High-intensity discharge, or HID, lights provide a very bright white light when compared to other types of automotive lighting, including halogen and LED lights. HID lights rely on a short electrical arc to heat up a ball of xenon gas, which leads to their bright white light and far-reaching glow.
HID lights, sometimes called xenon headlights, have a long history of use in prestigious luxury cars although they are becoming increasingly common on less expensive vehicles. In comparison to traditional halogen bulbs, HID lights produce more light yet use less power than typical halogen bulbs. Most xenon headlights feature a bluish-white tint and offer better illumination and enhanced peripheral vision and visibility on the road. Another advantage is that HID lights enable drivers to see color much better when driving in the dark.Learn More
A projector beam headlight is a light that is placed within a "projector bowl" casing that projects all the light being generated through a projector lens. The projector bowl is typically made from metal and is finished in chrome paint so it can generate a stronger, focused light.Full Answer >
Condensation develops in headlights when the headlight housing does not vent properly. This is exacerbated when the car is parked in a shady or damp area. Condensation sometimes appears as a coating of mist on the inside of the headlight housing and sometimes as actual drops of water that run down the inside of the housing.Full Answer >
To clean a headlight lens, remove the headlights, sand the lens, apply polish and UV sealant, replace your headlights and properly align them. Three microfiber cloths, glass cleaner or soap and water, sandpaper, lens polish, UV sealant, chalk and a screwdriver are needed for the task.Full Answer >
To replace a headlight bulb, find the headlight, take out the power wires, replace the old bulb, and reattach the wires. You need a replacement bulb, an owner's manual and a screwdriver.Full Answer >