I'm not sure if I just
purchased a pair of "HID bulbs" or not. It
says "HID" & "Xenon" on the packaging but
nowhere does it mention the need for two
dedicated HID ballasts to power like what
your site mentions?
Sorry but your bulbs are
not HID bulbs.
You merely purchased a pair of
blue-coated (ie: intensity
compromised) halogen bulbs which are
mislabeled to trick buyer into
believing that they are of the same
thing as genuine HID capsules. True
that certain aftermarket halogen
bulbs contain traces of xenon gas
these days, but calling them 'HID
bulbs' is just plain deceiving. HID
capsule requires dedicated 35-watt
HID ballast to run and doesn't
contain any filament. HID capsule
outputs 3 times the intensity,
consumes less power, and lasts 5
times longer than stock halogen
I am confused on some HID
The international unit (SI) of luminous
intensity. The term has been in use since
the early days of lighting when a standard
candle of a fixed size and composition was
used as a basis for evaluating the intensity
of other light sources. This unit is used in
measuring headlight output; basically the
higher the number is the brighter the light
is.- A basic unit of thermodynamic temperature
(colour temperature) used to measure the
whiteness of the light output. The higher
the number is the bluer (or purpler) the
Lumen (lm) - The international unit (SI) of luminous
flux (quantity of light). For example, a
dinner candle produces about 12 lumens and a
standard 60-watt incandescent bulb produces
830 lumens. The higher the number is, the
brighter the light is.
The Xenon gas inside the
capsule and the mercurial Metal Halide Salts
emits light of high degree of brightness.
- An electric current
transformer that light the bulb by
discharging a high electric pulse using an
electric current switch through an electric
current from the Ballast.
- Supplies and controls the
electric current (±20,000V) to the Xenon
So HID lighting system
refers to those crisp & bright headlights
found on many luxurious European cars?
Indeed, there has been
an influx of many European, Japanese and
American cars that are utilizing HID
technology because of the superiority that
it offers. Until recent 3 years, it was almost
impossible to convert a conventional halogen
headlamp system into the new HID headlamp
technology. The reason is that OEM HID
capsule (a.k.a. D2S/D2R) requires a
specially shaped base. Therefore, OEM HID
capsule would not fit into a stock halogen
Can HID conversion kit
retrofit any conventional halogen headlight
system with genuine HID?
Yes. And some fog lamp
units too provided that space permits.
Our kit is a truly direct Plug-N-Play HID conversion
kit. It transforms ordinary
automotive and motorcycle H1, H3, H4, H4
Bi-Xenon, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 880,
9004, 9005, 9006, 9007 headlight systems into
the most advanced HID technology.
What other significance
of this conversion should I be aware of?
headlight systems are brighter than even
OEM HID system HID system in a light-intensifying halogen housing
is brighter than HID system in a light-diminishing OEM HID housing.
This is why we can't stress enough the
importance of checking your projection
beam pattern after conversion.
Beam Correction -
our system produces accurate beam with
minimal glare nor improper projection,
it is always wise to check its focal
length and adjust if necessary.
Incorrect beam pattern endangers
oncoming traffic. NHTSA & DOT received
lots of complaints regarding haphazard
glare from both aftermarket as well
as OEM HID systems.
Seems like different
brands utilize different methods for H4
Bi-Xenon capsule engineering, what technology does
your brand use and why?
design - The capsule utilizes
a D-drive mechanism, solenoid valve and
a mini electronic controller to move a
shutter linearly along the capsule to
produce a high & low beam projection.
Later on, a Taiwanese company uses a
so-called 3-D mechanism to slide as well
as tilt the capsule during high beam.
Unfortunately, the more moving parts
there are, the higher chance that parts
can malfunction, this has been true even
with top Japanese brand. Fortunately, our much
improved 2008 models have been proven to
be very reliable & durable and cover
under our 1 year warranty.
design - This solid-state design
uses HID capsule as regular and a
halogen bulb as high beams. H1 halogen
is chosen for its small size. Depending
on your lighting system, HID & halogen (ie:
low & high beam) may be turned on
simultaneously for maximum illumination.
Or alternately (ie: either low or high
beam at any one time).
Is it safe to
convert one's halogen headlight into HID?
A safety shut-off
feature is a must because such conversion
can cause fire! which isn't built into OEM
HID Ballast. You would be stunned when we tell you that
piecing other people's OEM HID ballasts
together to form a cheap hybrid kit is like
playing with fire, literally. This is why
there are no licensed Philips and Hella HID
conversion kits worldwide. Irresponsible
merchants borrow the fame of Philips & Hella
and name their hybrid kits that way - which
is misleading and unethical. OEM HID
ballasts like Philips & Hella are strictly
engineered for OEM applications, their
safety features can be heavily compromised
when installed on vehicles with stock
halogen lighting. This is why our patented
HID ballast has this advanced safety feature
built-in to provide maximum safety in aftermarket applications.
How good is your kit?
especially when you consider its exceptional
quality, reliability, ease-of-use, safety
feature, after-sales support and cost. We don't
mislabel this as a European product by
displaying labeling our HID Conversion Kit
as Philips Based & Hella Based, this is
another word for Phillips Style HID Kit or
Hella Style HID Kit, in other words,
imitation HID Kit. Our sole intention is to market a
high-quality yet affordable Plug-N-Play HID kit. Our kit
is 100% designed, engineered and fabricated
in Japan. Certain capsules are actually
My car came with OEM HID
headlight system, why do I care about your
US car dealerships
(foreign & US brands) are allowed to sell
HID capsules in 4,000K range only. OEM replacement HID capsule costs $150 each!
Ours cost a fraction of that but just as
good quality. Our HID capsules are now
available in a wide color selection: 5000K (crystal
white), 6000K (crystal blue), 8000K
(blue/purple), 10000K (deep blue), and 15000K
(ruby purple). D2S & D2R bulbs are
available for replacement. If your
car came with HID, you only need to
replace the bulbs and don't need the
whole HID Kit.
Speaking of Kelvin
temperature (K), is higher the better?
Not at all. Higher
the "K" goes up, the
lumen/brightness goes down. We don't recommend using capsules
with temperature higher than 8,000K.
For show use, you may opt for 10,000K
or 15,000K capsules.
HID ballast technologies are out there?
Some Japanese HID systems claim to
output 125% - 130% intensity when
compared to a regular HID system. They
achieve this by utilizing 50-watt HID
ballast. But bear in mind that bulb
lifespan is significantly shortened and
headlamp assembly can melt and deform
due to excessive heat production. Are
you willing to risk these?
Variable-control HID ballast can be
adjusted somewhere along 25-watt to
40-watt. It does not work from 1-watt to
35-watt so the dimming effect is
limited. Capsule lifespan also suffers
as a result.
HID draws less power from
a vehicle's electrical system, what's the
significance of this?
Power-saving HID when
compared to halogen offers the following
advantages: Less energy drain on the vehicle's battery,
there's also potential for enhanced
performance in the car's other systems.
I have to revert back to halogen
lighting from HID since my vehicle is a
Our HID conversion
kit is plug and play and is easily
reversible. The kit doesn't do any
permanent damages to the wiring harness
or the headlight housing. The
ballast draw it power from the stock
light bulb harness and is completely
safe due to the ballast only drawing
35W. Some have said that it is unsafe to
run the ballast from the harness due to
the wiring not having enough power.
A stock halogen is 55W and the ballast
is 35W, therefore the harness is able to
supply a sufficient amount of power to
run the HID bulb safely.
What can I do to prolong
the lifespan of my HID capsules?
HID capsules are very delicate & fragile
Do not touch the capsules except
their base portions. This means no
touching on the glass of the capsules,
shafts, halogen bulbs, etc. If you do
touch them by accident, use a cotton
with alcohol to wipe off the skin oil
(Touching the glass portion of the
bulb will cause the lens to burn)
Do not flash the high beams (in the
case of H4 Bi-Xenon) unless absolutely
necessary. And this applies to whether
your high/lo beams are on simultaneously
Disable DRL (daylight running
lights). This annoying feature sends
insufficient voltage to the capsules
when you first turn your key and as a
result, only 1 of 2 capsules are usually
fired up. You can 'fix' this by starting
up the engine fast before the DRL kicks
Do not turn on the engine with the
Do not turn off the engine with the
Do not allow the HID ballasts to be
exposed to excessive water/moisture even
though they are water-proof to a certain
Do not leave your HIDs on when car
is idle. This overheats them.
Do not turn them on & off
repetitively. This hurts all bulbs -
incandescent, halogen, HID, LED, etc.
Inspect headlight units to make sure
the seals are good. Make sure no
moisture buildup inside the housings.
Use Hyper Ground System and/or Hyper
Voltage System to stabilize current &
voltage. And to get the maximum
intensity of your HID system.
Is OEM projector retrofit
really better than halogen-to-HID
Firstly, let's get the
terminology straight. What others called
"HID Retrofit" actually means retrofitting
OEM HID projectors into halogen housing. What
they called "HID Conversion" means
halogen-to-HID conversion. Other
self-proclaimed HID experts try to make you
think that the former method is God while
the latter is a crime, when in fact that
both practices are illegal according to
NHTSA. But apart from legality issues, is
the former method really better?
Advantage / Dis = Disadvantage
cut-off means a no-brainer to aim
even for amateurs.
cut-off means harder to aim & more
stray glare possible.
cut-off generates intense bright &
pitch black zones that is harder on
the driver's eyes.
cut-off is easier on the driver's
eyes and glare illuminates more road
objects on the sides & on top.
Individual OEM components are legal
to sell technically speaking.
Conversion kits are illegal to sell
due to the #108 NHTSA ban.
control on OEM components are more
control on re-based & modified
components varies with brands.
Projectors can only be sourced from
junk yards, eBay or very limited
Conversion kits are more obtainable
from foreign retailers. Many convert
halogen projector headlamps into HID
ones too with great results.
Components (esp. bi-xenon
projectors) & labor can be very
(incl. hi/low beams) & labor are
substantially cheaper. Mostly DIY
Installation is only for the most
skillful & knowledgeable few (ie:
very technique-sensitive with lots
of fabrication issues if not done
Installation is a lot more
straightforward & forgiving in
Substantial modification of the
headlamp assembly is required
including drilling & breaking
original seal. So installation is
limited to headlamp size & shape.
Plug-n-play installation in 99% of
product looks noticeably different
from stock which translates into a
magnet for thieves, police &
product looks nearly identical to
stock halogen and only the
experienced few can tell the
product looks really cool & unique
when off (if done properly).
product looks plain when off (they
look identical to stock halogen).
product can still generate glare &
blind others, just look at those
projectors on BMW X5, Range Rover,
product can generate glare easier
due to incompatible reflector, focal
points, lens, etc.
work well if stock lens is crystal
clear with no fluted lines.
work well if stock lens is crystal
clear with no fluted lines.
point of HID capsule is irrelevant
to reflector type.
point of HID capsule is directly
related to reflector type.
components are not engineered for
aftermarket retrofit applications.
Aftermarket components are designed
for aftermarket applications which
translates into better waterproof.
Dis: This is
an illegal practice acording to
Dis: This is
an illegal practice acording to