Wednesday, January 23, 2008

HID's In Trouble?

HID Kits are becoming one of those car accessories that everyone wants to have but are afraid to get. Local law enforcement has started cracking down on HID kits across the country because they are "not DOT approved" according to a source in the local sherriff's office.

These kits are exceptionally bright, and range in color from crystal white, to slightly amber, to blues and purples. They really brighten up the road, but they are blinding to other drivers, sources say.

There is however an alternative to those who would like a brighter light, and even a little color added. Xenon bulbs are now being offered in the popular HID colors, and they are up to 150% brighter than stock bulbs. These xenon bulbs are labled as "DOT approved" and are a great alternative to the newly-outlawed HID Kits.

The kits are still being sold as an "offroad item only" and can be installed on show cars, but if they are caught on the road, the fines are pretty hefty. So proceeed with caution and make sure any lighting upgrades you add are DOT approved and save yourself some green.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Featured Product 3/19/07

This Week's Featured Product:

BOHMEN H.I.D. 9000K Retrofit Conversion Kit (Ultra Iceberg Blue)

A 35W HID, up to 3~4 x the lumens at the source compared to a 55W halogen bulbs
Capsule aligned to the original bulb filament, and the original beam pattern is not altered.
Exact size and fitting to your OEM halogen bulb. 100% Reversable.
5" silicone coated wires with Silicone rubber grommet for an additional seal.
AMP waterproof sealed connectors.
Fully sealed. Full function between DC 12V/24V (9-32 volts).
World Smallest size (2.75" x 2.75" x 1.25") & weather resistant Ballast.
Extra long 20" wiring harness to igniter, 24" wiring harness to your power source.
Sealed compact Igniter with Intel Pentium chipset. Three stage auto safety features prevent Ballast overload due to high heat, power spike.
Silicone sealed wiring harness Precision manufacturing ensures straight vertical alignment.
Exact size and fitting to your OEM power source. Polarity insensitive, therefore you can not "fry" the Ballast. Full-proof positive (+) & negative (-) specific connection.
Highest German Industry Standard OEM quallity D2 HID Bulb, UV cut class with AMP sealed protection system, up to 3200 hours
6 Months Replacable Manufacture Warranty on all parts.

Pick up your HID Kits and visit our auto parts and accessories store for more great auto accessories!

Friday, February 23, 2007

HIDden Upgrades

Hid kits are becoming increasingly popular with tuners and car enthusiasts alike. These kits as described in our earlier posts, offer exceptional night driving illumination, and even widen the visible night driving range. So what else do they offer?
The hid kits available range from about 3000K to 12000K, which is a factor of temperature. The higher the K factor the more blue the light appears. We have found that the hid kits that most resemble sunlight are found between 6000K and 8000K, and above this looks more like white to blue led lighting. These cool blue color hid kits will really look awesome with a little bit of blue accent lighting, or even some underglow lighting.

We like these kits because of the functionality and visual appeal they offer. The really do add class to your car, as well as give you a little bit more confidence behind the wheel in less than perfect conditions such as fog, rain, or nightime driving. These kits are easy to install. First, layout the components and find a good mounting spot for both the ballast and starter. Be sure the wiring from the both of them, including the bulb, reach without being too snug. Once you find a mounting spot, mount them securely into place. Be sure to fasten them well to the vehicle. Now, remove the stock halogen bulb from the headlight housing using latex gloves and unplug the plug from it. Now take that plug and plug it into the starter you just mounted. Plug the starter into the ballast, then carefully plug the new bulb into the headlight housing. Use latex gloves to do this because you don't want to touch the bulbs with your fingers. It should go in the same way the old one came out. Once it is securely fastened into place with all rubber garments reconnected, plug the ballast into the bulb. You may find that you need to adjust the headlights. You can find information on how to do this by checking your owners manual.

If you find you need further assistance with your hid kit installations, you can contact Majestic Modifications by emailing us at

Thursday, January 11, 2007

HID Kits - How They Work

HID Kits - How They Work

HID – High Intensity Discharge – The HID system is a lighting system containing a set of 2 bulbs, 2 ballasts and 2 starters. These kits are designed to produce more light and last longer than any other lighting kits out there. HID kits are a complete replacement to your existing headlight bulb, yet they are extremely easy to install. That starter takes the signal from the vehicle and quickly sends it to the ballast. The ballast then amplifies the signal to a high current signal and sends it to the bulb. The plug in HID bulb receives the signal and creates the light. The bulb is filled with a mixture of gases and salts. When the bulb receives the amplified power from the ballast, it energizes the gases in the bulb creating a white/blue light output. The color varies, depending on the Kelvin (K)/color temperature of the kit.

HID kits dramatically improve night vision driving. Reports show that 60% of night accidents are caused due to poor lighting conditions. HID kits illuminate hundreds of feet in front of the vehicle. It is also useful in the rain where lines are harder to see. These kits are also designed to last up to 10 times longer than conventional bulbs. Since there is no filament to break, road bumps and shock cannot damage the lamp.

Hid lighting kits range from 3,000K – 10,000K color ranges. The higher the Kelvin (K) of the kit, they bluer the light output is. Ideal driving ranger from an HID kit would be between 6000K and 8000K. This most closely resembles sunlight. There is a good selection of color options ranging from white to purple and blue, so find what works for you and enjoy the ride.

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