‘HID’ or High Intensity Discharge is a new technology that has been around recently. In case you have not known about it, do read on. Unless you want to miss out on a technology that people use nowadays, then do not read. Auto manufacturers have come up with ‘HID’ driving lamps for the demand of market.
What is ‘HID’? It is definitely not ‘HIV’, mind you. They produce 50% brighter light, 40% better road visibility (front and sides) and definitely increase your driving experience at night.
Normal cars often use the old halogen headlights. These oldies are often yellow in color, due to nature of halogen. While they are fine with us, in term of cost, it is much clever to upgrade to a ‘HID’ headlight. Why? ‘HID’ is capable of saving much more energy. Not only this gives the lamp longer life, but it also gives greater luminance.
They work by having dual filaments, called the high and low beam. Then, an internal gas pressure reduces the rate of tungsten (mostly used in bulbs) evaporation. As compared to the incandescent lamp, they work up the filament temperature, up to 4500K (similar to the intensity found during noon). Therefore, you have the whitest, brightest light ever imaginable for your car.
‘HID’ or High Intensity Discharge headlights definitely increases your vision when driving at night. Especially you people who drive on the highway, take note of these advantages. These Xenon lights are the latest in fashion. I am not surprised if they are installed in the car factory lines for the mass in future.