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    Default HID's - A Reprieve?

    Just read this on the BBC New Website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16215106

    With all the talk of banning aftermarket HID kits, perhaps this could be the catalyst for a rethink?

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    no. Thats about xenons not hids. Xenons are cracking bits of kit

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    i very much doubt it, thats standard xenons they are talking about there, with all the right kit fitted, nothing about aftermarket hid kits

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    Agreed this news story releates directly to Xenons, but the general arguement is for better headlights. So to that end it could possibly in the future include HIDs.

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    Errrr


    Xenons are HID. HID are Xenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    Errrr


    Xenons are HID. HID are Xenon.
    Yup, have to agree.

    HID lamps work by passing an electric arc through ironized xenon gas to give the bright white light. Whenever xenon lamps were refered to in the past in industry, the reference has always ment xenon arc lamps.

    The waters have been muddied a little with manufacturers of halogen filement lamps using the word xenon on there packaging to promote the idea the standard lamp gives of a more xenon like white light, sometimes also claiming a % of the lamps gas is xenon.

    The article is clearly refering to xenon arc lamps when they discuss " Xenon upgrade kits that deliver some 300% more light"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    Errrr


    Xenons are HID. HID are Xenon.
    Xenon's don't tend to blind people as they're set up properly. In the proper set-up it's fine. In the not proper set-up they are damn dangerous to other road users and actually reduce safety

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    For everytime a new HID thread is started, the OP should put £1 in a box.
    Insignia VX-Line Nav CDTI 170.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    Xenon's don't tend to blind people as they're set up properly. In the proper set-up it's fine. In the not proper set-up they are damn dangerous to other road users and actually reduce safety


    Can't argue with anything you say.


    Although none of it changes my point - HID/Xenon are interchangeable terms; they are the same thing.

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    High intensity discharge lamps are filled with Xenon gas are they not? Hence what others are saying.

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