What are HID headlights? What are Xenon headlights?
High Intensity Discharge, or HID headlights, also sometimes called "Xenon" headlights, are completely different from traditional bulbs in both design and operation. Rather than run electricity through a filament, the HID system uses metal halide gas rather than a filament. The gas form of the metal is extremely conductive and generates intense, bright light when hit with an arc of electricity. The HID system has two components, the bulb and the ballast. The HID system can't work unless both parts are working properly, which can make troubleshooting a challenge. Select higher-spec Chevrolet models come equipped with an OEM HID system, and for those who already have HIDs we offer the best and most affordable replacement HID bulbs on the market. For added style, we offer HID Replacement Bulbs in multiple color temperatures, such as 6000K, 8000K, 10000K, and 12000K.
Can I upgrade my Chevy's headlights or fog lights without going to HIDs?
YES! modbargains offers high performance replacement bulbs in a variety of color temperatures allowing you to get more light output out of your halogen lighting components as well as the flexibility of styling your illumination with yellow fog lamps or whiter or blueish primary headlamps from quality manufacturers like PIAA, GP Thunder and City Vision lighting.
What is Color Temperature? What is the best HID color temperature for my Chevrolet?
Visible Lightout put (rated in lumens) for HID headlights is highest between 3400k (more output) and about 6500k (less output) - the higher the number for the color temperature, the more "purple" thelightwill appear to be and there is little light that your eyes can actually see. 12,000K HIDs are still putting outlight- but the light it is generatingis not visible to human eyes. Don't be "that guy" with dim, purple HIDs. Most manufacturers typically use 3400k-4300k bulbs for their own HIDs, as this temperature has the greatest lumen output, meaning thebest HID color temperature is 4300k.
What are the benefits of LED bulbs?
Give your Chevy a crisp, bright look at night by replacing the yellowy incandescent stock bulbs with a high quality High Output LED replacement bulb. Today's LED bulbs are bright and many feature CREE technology. Complete replacement sidemarker assemblies are available, fully equipped with LED illumination integrated into its design for a crisp, bespoke look.
Today's high output LED bulbs feature 1-watt or higher output and producelight in specific colors - super clean white, intense blue, amber, red and many other colors. This flexibility in coloration makes LEDs a perfect choice for accentlights like your interior or license plate lights. LED bulbs also offer a much longer service life than conventional bulbs, lasting 10,000hrs or more.
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Can modbargains install my Chevy's next lighting upgrade?
Yes we can! If you're a SoCal local, our full-service shop is in La Habra, CA, just 15 minutes from World-Famous Disneyland. Most modern Chevrolets are fairly complex and require special procedures to service certain lighting components, so it's important that you find a shop that is experienced in installing aftermarket headlights that will take special care with your car during the install. To make an appointment, call (714) 582-3330 to speak to one of our Modification Experts or chat online now at modbargains.com.