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
Incandescent bulbs light up when electricity produces heat and light as it flows through a filament, which is usually made of tungsten. Halogen lights work because of a chemical reaction between the halogen gases in the bulb and a filament.Full Answer >
Sylvania claims that its Silver Star Ultra headlights are the brightest on the market as of 2014, with 50 percent brighter lights than standard halogen lights. Other very bright headlights include Putco Pure Halogen Headlight Bulbs, PIAA Xtreme White Bulbs and Vision X Superwhite Headlight Bulbs.Full Answer >
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 >
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 >