Starting and warmup of a Philips 35 watt D2R Automotive Xenon-Metal Halide HID lamp with the reflector removed.
This type of lamp is commonly used for headlights in luxury vehicles such as Mercedes, BMW, or Lexus.
Automotive Metal Halide lamps are commonly called "xenon lamps" due to the presence of xenon gas used to fill the arc tube. The xenon gas allows these lamps to provide a minimally adequate amount of light upon startup. If this lamp was filled with argon instead as is commonly done in street lamps or other stationary HID lamps; it would take several minutes for it to reach full brightness vs 30 seconds.
HID Headlights: What They Are & How They Work
Learn about car HID headlights in this educational video as we discuss what
HID headlights are, how they work, and why you want them for your car.
Sonic Electronix carries a wide range of HID head lights and HID head light
Check them out here!
Morimoto vs. Philips D2S HID Headlight Bulb Comparison from TheRetrofitSource.com
Morimoto vs. Philips light bulbs: an overview of the similarities,
differences, and a performance stress test. The equipment shown is the
Morimoto 5000K D2S 35w bulb on the left, and the Philips 85122+ 35w D2S
bulb on the right, both powered by the Morimoto 35w digital ballasts from
TRS. This video helps to illustrate that cost does not always evenly equate
to quality, so whereas the Philips bulbs are very high quality, the
Morimoto units for half the price offer better value.
Xenon-Vision Bi-Xenon HID Install
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if
you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off
the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the
non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from
what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your
interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the
DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they
actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire
coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming
off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that
helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in
between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will
see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the
wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or
get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half
but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris!
If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to
answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ...
How To Install HID / High Intensity Discharge Lights Guide (1996 Civic)
Get more light! I show you how to install H.I.D.'s (Xenon Bulbs) into a
1996 Honda Civic. The hardest part about this install is, you have to
remove the headlight housings which also requires you to remove the front
bumper. All of this is covered in this video.
Go Fast have Fun
Charger Vlog Dec 2012(HID's and LED's)HD
Installed 8K HID headlights and LED reverse lights in my custom 2012 Dodge
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HID Before and After
07' Cobalt SS/SC
8000K HID Bulbs
Mercedes Meet HID light clip
From left to right:
4300k/Yellow Fog light
4300k/4300k HID fog light
4300k/stock fog light
8000k/8000k HID fog light
stock headlight/6000k HID fog light
How to: Upgrade From a Plug n Play HID kit to a High Performance Headlight Projector Retrofit
The four main components required to upgrade from a plug n play HID kit to
a full xenon or bi-xenon retrofit are gone over here.
The projector: the key component that collects and focuses the intense
light from the bulb into a proper beam pattern.
The D2S bulb: standard bulb type for all high performance HID projectors
The AMP/D2S adapters: the converter cables that allow you to run a D2S bulb
with a set of existing "HID kit" / aftermarket ballasts.
the Projector: focuses the light from the bulb into a strong, uniformly lit
beam pattern with a proper upper light cutoff line to light up the road
perfectly. The most important part!
D2S bulb: required bulb type for use in true xenon/bi-xenon headlight
projectors. You cannot re-use your generic 9006, h1, h4, (etc) HID kit
bulbs and expect a good output.
AMP/D2S ballast adapters: convert your generic HID kit ballasts for
compatibility with the base of the D2S bulbs.
The shrouds or bezels: simply put, the trim piece that covers the projector
after it has been retrofitted into your headlights. Our OEM designs make
for a finished, factory look.