Overview & Definition
HID XENON LIGHTS – Overview & Definition
HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. High-Intensity Discharge lamps are a type of arc lamp. Light is made in an arc lamp when electricity jumps across two points or electrodes. Usually the arc light bulb has a vacuum inside and when electricity is pushed from one side the electricity jumps across to the other side and creates light. High-Intensity Discharge works in the same fashion except it has a big power booster.
HID lights are housed by a special type of bulb that is transparent and made of a few types of material like fused quartz or something called alumina. In side this see through super bulb are trapped gas(es) and metal (salt) particles, and when electricity is sent into the HID light the gas helps for the arc to happen and for the electricity to jump across the electrodes and make the light. But with the metals particles in the gas the HID light gets a super boost. The particles begin to heat up and eventually turn into a plasma. This plasma takes the light in the HID bulb and intensifies it to the point where its more the 500% brighter than regular headlights on your car.
Another bonus of HID lights is that they’re more efficient and safer. They’re more efficient because they burn brighter with a higher number of lumens (luminosity) that a normal headlight lamp while using less energy. They’re much safer to because being able to see well at night can save you from getting in accidents.