Headlights revolutionized the world of driving. It allowed for 24-hour driving and made the road safer for motorists. But incandescent bulbs have its share of disadvantages. For one, it causes glare that can be discomforting and dangerous. And since incandescent bulbs work on the concept of heat transmission, they can also be very inefficient. Another downside is that incandescent bulbs will only run for about 1,000 hours. So for years, technicians and engineers have been working on creating the perfect headlights for the automobile industry. As a result, a variety of lighting systems have been developed. These include; halogen headlights and High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs. Among these automotive lighting systems, the HID bulb has proven to be the most efficient.

 

So how do HID lamps work?

HID (High Intensity Discharge) is made possible by xenon gas. Xenon gas is heavy, colorless, and highly conductive. While most bulbs have filaments, xenon HID bulbs do not. Instead, ballasts carry a current to the bulbs, where inside, the xenon gas heats up instantly, turning extremely bright. HID bulbs can wield enough power to virtually mimic daylight driving conditions, and also last infinitely longer. Because of their propensity to present a much brighter road ahead, HID kits are widely used because of their safety.

Now for DIY enthusiast this process isn’t exactly plug and play. While you won’t need an advanced degree you’ll need to be comfortable with a number of different systems and be ready to get your hands dirty working on your car.

 

That said here are the top HID Kits, different models you can buy right now

     
Kensun HID Xenon Conversion Kit Apex HID Xenon Conversion Kit Innovited AC 55W HID Xenon Conversion Kit
• 35W

• Plug-and-Play Installation

• 100% Weather-proof, shock-proof, water-proof

• 3x Much light than a 55w halogen bulb

• 35W

• Plug-and-Play Installation

• 100% Weather-proof, shock-proof, water-proof

• 2 to 3x Much light as a halogen lamp

• 12V

• 55W

• 20x Longer than halogen bulbs

Has range of different fitting sizes available.

2 year warranty

 

Easy to install.

Comes in multiple colors

2 year warranty

Has slim ballast and fits well in modern cars.

Fair price

 

 

 

     
Xentec H13/9008 10000K Advanced Slim Alloy Ballast HID Xenon Kit w/ Hi-beam Halogen Bolt AC 55w Hi-Power HID Kit Xtreme Vision® 35W HID Xenon Conversion Kit with Premium Slim Ballast
• 12V

• 35W

• Plug-and-Play Installation

• 100% Water resistant construction

• 3x Brighter light than halogen

• 13.5V

• 55W

• Plug-and-Play Installation

• 6x More light than halogen

• 12V

• 35W

• Plug-and-Play Installation

• 100% Weather-proof, shock-proof, water-proof

• 2 to 3x Much light as a halogen lamp

Easy to install

Comes in 7 different colors

 

Easy to install

Comes in multiple colors

2 year warranty

3 times brighter than halogen lamps

2 year warranty

Easy to install