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post #19 of (permalink) Old 28th September 2005
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The HID xenon lights are different from halogen and very expensive. Each headlamp has a high voltage ballast unit to supply the initial current to start the lights, which run at 85 volts after starting. These are around 300 each and you need two, plus two xennon bulbs which you can get for 40 each. I dont know if the internal fitting is the same for the halogen and xenon headlamps.

I have xenons in my laguna, when looking at the headlights from outside the car they are really bright, if you then switch the hi beams on, the hi beam light looks yellow and dull, compared to the xenons.

If there is an advantage, then I dont know what it is, but if the HID xenons have a fault then its gonna be expensive. Why not change to the xenon bulbs that give the HID blue tint effect, that would be the cheapest option.
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