HID lights?

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  1. eliyarbrough

    eliyarbrough Legend

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    What does this mean? I see it all the time but I really do not know! I have Sylvania BrightStars is all I know. Thanks.

    Is it an actual bulb, the headlight itself, I do not know.
     
  2. Fets

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    HID=High Instensity Discharge lightining wich replaces the filament of the light bulb with a capsule of gas and they require ballasts, which supply proper voltage and control current. The amount of light produced is greater than a standard halogen bulb, while consuming less power, and more closely approximating the color temperature of natural daylight.
     
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    I love HID lights though. >:D
     
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    Sorry, I am still not sure. This is a bulb, right? I am trying!!

    Give me a brand of one I can Google to find out about, if you can.

    Thanks!!
     
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    What fets said.

    Its a bulb and a ballist, which produces more current than a standard bulb plug.
    do a search for HID kits and you'll find plenty.
     
  6. 95CALI-5.0

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    Trust me, you have seen them before. They are in most new mercedes, bmw, lexus etc. they appear to illuminate a really bright white light. unlike the traditional yellowish glow. don't get them confused with say piaa super white's. although the piaa's will produce a white beam, they will be no where close to the intesity of the HID's. I think american muscle has an HID kit for our cars.
     
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    Thanks, I needed an example!! Now I know.
     
  8. eliyarbrough

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    Oh, it just hit me!! The lights I cuss at when I meet up with them because they are so bright!!! Yep, now gotta have them. Thanks!!
     
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    American muscle does have them but they want $220 for them? Is that the going rate for a good set?
     
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    holy cow old thread!!!

    just go DDM

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