When you are looking at options for upgrading or replacing the headlight bulbs in your car or truck sometimes they will ask you if you have “OEM HID Headlights“. If you don’t know what that means, then keep reading! If … Continue reading What does OEM HID Mean?
We just revamped our 2013 – 2014 Dodge Ram HID Kit Install Guide for download here. This revised installation guide tells you how to remove the headlights from your 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks, how to remove the dust cover, how to install the bulbs, test and do the wiring. There’s even a section in the install guide for troubleshooting at the end! NOTE: 2015 Ram trucks that use the exact same headlights require a different install method than 2013 and 2014!! This is because in 2015 Dodge changed the headlight control system and there is currently no plug and … Continue reading 2013 – 2014 Dodge Ram HID Kit Install Guide
If you have a Hummer H2 truck, chances are you’re looking to upgrade the beast. Many people put big wheels & tires on them and lift them and do big crazy sound systems inside them, but one of the most impressive upgrades you can do to the H2 Hummer is to install a set of Starr HID Projector Bi-Xenon headlights. These lights are a direct fit for the H2 or H1 Hummer, and they are easily the best quality and the brightest drop-in, plug and play true projector headlight on the market for these trucks! SR Auto Group took full … Continue reading The best HID Headlights for the H2 Hummer
I had the pleasure of attending the Cars & Coffee event in Bemidji, MN this past labor day weekend and there was a 1984 Chevy Camaro there with aftermarket housings and an HID kit. I’m not much of a fan of the color used (8,000K) on this particular car, but the lighting upgrade was great! The way the owner of the car did it was to replace the original 4×6 sealed beam headlight housings with a pair of new 4×6″ composite headlight housings then added an H4 HID conversion kit. This headlight system was totally plug and play for this … Continue reading Camaro HID Headlights found in northern Minnesota!
Recently we reviewed and tested a set of the J.W. Speaker #8900 7×6 LED headlights and I must admit that they are totally great! There are a couple small things about them that make them slightly less than perfect, but the pros majorly outweigh the cons! These headlights are great because they are beautiful, reliable and super bright. The problems that I had with these 200mm rectangular LED headlights is pretty minimal, but to some people it may be the difference between purchasing them or not. Granted they are the best on the market, but here’s a short list of … Continue reading JW Speaker 5×7 LED Headlights, Model #8900
If there’s anything I love more than working cars and selling car parts, it’s enjoying the fruits of the hobby and attending events. This past weekend was a beautiful time for outdoor events and I had the pleasure to attend the small Cars & Coffee event in Bemidji, MN. This is their first event so there were only 14 vehicles in attendance, but much fun was had by all! You can view the entire photo album from this event at the C&C Bemidji Facebook Page here. Something that I saw that was really cool that I want to touch on … Continue reading Unusual Headlights Found at Bemidji, MN Cars and Coffee
The original automobiles literally used lamps (glass housing with a candle burning inside) to light the way on the roads, similar to how people would light the way on horseback. And I’m sure you’ve heard of Thomas Edison, who invented the first long-lasting incandescent light bulb in 1879, what most vehicles use in their modern day headlamps are based off of his original designs. A standard light bulb has a filament, and it gets electricity applied to each side of the filament and when this happens the filament gets very hot and reaches a state of incandescence. This is why … Continue reading What’s the difference between HID and Halogen lights?
Xenon, or High-Intensity Discharge (HID), lighting provides more light and increases visibility of many peripheral objects (e.g., street signs and pedestrians) left in the shadows produced by standard halogen lighting. HID light sources provide the brightest illumination available and are considered the benchmark against which other forward lighting technologies are measured. HID light sources provide three to four times the light output of standard halogen light sources and promote better driving visibility by providing enhanced peripheral vision and improved down-road illumination. HID lighting can produce a crisp white light that stimulates reflective paint in road markers and signs. HID … Continue reading HID Lighting 101: Just The Basics
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