HID Lights 101: Basic Facts


Facts About HID Lights

– Xenon or High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting provides brighter headlights and increases the visibility of many peripheral objects (i.e., street signs and pedestrians) left in the shadows by standard halogen lighting.

– HID light sources provide the brightest illumination available and are considered the benchmark against which other forward lighting technologies are measured.

– HID light sources provide three times the light output of standard halogen light sources and promote better driving visibility by providing enhanced peripheral vision and improved down road illumination. HID lighting produces a crisp white light that stimulates reflective paint in road markers and signs.

– HID lights do not have a filament to break or degrade, meaning they last up to 10 times longer than standard halogen lights.

– HID light sources are energy efficient. Bi-Xenon lighting uses up to 65 percent less energy than conventional quad lighting, reducing the CO2 emission of a
vehicle by approximately 2.1 g/mile.

– Part of HID lights 101 is knowing which color of HID\s will work the best for you.

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Richard Nickleson is the author and owner behind Headlight Reviews. He first started the site as a hobby to share his insights on car parts and specifically headlight bulbs, but it soon ballooned and now he writes on all topics surrounding headlights bulbs. If you've got a bulb question, contact Richard here.

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