Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the different colors for HID kits?
3000k-JDM Golden yellow produces an eye-catching deep yellow
5000k-Factory white is the classic choice comparable to OEM
6000k-Diamond white is the brightest white bulb with a hint of blue
8000k-Iceberg blue combines Gives you brightness and a visible blue color.
10000k-Brilliant blue has a rich blue color to it
shines blue on the road your driving.
2. What is the difference between a Hi/Lo kit and a Bi-Xenon kit?
A Hi/Lo kit coverts the low beam to HID while high beam stays as halogen. A Bi-Xenon Kit converts both low beam and high beam to HID with one single bulb that shifts upward when is switched to high beam. This upward shift in the Bi-Xenon bulb creates a further light projection to increase visibility. For most vehicles the Hi/Lo HID Kits are highly recommended since most car owners use only the low beams for everyday driving.
3. What does each HID kit consist of?
Each kit comes with 2 bulbs, 2 ballasts, and all the necessary wiring accessories for a complete plug and play installation.
4. What is a relay harness?
Some vehicle's electrical system may require a relay harness and if the vehicle has automatic or daytime running lights it may help resolve potential flickering issues or lights not turning on when connected to the HID kit. The relay harness will help regulate the power and keep the lights on when turned to the "on" switch.
5. What are capacitors?
Often time, dashboard warning lights will go off (CANBUS error) on vehicles with computer controlled headlamp when an aftermarket HID system is installed. This is common in newer vehicles and luxury European makes. To overcome this, simply install a pair of capacitors with your HID kit. This accessory will also help with flickering issues that some vehicles may experience.
6. What is the difference between the different HID ballasts we carry?
Signature Series (35w): Standard size ballast with 35wattage going to the HID bulb.
Power Series (55w): Provides 20% more wattage to the HID bulb which provide 30-40% more brightness comparing with the 35w HID kit.
Stealth Series (35w): Slim ballast which is about half the size of a regular ballast and it is also 35w, frequently used for installation on vehicle that is more compact in the engine area for easier installation.
Volt Series (35w): Our top of line HID ballast with the most advance built in component that will eliminate any issue a vehicle's computer system have with aftermarket HID. This ballast has the built in cancellers and will also help with flickering issues that some vehicles may experience. And the Canbus ballast also produces the light output (lumens) almost equivalent to 55w while only using 35w and the quality of the ballast is equivalent to OEM ballast. A very high quality HID Kit recommend for all year, make, and model vehicle. We recommend this ballast for all new 2013/2014 vehicles.
7. If my vehicle has factory HIDs, can I use Top Hids HID kit?
Since you have factory HID our aftermarket HID kit doesn't directly plug into your vehicle power harness. If you only replacing the bulb you can simply swap the bulb, but if you are changing the ballast you will need to cut and splice the wire in order to hook up our ballast to your vehicle. Our D2R/D2S HID kit includes two bulb and two ballast (built in igniter) along with all the wiring you need for installation, and we do not recommend replace just the bulb or the ballast because mixing and matching part between factory and aftermarket may result in non-proper functionality of the HID kit.
8. What issues are common with Dodge vehicles?
We must inform you that Dodge vehicles commonly do not support aftermarket HID headlights. This is the reason for the flickering/strobing of the lights after installation due to the unstable HID output (fluctuating power sent to headlights). Dodges are equipped with computer controlled headlights where after installation the dashboard computer will emit the "lights out" error message.
How we've helped our customers enjoy HID lights in their vehicle:
All our HID kits feature a Plug and Play feature which makes installation extremely easy and troubleshooting even easier. We've seen that often by adding a relay and pair of capacitors (Why do we need capacitors/relays?) common Dodge HID issues are resolved. However at this time we have not yet found a solution for the incompatibility between the Dodge RAM and the Bi-xenon HID Kit. So we highly recommend going with the Hi/Lo HID Kit and purchasing a pair of capacitors and relay harness to eliminate the flickering and error messages. With that in mind we recommend our Volt Series, which is our top of line ballast with the most advance built in component (capacitors) that will eliminate any issue your Dodge's computer system may have with aftermarket HID. Our Canbus ballast produces the light output (lumens) equivalent to 55w while only using 35w comparable to OEM. This makes it a very high quality HID Kit recommended for Dodges of all year and models.