Blog: Headlight Tech

Headlight Tech: Wire Harnesses

Posted: January 18, 2017

Your car will be converted for compatibility with your ballasts but also does double duty to provide the right amount of power to these components. Background A wire harness is installed so that your factory headlight circuit can control your new HID system properly. Generally speaking you can’t just plug the ballasts into the sockets […]

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Headlight Tech: Headline Tech Shrouds And Bezels

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If you think you’re going to cover a TL bi-xenon with a Mini Gatling Gun, you’ll be in for it. Background Unlike the projectors, ballasts, and bulbs – shrouds, also known as bezels, are not an essential here. They simply enhance the completed look of the retrofit from the outside by covering the bare projector […]

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Headlight Tech: Hid Projectors

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Are you looking for something that is easy to install, or are you looking to get your hands dirty even if it means major modification to the headlights are involved? Background As the saying goes “Power is nothing without Control” – so why bother installing HID’s in your headlights without the proper fixture to capture […]

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Headlight Tech: Hid Bulbs

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Projector optics are so sensitive that if the bulb doesn’t fit well, these points will be off, and your output will suffer. Background HID bulbs have a capsule filled with a mixture of noble gasses and metal halide salts. Unlike a halogen bulb that relies on a glowing tungsten filament to produce light, xenon bulbs […]

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Headlight Tech: HID Ballasts

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Operating at high voltage and the temperature rising quickly, vaporizing the halide salts and making the light output from the bulb spectrally complete. Background In 1993, BMW became the first automaker to offer a vehicle with HID headlights. Powered by a monster sized HID ballast (around the size of a brick) that ran off AC […]

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