WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ANTI-FLICKER DECODERS
It depends on the wattage of the bulbs. The test data confirms that the higher the wattage the hotter the decoders get, which makes sense because there is more electricity running through them.
30W LED bulb attached to the decoder ->
Time: 0 / Temp: 10C
Time: 13 minutes / Temp: 27C
Time: 20 minutes / Temp: 29.9C
Time: 30 minutes / Temp: 30C – no further increase after that
60W LED bulb attached to the decoder ->
Time: 0 / Temp: 10C
Time: 13 minutes / Temp: 34.4C
Time: 20 minutes / Temp: 39.6C
Time: 30 minutes / Temp: 41.0C – no further increase after that
SHOPPING CART PROBLEMS
- "UNFORTUNATELY ONE OR MORE ITEMS CAN'T BE SHIPPED TO YOUR LOCATION"
If you get a message that we cannot ship to your location, then please re-enter your postal code without spaces, and try again. Example: V2R 0P3 will not be accepted by Canada Post. The correct way is to enter it is V2R0P3.
HERE IS THE ACTUAL ERROR MESSAGE:
"There was a problem retrieving your shipping quote. Unfortunately one or more items in your cart can't be shipped to your location. Please contact HVC customer service at +1-604-791-9027. We can process your transaction manually over the phone or by email."
- "NOT ENOUGH STOCK IS AVAILABLE"
If you get a message that there is not enough stock, then please check the stock numbers on the page of the product you're buying. If there is only 1 left then you cannot add more. If you add the last 1 available to the shopping cart and something goes wrong, that 1 product is still stored on your computer, so if you try to add it again, you will get a message there is not enough stock available. Solution: open the shopping cart, remove all items in it by clicking the small X on the far right next to the price, and start again.
Daytime Running Light Questions & LEDs:
- Ford DRL voltage is 80% or normal voltage or 9.6V
- 2002-2005 Ford F350 HD DRL voltage is 10V, so upgrading to LED is as easy as plugging the new LED kit in. Low beams run daytime running lights.
- Toyota Yaris and Echo DRL voltage is full 12V. Decoders are needed to eliminate flicker issues in DRL.
WHY SHOULD I UPGRADE TO HID XENON LIGHTS?
WHAT DOES "HID" STAND FOR?
HOW LONG DO HID BULBS LAST?
WHAT BRAND ARE YOUR HID BULBS?
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN AN HID CONVERSION KIT?
WHAT IS A CANBUS BALLAST?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AC & DC BALLASTS?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN BRIGHTNESS BETWEEN 35W, 55W AND 75W HID KITS?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREE AND EPISTAR LED?
MY LIGHTS KEEP FLICKERING AFTER INSTALL. WHAT DO I DO?
I WANT TO INSTALL HID'S IN MY HIGH BEAMS. IS IT POSSIBLE?
WHAT DO I NEED TO INSTALL HIDS ON A DODGE RAM WITH DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS?
CAN I INSTALL A REGULAR HID KIT IN A SNOWMOBILE WITHOUT A BATTERY?
WILL I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH POLICE IF I INSTALL HIDS IN MY CAR?
MY HID BI-XENON LIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF WHEN I TURN THE VEHICLE OFF.
HOW DO I ADJUST LED BULB BEAM?
AFTER UPGRADING TO 7" LED HEADLIGHTS ON MY JEEP THE HIGH BEAMS ARE ON IN DRL
I SEE LED KITS ON AMAZON THAT SAY THEY ARE DOT APPROVED. ARE THEY?
Safer night driving
Xenon lights are 3x brighter than halogens. At night this is very crucial because the lack of visibility is the biggest cause of automobile accidents during night time driving.
Larger viewing radius
Xenon light bulbs will have 70% wider road coverage due to the fact they are brighter.
The whiter xenon light penetrates darkness better than the yellow halogen light and as a result you are able to see better in tougher weather conditions like rain, snow, and fog.
Longer bulb life span
Xenon bulbs last 3x longer than halogen bulbs, and withstand a greater amount of vibration and shock from the road. The average life of a Xenon bulb is about 2,500 hrs
Lower energy consumption
Xenon lights consume 25% less power than halogen headlights.
HID stands for High Intensity Discharge.
HID bulbs last approximately 2500-3000hrs. Under normal use you should get about 4 years of service from an HID bulb.
They are made by Super Vision HID.
HID Conversion Kit includes:
2x Slim 35W AC Ballasts or 2 Canbus 35W Ballasts
2x Xenon HID Bulbs
2x HID Plug'n'Play Wires
Screws & mounting brackets
CanBus Ballast eliminates flickering issues or "headlamp out" error light issue. Can be used on all make and models but are recommended for all BMW, Audi, VW, and Dodge conversion kit installations.
AC ballasts have a longer bulb and ballast life, are brighter and more expensive.
DC ballasts have a shorter bulb and ballast life, and are inexpensive. DC HID conversion kits may cost as little as $35.
35W - 3x brighter than halogen bulbs
55W - provide 40%-60% increase in brightness over 35W systems
75W - 2x brighter than 35W HIDs. Bulbs have a shorter life span because they run hotter.
CREE LED's are made in USA.
Cree Inc. is a multinational manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode (LED) materials and devices, headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, USA
EPISTAR LED's are made in Taiwan.
Epistar Corp. is the largest manufacturer of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in Taiwan.
If your lights keep flickering after install then the ballasts are not getting full voltage required to ignite the bulbs. To solve the problem, install a relay wiring harness. The harness connects directly to the battery, and the low voltage is capable of switching the relay, which then draws full 12-14V from the battery, and your HID bulbs will ignite. This setup is normally required for high beams which operate DRL's.
Installers Note: If you installed a relay harness and your lights still keep on flickering, then (a) you may need to install resistors (b) your battery may be old (6+ years).
Yes, it is possible, but keep these points in mind:
1. If vehicle's high beams are also the vehicle's DRL's then you will need a relay harness. DRL's will run full-on HID's, even in daytime.
2. HIDs take time to warm up (10-15 seconds) to full brightness, so if you use your high beams only for short times, then HID's may not be of great benefit to you.
DODGE RAM HID INSTALLATIONS ARE TRICKY BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1. Install CANBUS PRO ballasts with your HID bulbs
2. If HIDs flicker with CANBUS PRO ballasts then you need a RELAY
3. If HIDs flicker even after installing a RELAY you will need RESISTORS
4. If you get a "Lamp Out" warning, you will need to install a Warning Canceller.
No, you cannot. A battery-less snowmobile would supply AC power to an HID ballast which needs DC power input. So, if you do not have a battery then our HID kits will not work. But, if you have a battery in your snowmobile, then you have a DC system, and you can use any HID kit.
There is no simple answer for this and it will largely depend on the police officer and the reason why you got pulled over. Logical assumption would be that trucks with 3 sets of HID lights turned on during the day speeding down a school zone are more likely to get pulled over than someone with a set of HID lights turned on at night time driving the speed limit. Since we've started the business we have had only 1 person pulled over for HIDs. We have consulted 2 RCMP officers about the likelyhood of being pulled over with aftermarket HIDs installed, and they both have mentioned that the color of HID lights has a lot to do with it as well as the type of headlight in which they are used. HIDs come in different colors with 4300K being OEM HID color, 6000K white, 8000K bluer, 10000K blue, 12000K purple-blue, etc. Basically if you use any color lower than or equal to 6000K you should be fine. Headlight type - headlights with diffusers built into the lens (lines in the lens itself) scatter the HID light all over and are the least desirable for upgrading to HID bulbs. Clear headlights with diffusers built in and projector style headlights are probably the best suited for upgrades to HID because they diffuse the light before it hits the road, and lower the chance of blinding oncoming traffic. So, be sensible about how you use your HIDs. If everyone is flashing you then you should lower your lights. Be considerate. You will still be able to see without being "annoying" to other drivers. In summary, upgrading to aftermarket HID lights in your vehicle (one that did not come with HID lights) is entirely your decision. Aftermarket HIDs are not DOT approved, and are intended for "off-road" use only, so there is a chance you could be asked to remove them. That said, many people upgrade their car lights to HIDs for safety and better night visibility. You can read about the benefits of HID lights here.
This problem is know to be caused by a faulty H13 relay. Basically what happens is this - when you start your vehicle and the lights come on, the relay gets a signal from the OEM light connector and then switches inside to draw full power directly from the battery. Over time the mechanical switch inside get worn out and instead of switching back to the OFF position when the vehicle is turned off, it stays in the ON position drawing power from the battery, which eventually will drain the battery if not turned off.
SOLUTION: get a new relay harness here.
Not all LED bulbs are adjustable, but the ones that are adjustable can take advantage of LED alignment to have the best light reflection. Basically what you're aiming to accomplish is to have bulbs' LEDs face to the sides of the headlight at 3 and 9 o'clock positions. It's relatively easy to do in reflective lens headlights because you can see inside the headlight, but it is hard to see inside a projector lens to know where the LEDs are located. Here are a few steps that will help you adjust LEDs in both projector and reflector headlights.
- Install LED bulb in the headlight.
- Mark the 12 o’clock position on the bulb's retaining ring. Use tape or marker or whatever so you know where the 12 o'clock position is when the bulb is fully locked in the headlight. You will use this point to align the body of the led bulb.
- Remove the bulb from the headlight.
- Loosen screw(s) on the side of the retaining ring and rotate the body of the led bulb so that the top edge of the bulb's body is matched with the marked position from Step 2 above. LED chips should be at 9 and 3 o’clock.
- Re-tighten the screw(s). Insert bulb back into the headlight. Now the position is correct.
The high beams are ON in DRL (daytime running mode) because that is what the Jeep is telling the LED headlights to do. In many cases car manufacturers use high beams as DRLs because they are ON more frequently than the low beam lights. What this does is prolong the life of the low beams which you will 100% need at night time. If the high beam burns out it won’t be putting you in danger of not having one headlight at night time. I would not rush into returning anything because a different 7” LED headlight will do exactly the same thing.
If you want to override the DRL high beam, just turn the light switch to ON during the day.
Sadly what you see is only a marketing feature. There is no such thing as DOT APPROVED LED. First of all DOT does not approve anything. DOT only sets out the guidelines to which light manufacturers must adhere. It is an extremely hard and lengthy process to get the lights tested and certified for compliance. Sylvania sells DOT compliant LED fog light bulbs but not headlight bulbs. The other thing is, even if you could find DOT compliant LED bulbs, installing them in a reflector headlight will still not make them compliant because only the original light source that the headlights are designed for can be used. That said you can get away with installing LED bulbs in projector headlights because of the way they cut off the light, minimizing and possibility of glare to oncoming traffic.