Xenon lights FAQ
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▼ What is the difference between genuine XENON HID lights and Xenon gas-filled bulbs?

High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) is a type of lighting technology that replaces the filament of the light bulb with Xenon gas. The gas is ignited to produce an arc of light, when high voltage is applied. The amount of light output is three times that of a standard halogen bulb. The lamps also glow at a higher light temperature (closer to natural sunlight). Other companies produce halogen bulbs that are gas-filled. They still have a filament as they are halogen technology, but the gas gives the bulb a bluer color when lit. Xenon-filled halogen bulbs produce little or no more light output than standard halogen bulbs of the same wattage.


▼ Could I not just purchase a stronger watt halogen bulb to get a brighter light?

The H.I.D. Xenon lamps are 35 watts while traditional halogen bulbs are 55 watts. Even though H.I.D. Xenon lamps draw less current, they produce 3 times the light output as the higher wattage halogen bulbs. Increasing the wattage will make the bulb a little brighter but still much dimmer that the XENON HID lamps. Also, AMPS = (BULB WATTS X 2) / BATTERY VOLTAGE OUTPUT (12). So as you increase the wattage on your bulb you increase the current draw on your entire electrical system. This is critical in motorcycle applications and produces a lot of heat which can also be a problem.

▼ Why can I not just replace the halogen bulb in my vehicle with H.I.D. XENON lamps with out having to purchase the entire kit?

Motorcycles and automobiles currently use a 12-volt electrical system for their headlamps. The H.I.D. Xenon lighting systems require over 20,000 volts to ignite the bulbs. Once lit, they only require 85 volts to keep running. Our kits include a power pack or (Ballast) that is necessary for the lamps to turn on and to regulate the voltage. The input of the power pack is 9-18 volts. It is an integral part of the system. You DO NOT require any additional components to install the XENON HID lamp into original socket of the halogen bulb. But a HID kit is a system not just a pair of high dollar bulbs even the wires that connect the bulbs to the ballasts are special high voltage lines made just for this purpose.

▼ What is colour temperature?

Many people believe that the higher the colour temperature the brighter the lamp. This is totally wrong. The colour temperature is purely a scale to measure the colour of the light output. It is a reference purely for colour and could equally be called White, Yellow or Blue. The reality is the higher up the scale the lamps are the less bright they become.

▼ Could I re-install the original halogen bulbs after the H.I.D. Xenon lighting system has been installed?

Yes! With the growing popularity of leasing vehicles, a big concern is whether or not you can bring the vehicle back to its original factory condition. Our kits install with little or no modifications to your vehicle. If need be, the entire kit can be removed and the original halogen bulbs replaced. This kit can be re-installed into another vehicle that uses the same bulb size.

▼ How long will these bulbs last?

The H.I.D. Xenon lamps are designed for long life. They will run for over 2000 hours. Our H.I.D. lighting systems and kits are made of the finest materials available.

▼ Could I install the kit myself?

For anyone who is slightly mechanically inclined, this installation is considered "do-it-yourself". Our kits are ready to install right-out-of-the-box and come complete with everything that you will need. Ιf you have any trouble just let us know and were here to help or just trust us for the installation.

▼ Is there a risk with xenon lights, the headlight to be destroyed by excessive heat?

Instead it maintained for a longer period because the xenon lights produce less heat than conventional bulbs.

▼ Will I lose the ability to use the High beam?

Almost all-original equipment H.I.D. lighting systems that come on new cars use separate bulbs for High and Low beams. A traditional halogen bulb is used for the High beam while a XENON H.I.D. system is utilized for the Low beam. Our kits are intended to replace the Low-beam components of the lighting system while still keeping the High beam halogen bulb fully operational.

But some vehicles use a single halogen bulb for both the High and Low beam (like H4) We are also offering the Dual Beam, Hi-Lo H4 kit where both High and Low beam are preserved. The reason HID is not a good choice for high beams is because they take few seconds to heat up or come on full power so you would loose the ability to “flash to pass” or just flick on your high beams for a dark corner.

Fotologic have digital HID Xenon systems, which activate in a very sort time, suitable for High beam.

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