What are HID headlights? What are Xenon headlights?
High Intensity Discharge, or HID headlights are completely different from the incandescent bulbs that are OEM from many manufacturers. Also sometimes referred to as "Xenon” lighting, the HID system uses a bulb filled with metal halide gas, illuminated by an arc of electricity (which creates the light output). The HID system has two parts, the bulb and the ballast. Without one, the other will not work. 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. Most Ford 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.
What is Color Temperature? What is the best HID color temperature for my Ford?
VisibleLightoutput (rated in a unit called "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 Ford 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 HiPo LED bulbs feature 1w or higher output ratings and producelightin specific colors - super clean white, intense blue, amber, red and many other colors. This flexibility in coloration makes LEDs a perfect choice for accentlightslike 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 Ford'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 modernFords are fairly complex and require special procedures to service its advanced lighting components, so it's critical you have a shop experienced with installing HID headlights and our skilled techs will take special care with your Ford 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.