Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: HID Bulbs
Forget about those! It should be illegal to even put HID in the description of those stupid blue coated HALOGEN bulbs. It is a huge rip off. They are nothing but a standard halogen bulb, with a blue coating to "color" the light. The coating actually reduces the available light output of the bulb.
HID is "High Intensity Discharge", and develops the light by producing an electric arc between two electrodes in the capsule. There is no "filament" heated by electric current.
To get HID, you do have to have a ballast, and the HID bulb to go with it. The ballast creates a high voltage (around 1500 volts) to start the arc, then when the arc chamber reaches operating temperature and the arc stabilizes the voltage drops back to around 85 volts to maintain it.
Get one of the many available REAL HID systems for your LT, you won't regret it.
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