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.
What's a Freeze Plug???
One good way to inspect your freeze plugs or check for leaks is with one of
these mirrors on Amazon →
Here's the link to spelunkerd's channel
Here's a link to his radiator cap video
What's a Freeze Plug??? I made this video to answer that question using an
"Iron Duke" from my brother's boat to demonstrate.
How to Install an HID Kit from Beginning to End
These are step-by-step instructions on how to install an HID Kit. This
video covers what to check for when you receive your HID Kit, how to
properly disconnect your OEM Headlights prior to install, disconnect your
OEM halogens, wire the HID Kit harness to the factory headlight harness
without cutting or splicing any wires, securely mount the HID ballasts and
shows a HID Kit installed and fully functional.
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.
http://www.hidspeed.com This video shows you how to install your xenon hid
VVME 4300K HID Installation and Evaluation
This is an initial install/eval of a VVME HID (High Intensity Discharge
lighting) retrofit kit. The HID capsules are rated at 4300K (color
temperature) which is "OEM" white. The Bi-Xenon operation involves using a
solenoid to retract and tilt the capsules within the reflector to operate
as high beams. I do not recommend turning the HID's on and off rapidly as
it will wear out the salts inside the capsule. The kit was installed solely
for demonstration and exhibition purposes.
I do not recommend 5000K or higher color temperatures due to the blue color
and the reduced luminous efficiency. The higher the color temperature, the
less light output there is since you are now closing in on the UV spectrum
with less visible light. Unless you are the Predator and can see UV
radiation with a visor or naked eyes, stick with maximum visible light. The
4300K HIDs will produce up to 3200 lumens / 222 MSCD and this is similar to
what the OEMs use at the factory.