Even though the HID lights appearing at the front of your car may appear quite attractive, there is more to them than that good appearance they give your car, they play a big role in assisting with illumination especially during those times when there is low light. These lights first made their debut with luxury car models especially the BMW 7 series and as time has moved on they have found their way into many other models. These lights which are more expensive than your ordinary car lights or halogen bulbs can easily be identified because of their blue hue. Apart from being used in trucks, cars and bikes they are also used in lighting different other areas.
HID lights are produced in different shapes as opposed to the regular headlamps that are almost always rectangular in shape. Most drivers have come to love them because they produce brighter light than what you get with your every day car headlights. If that is not enough, you should probably know by now that they are also friendly because they consume very little power thereby increasing your car’s battery life. These lights come with an inbuilt intelligent microprocessor that can automatically sense different types of lamps so as to determine the correct voltage depending on its use.
The initials HID mean high intensity discharge and instead of the normal filament found in bulbs, they contain xenon gas. The bulbs come in different strengths such as the 4300K, 600K or 8000K; you only need to learn that the 4300K specification has its color closest to sunlight and will therefore be more comfortable to the eyes; the later models have special features that make them easier to use. It may appear that as time is moving on it will only be a matter of time before we forget about the use of the regular halogen lamps since HID lights are becoming the order of the day. They give so much light in comparison to the small amount of energy they consume.
The best thing about the energy efficient lamps is that if you are a DIY person you can actually fix them on your own. When you buy them you will receive special instructions that come along with the kit so that you have a step by step procedure on how to do the installation. When you buy your kit, you just need to ensure that they have a sufficient warranty period. Before you begin the process of installation it always important to make sure you have in your possession all the components and that there is a good position where you can mount them. There should also be sufficient wiring for both your bulbs that is long enough to do a clean job. As soon as you decide where you are going to mount them, ensure that you fasten them securely so that they don’t fall off from your vehicle. The next step will include plugging the HID bulb inside the housing of the headlight before you finally secure them and you are good to go.