It is really important to know what type of factory lights you have in the vehicle to choose correct aftermarket bulbs. To learn more about the types of factory lights and their specifications just read the article
Automatic Lights are coming on whenever it is getting dark or you are driving in a tunnel. Automatic Lights usually come on just right before you start the ignition. So the battery will be focused on ignition. Therefore HIDs will try to ignite on a lower voltage again. Note that Using Auto Switch “ON”, aftermarket bulbs may not work correctly with any particular vehicle’s setup. To disable Automatic lights to need to turn your Auto Switch to “Manual” position.
Daytime running lights are on during the day. Usually they come on automatically. Since DRLs operate at lower voltage, it may cause a premature failure of the bulb. We do strongly advise our customers do disable DRLs if possible. Or at least you can use a separate relay kit to provide sufficient power to the ballasts. DRLs can be disabled in 3 ways: 1) You can check on vehicle computer if it possible. 2) You can pull out a DRL fuse in the fuse box. 3)Refer to a mechanic for professional assistance
Alarm Flashing Lights are bulbs that are flashing when you lock/unlock the car. When your lights are flashing ballasts are sending a certain amount of power to the bulbs, but cuts off immediately. So the ballasts do not get a needed power; therefore it may cause a premature failure of the ballast. Usually, you can disable this feature in vehicle’s computer security settings or refer to particular alarm system installer. Also, it is possible to switch alarm flashing lights to parking lights in vehicles computer security settings.
HID lights are designed for projector headlight type and LED lights are better in a reflector, though you can install 35W HID lights in a reflector housing for low beams. We do not recommend installing 55W HID lights in reflector for high beams since there is a high possibility to blind the oncoming traffic.
If you are willing to upgrade your factory lights to HIDs or LEDs, it may happen that it is not so easy to find the same bulb size as your factory one is. We sell most common bulb sizes to replace factory headlights and fog lights bulbs.
Here is information for you to see what bulb sizes may be replaceable.
*H4, 9004, 9007, H13 can be Single beam, Lo/Hi halogen and Bi-Xenon
First of all, everything depends on the year, make and model of the vehicle you drive, the automatic features and setting you have for your headlights. It is important to understand that aftermarket lights may require modifications or additional item to be installed with the kit, even if it is plug and play.
American vehicles, especially SUVs, such as Dodge, Jeep, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Ram in most cases require a relay harness with load resistors to prolong the lifespan of the lights and stabilize the power that goes to HID or LED system. For such vehicles, it is also important to disable Automatic Lights and Daytime Running Lights functions, that reduce the lifespan of aftermarket lights. Regarding European cars, such as Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen that usually face warning on the dash, computer warning cancellers are mostly used to resolve the issue.
If you are not sure about the anti-flicker module you need, you may contact our dedicated Customer Service team to get recommendations about the LED or HID kit to work perfectly on your vehicle.
9005 and 9006 bulbs are considered to be single beam sizes. If your headlight housing has one bulb for low and high beam and it is 9005 or 9006 size, then you have a movable housing. Such kind of housing will move and switch the headlights from low to high even with the single beam bulb being installed.
It is not recommended to use parts of different wattage in one electrical system. Using components of different wattage will reduce the lifespan of the lights and can cause a premature failure of the bulb.
5000k to 6000k are the brightest and also the purest white (some already sense a slight blue tint in the 6000k). The colors above 6000k become progressively more blue but less bright. If you dip below 5000k, the tint becomes warmer and some of the brightness is sacrificed. Please, click here to see the wide range of all color temperatures we offer.
The vehicle owner’s manual may recommend the best types of bulbs for your headlights. There may also be a recommendation on the bulb itself. The bulb type and wattage should be printed or molded into the base of the bulb. You can also use our Search by vehicle feature.
For vehicles with Daytime Running Lights which share the same bulb with the HID light, you will need to disable the DRL mode. DRLs operate on reduced wattage or fluctuating current levels. This will cause the HID system to flicker and burn out prematurely. Please ensure that your OEM headlight harness is providing a constant 12 volts not to damage the HID system. The Auto Switch On may affect the lifespan of the HID ballasts and the bulbs. Automatic Lights usually come on just right before you start the ignition. So the battery will be focused on ignition. Therefore HIDs will try to ignite on a lower voltage again. Note that Using Auto Switch “ON”, aftermarket bulbs may not work correctly with any particular vehicle’s setup, that is why the manual operation of the lights is recommended.
halogen kit allows you to have low beam HID, and high beam halogen.
magnet inside of the Bi-Xenon bulb will switch from low to high beam with the
help of the control box on the relay harness, that is included in the kit. In
this kit, both low and high beams are HIDs, providing great visibility in the
city and off road.
halogen and Bi-Xenon kits will let you having both low and high beams using one
Standard car headlights run on a 12v electrical system. HID Xenon lighting systems require over 23,000 volts to ignite the bulbs. Once lit, they only require 85 volts to keep them running. Ballasts are necessary for the lamps to turn on and to regulate the voltage. It is, therefore, an integral part of the system. Even the wires that connect the bulbs to the ballasts are special high voltage lines made specifically for this purpose.
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights have a glass gas chamber that replaces the filament of traditional halogen light bulbs. The gas is ignited with an approximately 23,000 volt charge and stays illuminated by a constant 12v source that is provided by a ballast connected directly to the battery.
Cheap xenon-filled halogen bulbs do not use the same technology and are tinted blue to give off a white light. They still have a filament and produce less light output than standard halogen bulbs of the same wattage.
Never touch the bulb glass with bare hands, as oil from your skin can shorten the lifespan of the bulb. If you happen to touch the bulb, remove any oils that may settle on it with a very soft cotton cloth soaked in alcohol. HID bulbs that are exposed to oils and grease will shatter and are not covered under the 2-year warranty.
For anyone who is somewhat mechanically-inclined, this installation is considered 'do-it-yourself'. Our kits are ready to install right-out-of-the-box. We also provide you with a full set of easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions that will guide you along the way.
There is four choices for H4, 9004, 9007, and H13 bulb sizes: (1) Single beam. (2) Low Xenon / High Halogen. (3) Bi-Xenon. The single beam kit performs only for one beam (high or low). The Low Xenon / High Halogen lights have one bulb base where 2 bulbs are mounted: an HID bulb for the low beam and a halogen bulb for the high beam. The Bi-Xenon kits have an HID bulb that moves inward for the high beam, so both the high and low beams are HID.
No, single beam kit usually doesn't include a relay wiring harness. HID kit is supposed to operate with 2 bulbs and 2 ballasts, unless it is Bi-Xenon Conversion kit. The necessity of using additional wiring with aftermarket HID lights is one of most common concerns when upgrading factory halogen headlights. In any case, a relay harness will be connected directly to the battery. Thus, HID lights get a stable power and longer lifespan.
This is only a guide how to adjust the alignment
of your headlights. We recommend you see a specialist for the best alignment
for your HID headlights
your car on a level surface 20 feet behind another vehicle 2. Remove the trim
around the headlights and locate the adjusting screws. These screws are
typically found adjacent to the headlight
should be one screw at the top of the headlight to adjust vertically and
another screw to one side of the headlight to adjust horizontally. In some cars
there may be adjusting bolts rather than screws
4. Turn on
5. Use a
screw driver or socket to adjust the screws or bolts. Turn the upper screw or
bolt clockwise to raise the headlight, and counterclockwise to lower it. Turn
the side screws or bolts to move the headlight right or left
the headlight so the cut off of the beam is just above the bumper of the car in
front (as in picture)
certain that the headlights are aligned evenly, point the lights at a flat
wall at a distance of 20 feet and adjust until the beams are level
One of the most frequently asked questions when upgrading lights to HID system is the difference between AC and DC ballasts. We have a great article for You to learn the differences between them and choose the ballasts you need
Prevent flickering/flashing lights issue, error on the dash; tricks the computer by making it think the original lights are installed
Prevent flickering/flashing lights issue, error on the dash. Add additional resistance to the circuit, trick the computer making it think that original lights are installed; Prolong the lifespan of aftermarket lights
Installation with HID lights
Plug and play; should be installed between a bulb and ballast with HID kit/between the relay harness and a ballast
Plug and play; one resistor is attached to the relay harness and another goes to the factory plug in single beam kit; one pair of resistors goes to the relay harness and the second one goes to the factory plug in Bi-Xenon kit.
Installation with LED lights
Plug and play; compatible only with relay harness and 9005/9006 LED bulb
Compatible with all LED bulb sizes
Compatible with 35W/55W
Compatible with 35W/55W
Get extremely hot (about 180 degrees C); should be mounted to a metal frame
Have built-in capacitor and resistors
50W 6 Ohm load resistors
Mostly European cars (BMW, Mercedes, VW)
Mostly Americans cars, especially SUVs (Ford, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Ram)
Sometimes it happens that aftermarket HID lights cause static on FM radio. This issue can be resolved with the help of EMC Filter Warning Cancellers. Just install the unit between the ballast input and the ballast feed.
low beams 4 chips on one side high beams 4 chips on each side
low beams 1 chip on each side high beams 2 chips on each side
With the help of color filters, you can change
the color of the LED light. With blue sleeve you get the color close to 8000K,
using yellow sleeve you get 3000K and using no sleeve- 5000K-6000K, which is
pure white light. Having LED kit with ETI chips you get clear white light since
these LEDs do not use any sleeve.
The LED driver has the following protection: low
voltage, over voltage, short circuit , open circuit, overtemperature.
LEDs have no color temperature. Comparing to HIDs if you have LED kit with Cree chips and blue sleeves you get the color close to 8000K, using yellow sleeves you get 3000K and using no sleeve- 5000K-6000K, which is pure white light. Having LED kit with ETI chips you get clear white light since these LEDs do not use any sleeve.
Usually LED lights do not require any additional items, though vehicles equipped with Canbus system may conflict with aftermarket lights. To prolong the lifespan of LED lights and eliminate flickering or flashing lights issue, it is recommended to add resistors to LED kit. Load resistor should be installed between the factory plug and LED bulb itself.
The resistors should give the additional load to the current so that the computer will ‘think’ that the halogen bulbs are installed. Also, they will stabilize the power which goes to the LEDs.
H4 Bi-xenon bulb should be installed with the metal locking ring and reflector part. Though if you have a factory light cap inside the reflector housing, you can take the locking ring and the metal reflector apart with the help of a screwdriver. If there is no factory light cap, the bulb should be installed with the locking ring and reflector component.
To install H4 Bi-xenon bulb properly, you should install the metal reflector part into the housing first and then install the bulb itself.
Some vehicles have reversed polarity. If you are not sure about your vehicle, you should check it without warning cancellers first in order to prevent any sort of damage. To reverse polarity you should rotate the 2 pin connector between the ballast and bulb 180 degrees around and plug it back. Please, do it on both sides. Afer you make sure that you have reversed polarity on the vehicle, you should install the warning cancellers.
IMPORTANT! To reverse polarity with warning cancellers on single beam kit, you should rotate the 2 pin oval connector between the ballast and warning cancellers. Only after the polarity is reversed, you can connect the bulb to the factory plug.
To make HID kit operate on a vehicle with reversed polarity, you should reverse polarity on the HID kit as well.
As you can see in Picture 1, the male ballast connector has a small protruding latch and its corresponding female connector has a clasp that will clip onto that latch. This is the way it is normally connected.
Because halogen bulbs will work with the polarity reversed; many vehicles have the polarity reversed on one side or on both sides. HID lights, however, will not work with reversed polarity and this will need to be corrected.
If your lights don't work when they are connected as they should be, all you need to do is turn around one of the connectors as shown in Picture 2 and connect them the other way around as shown in Picture 3.
You should make sure the connection is tight. Because the connectors will not latch together this way around, it is advisable to use electrical tape to ensure that the connectors don't come apart.
Now test your lights and make sure they work correctly.
Flickering is usually caused by aftermarket bulbs drawing less power than factory ones.The most common case is when your Daytime Running Lights are the same bulbs which you are upgrading. If your vehicle senses a different bulb due to less power is drawn, your vehicle will try to ignite the HIDs repeatedly, which will lead to flickering.
A relay wiring harness will switch power for your factory wiring directly to the battery. Since the power is drawn directly from the battery, bypassing the factory wiring, you may increase the lifespan of the HID kit in this way.
Load Resistors are electrical components which provide resistance within a circuit, thus providing "load on it". They should trick the computer system into thinking that the factory bulb is being installed. Also, resistors are applied to smooth the current flow; therefore it may prolong the longevity of the HID bulbs.
In general dual beam bulb are H13 (9008), H4 (9003), 9007 (HB5) and 9004 (HB1). Different bulb size has different pin pattern that connects low beams, high beams and ground.
One of the most common issues with dual beam HID lights is that the connector that goes to the factory plug might have a different pin pattern comparing to different vehicles.. If your low beams turn on for high beams on your HID kit, or vise versa, you should repin the wires to make them be correctly connected to your low beams and high beams. The connector that goes to the original bulb plug has three pins with three wires leading to them. The white wire is for low beam, the blue wire is for high beam and the brown wire is the common ground.
Each vehicle has its own configuration for your low/high beams and ground.
To take the pins of the plastic connector out, you should know that they are fixed with little latches.
You can easily swap the pins on HID connector. Here is how to do it:
1)Take the plastic connector with the curved side down.
2) Insert a paper clip into the hole below the pin where the latches are. Press the latch towards the pin as it is shown in Pictures
3) Now you can pull the pins from the back. You should do it with both low and high beams pins.
4) Now, after you have the pins out of the plastic connector, you can see a small pressed latches on them.
5) As soon as you are ready to put the leads back into the plastic connector for the correct configuration, you should push the latches up to make them curved again. The last step is just to insert the pins back into the plastic connector.
Dust cover is an important thing that protects a bulb and housing from filing up with dust and moisture. Using a dust cover with LED bulb will also prolong its lifespan keeping the fan clean. When installing aftermarket LED bulb it may happen that the bulb fan is too large to be installed with the original dust cover. If it is your situation, a little modification may be needed. You may just drill a hole in the factory dust cap to take the LED wiring out. The second option is to use an aftermarket rubber dust cover with a hole for LED wiring. This kind of the dust cap should be a cylinder form to have enough space for the heat sink.
Sometimes it is not enough to upgrade the factory halogen lights to HID bulbs, so some drivers change the whole headlight assembly. It can be a projector or a reflector housing. Some aftermarket assemblies have pre-installed halogen bulbs, so there is no need for you to order a conversion kit along with the housing. If you are looking for a conversion kit for a new housing, the first thing to do is to find out the bulb size you need. The bulb size that is required should be indicated in the instructions for the new headlight assembly or on the website (in product details/information) on the website you purchased the lights from. Some manufacturers indicate the bulb size inside of the housing. The original headlights were for example 9007 (dual beam) bulb size and now you have separate low and high beams. It can be for example H1 for low beams and H1 for high beams. Now you need to connect your new headlights to the factory plug. Then, you should connect the positive and negative wires from the HID bulb to the power and ground from the new headlight housing.
Aftermarket housing should have a 3 pin connector coming from the back of it and it should be connected to your factory 9007 socket. This will allow you to use both low and high beams in the new headlight housing. Inside the assembly, there are 2 separate sockets to fit the bulbs- one socket for low and one socket for high. It doesn't matter if you want to upgrade just low or high beams or both, the factory socket should be connected to all 3 pin plug from the back of headlight assembly.
If you want to add a relay wiring harness to your HID lights, it should be connected to the ballasts an bulbs only. No factory connector included.
If the factory retaining ring does not fit on the back side of the 9004/9007 Bi-Xenon bulb, the bulb can be split into two pieces to make your installation easier. The bulb locking ring separates by twisting it, so the retaining ring can be slid over the front of the bulb assembly rather than from behind. Please, follow the steps below to do it
1) Turn the locking ting to the OPEN position (you can hold the locking ring with one hand and the bulb’s base with the other), 2) Take the front piece (locking ring) off 3) Slide a factory retainer ring on and then put the front part of the bulb back on again. 4) Now you can push it in and turn it at the same time so it locks.
The other installation option is to remove the locking ring, install it to the housing, reinstall the retaining ring and insert the bulb relocking it in its place.
The H13 Bi-Xenon bulbs have the locking rings which can be removed to make the installation process easier. The locking ring can be installed to the housing at first, and then the HID bulb may be inserted and relocked in its place.
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