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.
Re: How To Install an HID Headlight Kit
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Surprisingly, this was one of my most controversial videos to date.
Honestly I had no idea the original video would cause such a stir. After
reading through the comments on the last video and the comments over at my
forum I decided to make this video answering to many of your concerns. I
hope this video helps clear the air and we can move on. Here are the links
that were mentioned in the video.
How To Adjust Headlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
Kelvin Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin
Color temperature Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_temperature
Info on color temp:
Ohio Headlight Law: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4513.15
Ohio State Trooper Contact:
The Basic Parts of an Engine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPGX-1qC4M
Scotty Kilmer's channel:
Subaru Headlight Install: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX026M1DdrE
ETCG Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MQo_Xmkchg
8000K HID Kit: http://www.motorfiend.com/8000K-HID-Kits/
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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!
100W HID The brightest road registered car in the world 82,000 Lumens
This is our GU Nissan Patrol fitted out with our lattest HID Xenon high
performance driving light kits.
3 x Lightforce 240 Blitz on Bullbar 100W Xenon HID
4 x Hella 4000 Spread beams on roof 100W Xenon HID
2 x 70W HID H4 headlights
Please note that this lighting set up is purely for demonstration purposes
only. The roof lights are wired in only to operate in 4WD low range and
cannot be operated on the road as not to blind people. This amount of light
is actually too much for driving in any conditions and has only been added
for the promotional side of our company as we do many 4WD shows at night.
Please take this into consideration before leaving negative comments. All
we wish to show is that one can have too much light
20W LED Spotlight vs Ballast type HID Headlight Outside View
Comparing a pair of 20W LED spotlights with the a pair of 35W ballast type
HID 6000K H4 headlight. The pair of 20W LED spotlights so bright that they
can be used as driving lights if you want to save some power in some
circumstances. Below the spotlights are a pair of equally bright Daytime
Running LED Lights.
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 ...
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.