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.
How To Install an HID Headlight Kit -EricTheCarGuy
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I really enjoyed making this video and I LOVE driving my Element at night
now. This video is a step by step process of how to install one of these
kits. I've put in some what I hope are helpful hints along the way to make
the job easier for you. Here are the links mentioned in the video
including the one for the kit that I used. Remember be sure to check your
local laws concerning installing a kit like this before you commit just to
be sure you'd be in compliance.
8000K HID kit used in the video: http://www.motorfiend.com/8000K-HID-Kits/
Adjusting Headlights video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
Automatic Center Punch:
Universal drill bit:
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35w VS 55w HID color effect difference
This video shows you what happens when you use difference ballasts. Most
people don't understand why some HIDs show a different color with the same
temp bulb. Usually when you use a high wattage ballast, the color washes
off towards a lower temperature. The higher the wattage the lower the
temperature color will show. Most people will say to just change the bulb
temperature if you want a different color which IS true if you stay with
the same ballast. Now if you change the ballast then that is where it will
1st Demonstration - The 55w ballast with 6000k bulb will look like the 35w
with a 5000k. Both are white.
2nd Demonstration- 55w with the 5000k will look more the the yellowish
white color of a OEM HID system and/or of a OEM halogen bulb. And the 35w
with the 6000k will have a white color with some tint of blue.
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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.
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