The HID light (High Intensity Discharge) is an aspect of car customization that really makes a statement. Like getting a paint job, replacing lights with HID’s can turn your average car into a Super-Hero Mobile. HID lights generate a lot more power than standard halogen lights. Also known as the “xenon headlamps”; in reality they are metal halide lamps that have Xenon gas within. I mean that sounds cool enough; but wait there’s more. There is even better news, the Xenon gas inside the lights emits a small amount of light when the car is started; by doing this the power is redirected so the car can warm up faster. Here is a more complex definition of what HID lights are and how they work:
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting technology replaces the filament of the light bulb with a capsule of gas. The light is emitted from an arc discharge between two closely spaced electrodes hermetically sealed inside a small quartz glass tubular envelope capsule. To operate, they require ballasts, which supply proper voltage and control current. The amount of light produced is greater than a standard halogen bulb, while consuming less power, and more closely approximating the color temperature of natural daylight
Also compared to the halogen bulb, HID conversion kits emit 300% more light than their halogen relatives. There are many advantages of installing hid light; but the biggest is the safety issue. Drivers have a longer range of view and are able to see through tough weather terrain such as rain and fog. (Assuming you don’t have fog lights) Hid lights are also very good for driving on the highway; the light takes up 70% of the road. This is definitely one of the best features of HID lights; especially for late night driving. Many major car manufactures are also adding HID lights as an option; fresh off the car lot. But we at Superherocars.com feel that finding the best fitting HID lights comes with a lot more than your car manufacturer fitting your lights.
HID Lights: Colors of your choice
HID lights also come in some sleek colors as well; to match your color of choice of the following: 3000k (golden yellow), 4300k (bright white), 5000k (white), 6000k (crystal white)
, 8000k (crystal blue), 10000k (aqua blue), 12000k (purple-blue). What are the most common HID lights? HID lights look very nice on most vehicle from muscle, luxury cars and of course racing cars. HID lights add that sense of security and style. There are unlimited varieties of HID kits but here are four common kits used.
- Single Beam Kit comes with 2 pairs of HID bulbs, 2 ballasts. (If your vehicle uses 2 pairs of bulbs, 1 for low beam and the other for high beam, you can take this single beam hid kit for your low beams.)
- High/Low Beam – Hi/Low , comes with 2 pairs of HID bulbs (one HID and one halogen on each HID bulb to perform the high and low beam function, Halogen for high beam and HID for low beam.)
- Telescope: Single HID can switch between high beam and low beam, with 2 ballasts and installation clamps.
- Bi-Xenon: 2 HID bulbs on each bulb, which works for high and low beam, with 4 ballasts and installation clamps.