Posted by Justin L. on September 12, 2017
Many customers ask: "What's the difference between a good HID kit and a bad one? Is it the xenon bulb? Is it the ballast?" To put it in simple terms, it’s both -- and a little bit more. We’ve covered the ballast side a little bit in our last blog post, so today we’re going to delve into the details of the bulb. A properly manufactured HID bulb will last over 2500 hours, not flicker, produce a beautiful clean beam pattern, and offer the maximum light output (lumens) per watt that the ballast delivers.
To understand the performance and quality issues of an HID kit, you first have to understand how an HID bulb is made:
There are three things that can affect the quality and performance of an HID kit xenon bulb:
HIDextra bulbs are manufactured with these concerns in mind, and we have put a lot of thought into providing the best bulb possible.
Hopefully this will help guide your purchase process when thinking about your next HID kit. Not all HID kits are made the same, and we’re here to debunk any ideas to the contrary.