How to Tell if Your Car Has HID: Comparisons Between OEM HID and Aftermarket HID Conversion Kit

HID headlights are high intensity discharge xenon headlights that don’t use a filament and last at least two to three times longer than conventional Halogen headlight bulbs. Not only do they last longer, the HID has a nice and modern xenon white look and two times the brightness than halogen to make it a very popular the world of car modifications and upgrades.

Because there are OEM HID bulb upgrades and aftermarket HID conversion kits available as options, it might be confusing for some people who come in to buy HID to determine if their car has HID or not.
For clarification, when we mention HID, we mean OEM HID where the car came equipped with HID xenon headlights from the factory. While you can get aftermarket HID headlights with excellent light output, cars that originally had the standard halogen headlamps that were subsequently converted to aftermarket HID don’t count as factory equipped.

How to visually check for OEM HID:

1.) Park your car in front of a wall or garage door. If the light is white then it’s usually HID. If the light is yellow, then it’s usually halogen. Sometimes it may be a little tricky to tell because you might not have anything to compare your color output with. Don’t confuse halogen bulbs that are blue tinted as HID bulbs since there are halogen bulbs that have been upgraded with a better lighting performance that have a blue tinted coating that only appear as if they were HID. Blue tinted halogen bulbs don’t provide the high intensity or blue/white light output.

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Volkswagen LED Replacement Bulbs for a Clean Look

These error free 10-SMD LED replacement bulbs replace the stock PWY24W PW24W halogen bulbs for a brighter, cleaner xenon white or amber yellow brilliance. The clean front end also gets rid of that ugly "fried egg" look that plagues many European car owners. Many people know how irritating that fried egg look is, as it practically makes people self-conscious of the way their car looks.

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Break Necks with Lexus IS LED Bumper Reflectors

These Lexus IS LED bumper reflectors are a nifty way to add some more unique spice to your car without going overboard. They are showy enough, but not to the point of being too overly powerful. The red LED lights serves as an alert for people around you so they can notice you more and react accordingly. The choice of red or clear smoked has a whopping 33 pieces of LED lights for the ultimate illumination.

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10W LED Driving Lights for Motorcyclists

Anyone who’s a fan of RGB LED lighting will definitely love these LED Projector Fog Lights. Some people prefer just solid xenon white and others prefer all sorts of colors they can choose from, making these perfect for those who like a splash of color in their life. It’s great for days where you don’t even feel like being flamoyant either, as you can even just stick with one color output.

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50W High Power CREE LED Bulbs to Kick up Your Volkswagen

Volkswagen MK6 Golf cars are known to be fun, sporty, and youthful and what’s better to show off some of that spunkiness than with a set of new H15 LED bulbs to spice it up? Get ahead of the bandwagon and snag a pair of these LED bulbs before everyone else does. These bulbs have practically just rolled off the assembly room so practically no one has them yet. It’s good for 2009-up Volkswagen MK6 Golf or GTi with standard halogen headlight trims for a nice new look without much effort needed.

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