Xenon vs HID

Advantages of HID/Xenon over Halogen bulbs

  • 70% more light output compared with halogen bulbs
  • 10x longer life
  • More crisp white light with Xenon
  • Less power consumption – 35W Philips vs. 55W of Halogen

Upgrading your headlights will make a huge difference in visiblity at night. Projecting a further beam of light and broadening your road coverage. You will see further, see more and be more visible to other drivers. The sooner you can see hazards on the road, the more time you have to react.

Xenon bulbs contain a gas tube which is ignited by high voltage near 23,000 Volts. Compared to halogen bulbs which operate at 12V and use old school technology by heating a wire filament to emit light. Below you can see example of a OEM halogen bulb compared with a halogen bulb with blue tint. To the right is a real HID/Xenon Bulb.

Many halogen bulbs sold on the market will claim they are xenon charged, however this is a marketing scheme. Infact the so claimed “xenon bulbs” sold on the market such as Brands such as Lumincs, Nokya and other generics are infact higher wattage halogen bulbs with blue tinted glass. From our scientific test, these bulbs will yield less output and put your vehicles wiring at a greater risk than the factory bulbs supplied from factory. These fake xenon bulbs also last 1/2 times the normal life of of OEM halogen bulbs, putting you in a situation of switching bulbs every few months. Below you can see the result of a 1 month used high wattage H1 halogen bulb that claimed to be “xenon charged”. As you can see the glass exploded.

There is another type of halogen bulb myth where they claim to consume 55W but produce 85W of light. These claims are scams and are simply not true. The laws of physics are the laws of physics, there is no way to get 85W of light for 55W of electricity. These tinted bulbs aren’t any better.


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