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The Difference Between HID Lights and Halogen Lights

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The Difference Between HID Lights and Halogen Lights

New headlights can dramatically improve the appearance and performance of a car, truck, or SUV. Though halogen lights come standard on almost every vehicle, many drivers choose to upgrade to HID (high-intensity discharge) lights. Here are the key distinctions between halogen and HID headlights. Components Halogen lights consist of a tungsten filament and halogen gas. The gas heats up and illuminates the bulb. With HID lights, electrodes charge the xenon gas inside the bulb to create illumination. Lifespan The average halogen light lasts for 500 to 1,000 hours because their filament will eventually break down. The xenon gas in HID...

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