Whether you are on a mission to customize your vehicle or just want to replace your traditional bulb headlights with something more modern, then you may be considering your new headlight options. While there are many types of headlights today, including traditional halogen headlights, classic incandescent headlights, LED headlights, and even laser headlights, HID headlights are a great option for a variety of reasons.
Read on to learn three benefits of HID headlights & how to make the switch.
1. HID Headlights are Among the Brightest Available
HID, or High Intensity Discharge, headlights are two to three times brighter than traditional headlights.
That means that if you tend to switch on your traditional headlights and wish they were much brighter, then HID headlights are a great option for you. Also called xenon, plasma, or ARC headlights, they are very bright and illuminate not only what is directly in front of you on the road well, but also illuminate a great distance ahead of your vehicle. This can help you drive more safely at night.
While they are very bright, HID headlights operate using very little power, so they use very little electricity.
2. They are Environmentally Friendly
Since HID headlights are so bright, yet require so little electricity to operate, they require your vehicle's engine to work less to provide power to them. This reduces the carbon dioxide emissions of your vehicle.
If you would love to take every step you can to reduce your "carbon footprint" while driving, then HID headlights are perfect for you.
3. They Come in Many Color Temperatures
When browsing your HID headlight options, don't be surprised when you see a variety of color temperature options available. The most popular HID headlight color temperatures are 5000K and 6000K. These color temperature choices are popular because they are similar in tone to natural sunlight and help provide a crystal-clear vision of the road, similar to when driving on a sunny day, at night.
Other popular color temperatures available include 7000K (blue) and 32000K (yellow). Blue HIDs are another popular choice in headlights, while yellow HIDS make great fog lights.
How to Make the Switch to HID Headlights
If you like the sound of the unique benefits of HID headlights, yet you have never installed custom headlights in a vehicle before, then you may fear that they will be extremely difficult to install. However, you may be surprised at how easy it is to make the switch to HID headlights.
First, purchase an HID conversion kit for your vehicle. Then, follow this simple, 8-step tutorial at Instructables.com.
If you are tired of your current headlights that don't illuminate the road as brightly as you would like them to at night, then consider making the switch to HID headlights that offer many unique benefits above and beyond their unparalleled brightness.