Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Who Should Go for HID Lights?

High-Intensity Discharge or HID lights are no ordinary custom parts. More than mere car accessories, this headlight system, not just changes the look of the vehicle, but also enhances road safety. However, HID headlights are not for everyone. There are times when people will have to evaluate their driving conditions and habits, in order to maximize the benefits of HID headlights.

HID lights were first manufactured for BMW 7 Series. Vehicles belonging to this model series are all luxury, full-sized sedans and are the main product line of the BMW. HID headlamps are great custom parts for people who own E23, E32, E38, E65/66, and F01. Of course, since these headlamps’ history, it is quite easy to infer that HID lamps are BMW-friendly, and may perhaps look good on other models, even BMW SUVs.

On the other hand, for those who often travel on highways alone at night should consider getting HID lights. These headlamps have an output of at least 2,800 lumens, requiring only 38 watts of electricity. That’s more than enough lighting on dark nights. Xenon HID headlamps that come with solenoid pivot can be an option, so that the driver can switch to a low beam when traffic is busy.

The cost of HID lights may limit its market to people with above average income. However, there are aftermarket companies that offer conversion kits at good deals. One way to go is to shop online, where custom parts are offered at reduced prices. It may be difficult to find a trustworthy aftermarket store though. Asking around and doing a little research on the industry should give a good head start.

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