HID vs Halogen … Can you really tell the difference?
Upgrading your headlights from halogen bulbs to HID technology will make a huge difference in visiblity at night. Projecting a further beam of light and broadening your road coverage. You will see further, see more and be more visible to other drivers. The sooner you can see hazards on the road, the more time you have to react.
Xenon bulbs contain a gas tube which is ignited by high voltage near 23,000 Volts. Halogen bulbs operate at 12V and use old lighting technology by heating a wire filament to emit light. Over a short period of time that wire filament becomes brittle, and small vibrations caused by everyday driving cause damage to the halogen filament effecting it’s light output and the bulb’s dependency.
HID lighting improves durability by 10 times as road vibrations can cause damage to halogen filaments, but there is nothing to break inside HID bulb. These light sources also produce a blue-white light that is safer because it is closer to natural daylight.
The color temperature is more than 5000K compared to 2300K for halogen. The light output from a 35W HID Xenon lamp is 300% more light than a 55W halogen bulb. The HID Xenon system will also consume much less power from your vehicle’s electrical system and generate much less heat during operation.