Should I touch the bulb?
Never touch the bulb when installing your new set of bulbs. By touching
the bulb, you're transferring the oils from your skin onto the glass surface
of the bulb. This will result in a shorter life and cause the bulb to blow up.
If you've touched the bulb already, get a dry towel or cloth made of 100% cotton
and wipe off the oils on the surface of the bulb. Whenever installing a new
set of bulbs on your car, always use a towel or just be careful and DO NOT touch
the glass surface of the bulb.
What is Kelvin? Kelvin or the "K" is the measure of the color or output
of light on the temperature scale. For example, stock halogens or HID kits are
rated at 4,300K on the kelvin temperature scale. The kelvin is not a measure
of how bright the bulb is, which is a constant misconceptionn people make. The
unit of measurement for the brightness of the bulb would be Lumens. Below are
some diagrams of the kelvin temperature scale.
What is HID ?
HID, High Intensity Discharge, refers to lighting technology that relies on
an electrical charge to ignite xenon gas in a sealed bulb, similar to the lightning
phenomenon in the sky. HID lighting does not have a filament but instead creates
light by igniting an electrical discharge between two electrodes in an air tight
tiny quartz capsule filled with xenon gas. HID lighting are also called Xenon
lighting, referring to the gas inside the bulb.
HID vs. Halogen Technologies
HID lighting improves durability by 10 times as road vibrations can cause damage
to halogen filament, but there is nothing to break inside HID bulb. These light
sources also produce a blue-white light that is safer because it is closer to
natural daylight. The color temperature is more than 5000K compared to 2300K
for halogen. The light output from a 35W HID Xenon lamp is 300% more light than
a 55W halogen bulb. The HID Xenon system will also consume much less power from
your vehicles electrical system and generate much less heat during operation.
Are HID Kits Street Legal?
HID kits are not street legal. All HID kits are for exhibition and
off-road use and will only sell the kit to be used for these purposes. We are
not responsible for buyers who violate the terms of sale while in which they
will assume all responsibilities for any unauthorized or unintended use other
than exhibition or off-road use.
How long will HID Bulbs last?
HID KAIXEN lamps are designed to last for the life of your vehicle. They will
run for an average of 2000 hours, most likely longer then you'll have the car
for. Our lamp kits and bulbs are made of the finest materials available.
Could I not just purchase a stronger watt halogen bulb to get a brighter light?
KAIXEN HID lamps are 35 watts while traditional halogen bulbs are 55 watts.
Even though XENON HID 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.
Will DRL (daytime running lights) or Auto Switch On effect the HID kit?
For vehicles with DRL that use the same bulb for both DRL and low beam
you will need to deactivate your DRL. DRL operate on reduced wattage or fluctuating
current levels. This will cause the HID system to flicker and burn out prematurely.
Please ensure that your OEM headlight harness is providing a constant 12V to
ensure that no damage will be caused to the HID system