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In the early years of the HID headlight system, it was only the high-end imports that were equipped. If you asked around about having the same headlight system installed in your car, it was always said that you could have HID headlights for a thousand bucks. So, we just went on our way, having never given it a second thought.

HID HeadLights

Times have changed! You too, can own a high quality HID headlight system, in nearly any make or model vehicle. Most vehicles are still using the old yellow light, factory installed headlight systems. But, if you have ever ridden in a vehicle with an HID headlight system, you know you have to have the same system in your car. The quality and clarity of light is nothing short of spectacular! Instead of the old yellow light you have to strain through in some situations, just to see ahead of you … the HID headlight system will amaze you, every time you drive your vehicle. Once you have HID light, you will never go back!

Now let’s talk about price. We assure you … you still won’t find an excuse not to have HID’s installed. The price is suitable on any size budget. Commonly price around 200 dollars or less for both low beams and high beams, and that includes installation … you too can now afford such a great headlight system!

S&R are professional HID installers. Not only can we install the HID headlight system on any make or model vehicle, for which they are produced … but we can also diagnose the issues you may have, when many attempt to install the system themselves. Unless you have the experience it takes to install these types of lighting systems, we recommend you have your HID system installed by professionals.

 

 

Do-It-Yourself Installation vs Professional Installation

Yes, you can purchase an HID system yourself on E-Bay or some other online store … but do you know what your really getting? And if you do happen to get the right system … how hard is an HID system to install? Many of those online stores advertise that these systems are “plug and play” headlight systems … and some of them are. But, what happens when you plug everything up and it doesn’t work? Believe it or not … this is actually common. S&R is contacted at minimum, 10 times a month by someone who purchased their HID headlight system online, under the impression their HID headlight system would be an easy install because it is only a few wires.

Well, it’s true that there are only a couple wires … but what you should be concerned about is polarity issues, capacitor installation or even frying your wiring should you plug in the wrong type of system. Yes, these online stores make it look easy … because they are trying to sell you their product … but the truth is … things aren’t always that easy. We highly recommend you have your HID system installed by the professionals. We offer HID headlights for as little as 100 dollars, installed.

 

 

What Happens When My HID Headlight Bulb Blows Out?

One question that we are asked on a regular basis is … what happens when my HID headlight bulbs blow out … do I have to buy an entire new system? The answer is No, you don’t have to purchase a new system. If your HID headlight bulbs come to the end of their life, you simply replace the bulb. Just like you would do when your factory installed headlight bulb blows, you would do with the HID headlight bulb.

 

Single Beam Dual Beam (Hi & Lo) Replacement HID Headlight Bulbs
  • H1
  • H3
  • H7
  • H8
  • H9
  • H10
  • H11
  • H16
  • H27
  • 9005
  • 9006
  • 9012
  • 9040
  • 9045
  • 9055
  • 9140
  • 9145
  • 5202
  • 2504
  • 880
  • 881
  • 885
  • 886
  • 889
  • 891
  • 893
  • 894
  • 896
  • 898
  • 899
  • D2S
  • D2R
  • H4
  • H13
  • 9004
  • 9007
  • D2S
  • D2R
HID Bulbs

 

What Is HID?

High-Intensity Discharge lamps (HID) produce light with an electric arc rather than a glowing filament. The high intensity of the arc comes from metallic salts that are vapourised within the arc chamber. These lamps are formally known as gas-discharge burners and have a higher efficacy than tungsten lamps. Because of the increased amounts of light available from HID burners relative to halogen bulbs, HID headlamps producing a given beam pattern can be made smaller than halogen headlamps producing a comparable beam pattern. Alternatively, the larger size can be retained, in which case the xenon headlamp can produce a more robust beam pattern.

Automotive HID may be called “xenon headlamps”, though they are actually metal-halide lamps that contain xenon gas. The xenon gas allows the lamps to produce minimally adequate light immediately upon start, and shortens the run-up time. The usage of argon, as is commonly done in street lights and other stationary metal-halide lamp applications, causes lamps to take several minutes to reach their full output.

The light from HID headlamps can exhibit a distinct bluish tint when compared with tungsten-filament headlamps, although a range of spectra are available commonly specified as a Color Temperature.