1)What is HID Xenon?
High Intensity Discharge (HID) is a new type of lighting technology that primarily different from the conventional halogen bulbs that use a heated tungsten filament. Unlike Halogen lamps, High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) lamps don't have a filament but create light by the arc between two electrodes. The arc activates the Xenon, which in turn ignites the metal halide. The light produced by an HID Xenon lighting system is greater than a standard halogen bulb and with less power consumption. On the road, HID Xenon lighting systems appear as a bright white beam which resembles natural daylight. The bright white beam offers greater visibility and road safety.
In an HID Xenon lighting system for automobile, the voltage between the two electrodes rises firstly from 12V to 23000V and keeps stable at 8000V by using the Xenon HID ballasts system. Due to the ultra high voltage, the Xenon gas ionizes and a super-bright beam is produced, whose color temperature is up to 12000K. The HID Xenon lighting is much more economic, stabler and brighter than the conventional automobile lighting.
2)What are the advantages of Xenon Light?
LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
The xenon bulb provides more than twice the amount of light of a halogen bulb, while only consuming half the power (wattage). Therefore, the driver can see more clearly, and the car has more power for other functions. Moreover, it is environmentally friendly, as less power means less fuel consumption.
3 TIMES BRIGHTER
The clear white light produced by the Xenon bulb is similar to daylight. Research has shown that this enables drivers to concentrate better. Furthermore, this particular light color reflects the road markings and signs better than conventional lighting.
EXTREMELY LONG LIFE
The xenon bulb also delivers a marked contribution to road safety in the event of limited visibility due to weather conditions. In practical terms, the life span of the bulb is equal to that of the car, which means that the bulb need only be replaced in exceptional cases.
3)Why is good quality car lighting so important?
Because it saves lives. Better lighting leads to earlier and improved recognition of objects, cyclists, pedestrians, road workers, etc. Earlier and improved recognition of traffic signs and road markings is also vitally important to accident prevention. Therefore, better lighting delivers an active contribution to road safety and driver comfort, and can save lives.
4)Can I change my headlights to Xenon gas discharge?
Yes! Installation is so fast and easy, most people are done in only 20 minutes. Everything you need to complete the installation is included in the kit - no tools are required. And our instructions are designed to be clear and easy to follow. However, For low beam applications a replacement of existing halogen bulbs against a new Xenon headlamp is necessary. In addition to that, a cleaning & automatic leveling device is required by law when using Xenon for low beam applications. After all, you can re-install the original halogen bulbs after the XENON H.I.D. kit has been installed.
5)Why was Xenon Light developed?
For more safety on our roads. In the past decade, car manufacturers have made cars safer and more comfortable by the introduction of A.B.S., air bags, air conditioning, etc. But still, no less that 60% of all traffic accidents take place in poorly lit conditions. Therefore, lighting greatly contributes actively to road safety and comfort.
6) What does the XENON HID light system kit includes?
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 XENON H.I.D. lamps, 2 ballasts (transformer / igniter unit), all necessary wiring, complete and easy to follow installation instructions and wiring diagram.
7) Why is Xenon Light more expensive than halogen lighting?
Xenon lighting is not simply a question of a new type of bulb, but a whole new system consisting of:
(1) A complex HID Xenon bulb manufactured according to the highest standards of precision.
(2) A hi-tech HID electrical ballast system specially adapted to the Xenon bulb. The price is governed by all these components. Generally the price of the HID ballast, which is NOT necessary to a traditional bulb, accounts for 2/3 of the price of the whole Xenon HID lighting system.
8) What is Lumen (lm)?
The international unit (SI) of luminous flux (quantity of lights). For example, a dinner candle produces about 12 lumens and a standard 60-watt incandescent bulb produces 830 lumens. The higher the number is, the brighter the light is.
9) What is Kelvin (K)?
A basic unit of thermodynamic temperature (color temperature) used to measure the whiteness of the light output. The higher the number is, the whiter the light is. When over 5000K the light begins to turn to blue as daylight.