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How to choose car headlights and tail light bulbs for lighting

September 6, 2010

Improve Your Car Interior and Exterior Lights with Xenon HID Bulbs

In the mordern world, the high  traffic world, more and more car accidents happened in every corner of the earth. One of the main reasons lies in the conventional car halogen lights cos the halogen lamps cant work well during fog or rainy days especially in the night time.

Anyhow a brighter, safer light for night time and bad weather driving, Xenon HID Bulbs help you to stay safe on the road away from the fog or bad weather night time. And this isn’t the only benefit Xenon lights have to offer! Along with their better lighting, xenon lights also offer better energy efficiency, less maintenance, better durability and a much more dependable lifespan than halogen lights. With the greater popularity of these lights, car owners have a greater variety of lights to choose from.

blue xenon bulbs

blue xenon bulbs

How to choose the right Xenon HID Kits right xenon bulbs type for your car?

Firstly, I want to let you know, there is Single beam and Dual Beam Bulb (BI-Xenon) types.

bi-xenon bulbs

bi-xenon bulbs

single beam xenon bulbs--MYDEPOTS.COM

single beam xenon bulbs--MYDEPOTS.COM

a) If your car use one bulb to give High beam and another bulb to give Low beam, that means your current bulb is Single beam model, so it should be one of these types: H1/H3/H4(HB2)/H7/H11/9004/9005(HB3)/9006(HB4)/9007/880/881.

You should buy the HID KIT accordding to your current bulb types. While, one KIT can give you only High Or Low, if you want both, you have to buy 2 sets.

b) If your car use one bulb to give both High and Low beams, that means your current bulb have two filaments, or we called it Dual Beam Bulb, so you should buy a BI-Xenon HID Kit, like H4-3(HB2),9004-3,9007-3,H13-3. You should buy the Bi-Xenon HID KI accordding to your current bulb types. Bi-Xenon bulbs are telescopic model, it can move so you can have one bulb to give you High and Low. One set of BI-Xenon HID KIT can give you both High and Low with HID.

c) There is another bulb type, H4-2(HB2) HID KIT , this kind of bulb is similar to H4-3, it can give you both High and Low beam, but one of the beam is halogen, another is HID. If your car use H4 type bulb to give both High and Low, you can buy H4-2 or H4-3 HID KIT.

Choose the right color for your car headlights and tail lights bulbs

When buying new xenon bulbs you may have noticed that they have different colour temperatures listed next them, for example 6000k, 8000k or even 140000k. The K stands for Kelvin and it is the unit used to measure the colour emitted by xenon bulbs.

Most colour temperature is rated from 4000K to 12000K while there are still some special colors exsiting such as 3000K for yellow golden .The colours are listed below

Special color

3000K is yellow golden

150000K is sky blue

30000K is pink, red , blue, green etc

ordinary color

4300K    Extreme White    3100 lumens

5000k    pure White            3000 lumes

6000K    Diamond White    2900 lumens

8000K    Iceberg Blue         2500 lumens

10000K   Brilliant Blue      2300 lumens

12000K   Deep blue            2100 lumens

all of the colors and its effectiveness, refer to the picture provided by HID KID professional manufacturerMYDEPOTS.COM

bubls color

bubls color