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Why HID?

H.I.D. stands for High Intensity Discharge. It refers to lighting technology that relies on an electrical charge to ignite xenon gas contained in a sealed bulb (capsule). HID lighting doesn't have a filament but instead creates light by igniting an arc between two electrodes.

HID lights get their name from the intense white light produced by the electrical discharge. HID lamps are also called xenon lamps, referring to a gas inside the lamps.

• Provide increased contrast and color depth allowing drivers to see objects with less eyestrain and fatique.

• Illuminate reflective paint in road markers and signs, enabling drivers to navigate routes easier.

• Are durable, reliable and require significantly less maintenance for the life of the vehicle.

• Can operate for approximately 2500 hours in an automotive application compared to 1000 hours for halogen headlights.



HID provides a better vision. It can be vital to see more in borderline situations. Because the risk of having an accident at night is about twice as high as during the day - despite the fact that there is less traffic on the road. The reason: humans are inadequately equipped to see at night or in poor weather conditions. The better you can see and the more similar the light conditions are to daylight, the better the compensation for the factors that make night driving difficult:

• Overstimulation caused by the large number of traffic signs.
• Reduction of visual acuity at night to one twentieth of the daytime level.
• Loss of important information due to restricted vision, considerably reduced ability to recognise contrasts and colours.
• Tiredness and decreasing concentration.
• Diminishing powers of vision in the dark from 30 years of age onwards.