch effect the HID kit?


    For vehicles with DRL that use the same bulb for both DRL and low beam you will need to deactivate your DRL. DRL operates on reduced wattage or fluctuating current levels. This will cause the HID system to flicker and burn out prematurely. If your DRL is used on the high beam bulb, upgrading your low beam to HID will not affect the DRL. Please ensure that your vehicles factory headlight harness is providing a constant 12V to ensure that no damage will be caused to the HID system.

     

     

     



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  11. Will I lose the function of High beams? Once I install an HID Conversion Kit? 


    For vehicles with bulb size H4/9003, H13/9008, 9004, and 9007 using a single bulb for both low and high beam, you will or will not lose your high beam functionality. H4/9003, 9004, 9007 will have HID low beam and a halogen high beam.  H13/9008 comes only with low beam HID and will loose high beam. 

    H4/9003, H13/9008, 9004, and 9007 can have both HID low beam and HID high beam with our Bi-Xenon Kit, please contact us for more details.

     



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