Kensun HID Super Bright Xenon Replacement Bulbs
HID lights have a glass chamber of gas, replacing the filament of traditional halogen bulbs. The gas is ignited by a 23,000v charge and stays illuminated by a constant 12v source provided by a ballast which is hooked up right away for your battery.
Remarkably, HID lights may be able to provide greater light output with much less power consumption. Studies show that a 35w HID lamp produces 3 times as much light than a 55w halogen bulb. Also, a halogen bulb uses a continuous power draw of 10-15 amps, whilst the HID system uses 20 amps for ignition, but then drops to an insignificant 3 amps all through operation (i.e. as much as 80% less power all through use!).
In addition, the HID headlamp provides longer service life. Without a filament to vibrate and fatigue, under normal conditions HID bulbs last kind of 10 times longer than halogen bulbs.
What is HID Color Temperature?
Color temperature is a characteristic of sunshine that may be occasionally improper as brightness, when It’s more closely related to “cool” and “warm” tones of sunshine. Color temperature is a measure in Degrees Kelvin of the hue of a light source, on this case the HID bulb. (The term color temperature in truth refers back to the color associated with the quantity of warmth had to produce that color from a great black body.)
It’s hard to explain HID colors correctly since many variables such as voltage, form of ballast and the surroundings can have an effect on color output. Also, color perception is subjective. That said, here’s a rough guide to Color Temperatures for HID bulbs:
- 3000K = Yellow
- 4300K = Bright white yellow tinge
- 5000K = Pure white
- 6000K = Bright white (some detect slight blue)
- 8000K = White with blue tinge
- 10000K = Light blue
- 12000K = Blue
- 15000K = Darker Blue (might appear violet)
- 20000K = Blue indigo
- 30000K = Indigo