Welcome to Philips-Xenon.com. We provide Genuine German made Philips Xenon HID Kits, we also tell our customers what to look for in finding a genuine Philips HID Kit and a fake. On top of providing our customer with Real Philips HID Kits, we also carry OEM HID Conversion kits which utilize a 100% OEM ballast. We have high end RSI HID Kits, replacement HID Bulbs, replacement HID Ballasts, OEM HID bulbs like D1S, D2S, D3S, D4S, we carry OEM HID Ballasts too. don't go to the dealer to get a replacement OEM Ballast as we carry the same thing for about 1/3 the cost.
What is HID or Xenon?
High-intensity discharge lamps (HID headlamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. This tube is filled with both gas and metal salts. The gas facilitates the arc's initial strike. Once the arc is started, it heats and evaporates the metal salts forming a plasma, which greatly increases the intensity of light produced by the arc and reduces its power consumption. High-intensity discharge lamps are a type of arc lamp.
High-intensity discharge lamps make more visible light per unit of electric power consumed than fluorescent and incandescent lamps since a greater proportion of their radiation is visible light in contrast to heat.
Beginning in the early 1990s, HID lamps have been employed in motor vehicle headlamps. This application has met with mixed responses from motorists, who appreciate the improved night time visibility from HID headlamps but object to the glare they can cause. European vehicle regulations require such headlamps to be equipped with lens cleaners and an automatic self-leveling system to keep the beams aimed correctly regardless of vehicle load and attitude, but no such devices are required on motorcycles, or where ECE regulations are inapplicable. The fitting of HID conversion kits (which include HID lamps that fit into original headlamp units in place of the original bulbs with no change to the headlamp's lens, reflector or housing) generally results in extremely high levels of glare, and is illegal throughout most of the world. However, complete halogen headlamp units can be replaced with complete HID headlamp units, provided that the replacement headlamp units comply with the applicable standards.
HID lamps are used in high-performance bicycle headlamps as well as flashlights and other portable lights,because they produce a great amount of light per unit of power. As the HID lights use less than half the powerof an equivalent tungsten-halogen light, a significantly smaller and lighter-weight power supply can be used.HID lamps have also become common on many aircraft as replacements for traditional landing and taxi lights.
HID lamps are also used in lamps for underwater diving. The higher efficacy of HID lamps compared to halogen units means longer burn times for a given battery size and light output.
All HID conversion kits or Xenon HID Kits, no matter the source, are not DOT approved if installed outside of the factory. Moreover, in the U.S, this is not street legal for use on public roads. As a result, we officially endorse these headlights kits for exhibition and off-road use and will only sell these HID kits to be used for these purposes. We are not responsible for buyers who violate the terms of sale. They will assume all responsibilities for any unauthorized or unintended use other than exhibition or off-road use.