HID Xenon Headlight Color Comparison

Are you in the market for an HID kit but can’t decide what color temperature you should get?  You may have been surprised to find out that multiple color options even exist.  We got our hands on ten different kits from the folks at Kensun and installed them in our test vehicle.  Below are photos of each one to help you make your decision.

You may have noticed while driving recently that more and more vehicles are coming from the factory with Xenon headlights installed.  They’re easy to spot, cause they generally appear blue or purple in color, as opposed to the standard yellowish-white of a halogen bulb.  The color is driven by the temperature of the bulb in the headlight, measured in degrees Kelvin (eg. 3000K, 4300K, 10,000K).

You can upgrade your headlights to an aftermarket HID kit to get that factory Xenon look.  Keep in mind that different colors will offer different levels of brightness onto the road.  Check out our brightness comparison to see what color of the headlight will offer the brightest light.

Check out our Kensun HID Kit color comparison video over on YouTube. We created it to give you a good idea of what each color temperature might look like installed in your vehicle!

In an attempt to demonstrate the different colors of HID kits available, a lot of headlight manufacturers simply take a photo of a white headlight and photoshop it to the approximate color of each color option they offer.  The problem with this is that it doesn’t accurately portray the color of the headlight you are purchasing.  We decided we would get several sets of HID kits and actually install them in a vehicle, taking photos of each one, to give you an accurate representation of what your kit might look like once installed.

Leave a comment below and let us know what color you prefer on your vehicle!

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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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