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High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. This tube is filled with both gas and metal salts. The gas facilitates the arc's initial strike. Once the arc is started, it heats and evaporates the metal salts forming plasma, which greatly increases the intensity of light produced by the arc and reduces its power consumption. High-intensity discharge lamps are a type of arc lamp.
High-intensity discharge lamps make more visible light per unit of electric power consumed than fluorescent and incandescent lamps since a greater proportion of their radiation is visible light in contrast to infrared.
HID lighting has become widely used in modern auto manufacturers for the above reasons. Not only do they last significantly longer than conventional halogen units, HID (xenon) lighting produces up to 300% more light output while using a lower power input. Almost all leading auto manufacturers with the likes of; BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Toyota, Nissan, Ferrari, Lamborghini, VW, and Jaguar amongst others, have begun equipping their vehicles from the factory with the HID/xenon option. Please forward all questions regarding HIDs and/or compatibility with your vehicle to email@example.com or by calling us at (626) 737-8628