How to install HIDs in 2013 Dodge Ram with Projector Headlights

The 2013 Dodge Ram is available from your local Dodge dealer with optional factory-installed projector headlights with infra-red/halogen light bulbs. Many people wonder why they didn’t come with factory HID lighting, and even more people are curious if it’s even possible to install an HID conversion kit on this truck! There’s no guess work involved anymore. The GTR Lighting GEN 3 or GEN 4 HID ballasts are plug and play on Dodge Ram trucks. You can follow the process step by step to see exactly what parts to use and how the install is actually done! We found that using … Continue reading How to install HIDs in 2013 Dodge Ram with Projector Headlights

Team Nicksquared, On the path to success with GTR Lighting

Team Nickquared (comprised of Nicholas Roberts and Nick Judkins) drive a brand new Subaru STi rally car sponsored by GTR Lighting. Rally America Car #202 is fresh to the rally racing scene but they have set themselves up for success by starting in one of the best places possible: New car, young adventurous drivers, all the gadgets and toys a professional race car team could need, and a sponsor to help them stand apart from other teams and help them see where they are going! GTR Lighting is a manufacturer of high end LED and HID lighting products, and what … Continue reading Team Nicksquared, On the path to success with GTR Lighting

GTR Lighting LED bulbs at SEMA 2012!

The 2012 SEMA show was an awesome event, just like every year and during last week’s event was the first time ever you could see the new 24-LED bulb replacements on display at such an event. Here are two vehicles showcasing the colored LED bulb replacements, first on the Kia Forte “Cyborg” concept build inside the Kia booth. Secondly in the Smart Wax booth installed on the new Scion XB. The 2012 Kia Forte looks great with aftermarket LED bulbs in the front housing because there is no amber reflector to block the great looking bulb. I don’t recommend using … Continue reading GTR Lighting LED bulbs at SEMA 2012!

Which Color LEDs should I use?

When looking at replacing your stock automotive halogen/incandescent light bulbs with a new LED product it’s important to know the differences as to how the new light bulb will act in the housing you are going to place it in. For best results the LED color should be the same as the lens color or if bulb is behind a clear lens, use the appropriate color for turn and brake light functions. As an example: a red lens will filter out all but the red portion of the light so if the light is all red, none or very little … Continue reading Which Color LEDs should I use?

Nicksquared Rally Race Team Sponsored by GTR Lighting

Team Nicksquared, comprised of driver Nicholas Robertson and Nick Judkins, drives Rally America car #202; a 2012 Subaru Legacy STI race car. The vehicle was ordered by the team specifically to be turned into a race car, so now with less than 5,000 miles on the clock it is set to debut at the LSPR (Lake Superior Pro Rally) event in late October. With intentions of nothing but becoming the best in the industry, this team has really set themselves up to achieve those goals. They are starting with arguably the best car for the sport, the best safety equipment, … Continue reading Nicksquared Rally Race Team Sponsored by GTR Lighting

Difference between 9004 and 9007 Bulbs

It is truly incredible how many different headlight bulbs exist in the automotive 12v lighting world, why are there so many different styles to choose from? Is one style truly better than the other? Does an H4 headlight bulb produce a better light output than a 9007? Is a 5202 a better fog light bulb than a 9145? These questions come up all the time, and the answers to them are debatable but because of the insane selection of light bulbs available today’s selection of aftermarket LED and HID bulb options can be difficult to navigate. In order to reduce … Continue reading Difference between 9004 and 9007 Bulbs

Xentec HID Ballast Review – What does waterproof mean?

I recently had the pleasure of getting my hands on a new Xentec HID kit for testing and review purposes and my expectations were met… however my expectations were that the Xentec product would be complete and total garbage. Today you can find a complete single beam, 35w HID Kit for sale on eBay for a mere $29.50 shipped from California to anywhere in the United States. Let’s do the math… the cheapest ground shipping for a 2 pound package from CA to NY would cost roughly $5 by shipping through the United States Postal Service using the Parcel Post … Continue reading Xentec HID Ballast Review – What does waterproof mean?

10 Things You Didn’t Know About HID Lighting

1) Standard low beams cease to provide enough visibility when driving above 35 to 40 mph. The best case scenario would be for all drivers to use high beams all the time and use technology to keep the light out of oncoming drivers’ eyes. (Osram-Sylvania) 2) ALL headlamps produce glare that can reduce the ability for oncoming drivers to see. (Osram-Sylvania) 3) According to the AAA Foundation’s report, called “Countermeasures for Reducing the Effects of Headlight Glare” (2002), as many as 50 percent of all headlamps on the road, or 110 million  vehicles, may have mis-aimed headlights! Shock, vibration and … Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About HID Lighting