Re: explain HID Vs xenon
Xenon is a term used fairly indiscriminately from a marketing and product description standpoint. There's really not a difference between HID and Xenon, because Xenon is the gas used in HID lamps.
When the term Xenon is used as a descriptor for the much more common incandescent-style bulbs, it is fairly disingenuous labeling. Most "xenon" filament-style headlights are simply halogen bulbs, with a blue coating on the glass, thereby actually reducing lumens, effectively. Some incandescent bulbs can be filled with xenon gas instead of halogen gas, but in both cases the gas is just there to preserve the filament, not produce light (as it does in an HID).
Terms like HID, LED, and incandescent all describe the style of lighting technology. Xenon is simply a gas. When xenon is used to describe an incandescent bulb product, it is usually BS.
Last edited by ICT Rider; Mar 29th, 2017 at 6:40 pm.