Available in Single & Dual Filament Bulbs.
3000k, 5000k, 6000k, 8000k, 10000k, 12000k, 15000k
The Kelvin Color Temperature Chart above depicts the hues / colors that can be projected by your HID system. It provides measurements in Degrees Kelvin (K) and illustrates the different colors emitted at different levels of color temperatures. Note: Actual colors of the light produced by a particular brand of HID may not be an exact match to those found in this chart. This chart serves only as a color guide.
It is a common misconception that higher color temperatures (K’s) produce brighter lights. This is not true. The color temperature only determines the color but not the brightness of the HID light. The Color Temperature is simply a scale represented by the Kelvin Temperature Chart (hence the abbreviation “K” or “K’s”) as decpited above that measures the color of the light output. Typically, the higher the color temperature, the closer you get to achieving bluish to purplish light colors.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems refer to the revolutionary lighting technology that produces brilliant light by striking an electrical arc across tungsten electrodes. It is the “high intensity discharge” generated from these electrodes that produces the “whitish-bluish” lights, and hence the name, HID lights. This advanced lighting technology, easily distinguished by its intense beams of whitish-bluish lights, is commonly displayed by most upscale/luxury cars seen on the streets today. Evidently, these lights are rapidly becoming the norm on the streets because they are able to produce more light than conventional halogen lighting systems (from 200% to 300% more light), enabling the driver to see more clearly, while at the same time consuming only almost half the power (35w vs. 55w), making the car more economical to run. Furthermore, the life expectancy is up to 10 times longer than any halogen lighting systems, almost equaling the life span of the car, and only needs replacing in exceptional cases. These hard-to-beat combinations have made HID superior to any other conventional automotive lighting systems.
LED Headlights are best used for High Beam bulbs. The 5500k color and instant turn on are great for high beam lights on a vehicle.
The Xenon Bulb that comes with the kit is a micro-discharge bulb filled with a mixture of noble gases including Xenon. Unlike halogen bulbs, xenon bulbs have no filaments. Xenon lighting is based upon the gas discharge principle, where an arc of light is created between two electrodes in a specially designed inner glass tube filled with metal salts and inert gases. When current is passed through the glass tube, which has the electrodes sealed into each end of it, the gas gets hot and the metals produce the light once they are heated to a point of evaporation.