If you’re buying HID kits and you’re not buying SBx Parts HID kits, then you need to ask yourself some questions.
An HID conversion offers the maximum lighting technology in automotive lighting. HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights have a lot of advantages over conventional halogen lights, HID lights are 3 times brighter and last 10 times longer. Although there are many HID kits on the market under many different brand names, most ballasts come from a factory in China, it’s just a matter of how much you want to pay for your ballasts that sets the difference. We sell our HID conversion kits under our house brand, SBx Parts. We are not afraid to tell you that we buy them from China with the best components that we can get. We have found that the traditional “Large” ballasts to be the most reliable in our climate and until testing shows the Slim-line ballasts to have as good quality, that is what we will continue to stock.
If you are familiar with installing HID conversions then you already know that some vehicles are a simple “Plug & Play” installation, some require a harness or module to make them work properly and some vehicles can be a real headache to install an HID conversion in (due to daytime running lights and bulb-out warning systems) To alleviate this we have several vehicle-specific plug & play kits available.
Due to the warm-up time of HID headlight bulbs upon initial operation (1 to 3 seconds), we recommend wiring headlights for 4-hi operation when installing HID headlights when not using a moving kit. Please note, these lights are not DOT approved as they have not been tested for light output in headlight capsules that were designed for halogen lights.