Upgrading different aspects of your vehicle can be a fun and exciting adventure, especially if you have a specific vision in mind. HID lights are generally the first upgrade that vehicle owners look for due to the fact that it can completely revolutionize the way that your car looks without having to change the actual body. With that being said, HID lights are also incredibly expensive and in order to ensure that you receive the best bang for your buck, there are a few things to consider when searching for conversion kits.
Finding Reputable Manufacturers and Sellers
The first thing to remember when searching for HID conversion kits is that you will want to find a reputable seller that deals with well-known and reliable manufacturers. The reason being that since HID lights are so popular, there are many companies who make “knock-offs” that are far less bright than real HID lights and that last for a limited amount of time. Consider looking into customer reviews and conducting an ample amount of internet research to find the best manufacturers for your HID lights and where to get them.
The Components of a HID Kit
The majority of the time when you are looking for HID lights, you will need to purchase a HID kit. Before purchasing, consider whether the kit that you are interested in has all of the components that you will need. For a vehicle with two headlights you will require:
• 2 HID Bulbs
• 2 Ballasts
• 2 Clamps
• Installation Manual
• Zip Ties
If you own a vehicle with one headlight (such as a motorcycle) these values will be decreased by one.
The Color Temperature
Another important factor to consider when looking for HID conversion kits is the color temperature of the HID bulbs that you are purchasing. The majority of high quality bulbs will give off a blue/white hue that is quite similar to natural daylight. With that being said, there are a variety of other different hues that you can consider using for your HID lights, including:
• 3000K (Gold)
• 4300K (Bright White)
• 5000K (White)
• 6000K (Crystal White)
• 8000K (Crystal Blue)
• 10000K (Aqua Blue)
• 12000K (Purple-Blue)
It is important to take note of your local laws to determine whether your chosen color temperature is legal or not. This is especially important if you are looking into HID bulbs that are over 10000K as they are generally used for off-roading purposes.