Things to consider while buying Xenon car headlights
You have to admit that Xenon car headlights are making you crazy every time you see them in the mirror and you say: ⁎Look at him. He has xenon headlights. Why can’t I have them?
HID light type, based on gas-discharge, known generic as Xenon car headlights, presents some compelling advantages. Besides bright light, clear, blowing away more than a simple halogen bulb, xenon lights consume less electricity and have the advantage that it burns very slowly.
Many “specialists” would feel that they can buy two bulbs of Xenon headlights from the shop and that the installation process is easy! False! Xenon bulbs have a high voltage and assume a more significant financial effort. In addition, specialists must install the lights on the car.
First, you must know that the installation of Xenon car headlights is a not a simple toy that can fit any kid of lights block, but a complex system, which becomes dangerous if it is not mounted in a workshop or even an auto electrician experienced.
Why say that? First, during the installation process, the headlights produce a very strong current that can seriously damage the car, as you can fry the electrical grid. It is true that the surge is well designed and protected, but if the link to the machine table is not done correctly, you will have guaranteed trouble.
Parts needed for the Xenon car headlights installation process: two triggers, two or D2R D2S Xenon bulbs, cable connection (optional), safety relays (optional)
1. If the car was fitted with Xenon version from the factory, you must buy two original surge, two bulbs, and any wires.
2. If you own a car that was not designed with those kinds of headlights from the fabric, you could buy a universal mounting kit, considering your financial resources and needs.
Kit Universal versus kit original:
An original kit is very expensive and when I say this, I mean a budget of 1,000 Euros for an Audi or VW Hella. Further, D2S or D2R bulb can cost from 90 to 138 Euros. Expensive, huh? On the other hand, large firms (Hella, Bosch, Osram, and Automotive Lighting) make original kits. This is why the quality is excellent, and they are very safe. A Xenon lamp can last forever.
Established companies rarely make universal Xenon car headlights kits, but they cost a fraction of the factory price. Their reliability remains questionable, considering the price, but for a car that is older than 10 years and you don’t want to keep it for more than 5 years, I recommend installing a universal kit.
If you are lucky and your car is factory equipped with headlights that were included in phase one short lens (magnifying glass), you will have a good chance to do a good job with a lower budget. You must buy the installation kit with two bulbs and must install them after removing the factory headlights.
If you had the misfortune to have a car designed with classic car lights (even with clear glass), which looks ordinary (bulb is not shielded by a lens or magnifying glass), it will be harder to mount the installation xenon bulb. Needless to say that the police can take your registration certificate, and they are right to do so.