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 … Read more

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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.

HID (High Intensity Discharge) vs. Halogen

HID vs Halogen … Can you really tell the difference? Advantages of HID/Xenon vs Halogen bulbs   Xenon is 300x brighter than halogen Xenon last 10x Longer than halogen Xenon produces cleaner, whiter, brighter and safer light. Less power consumption – 35W HID vs. 55W of Halogen Halogen bulbs burn hotter than the same wattage Xenon bulbs … Read more

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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.

HID Bulb Cross Reference

Here is a quick HID bulb cross reference guide to finding out which bulbs work for both HID and Halogen lights: H1 – H3 – H4 – 9003, HB2 H4H – 702k, Most All Original JDM Headlight Housings H6M – H7 – 64210 H8 – can use H11 H9 – can use H11 H10 – … Read more

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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.