Find below all the information on the kit xenon: advantages, disadvantages, prices, type of vehicle, difference between xenon and bi-xenon and choose the kit that fits your needs!
Definition of the xenon kit
The xenon bulb can replace a halogen gas bulb, which usually constitutes the original lighting configuration of a vehicle. A xenon bulb includes a gas, also called “xenon”. The xenon glass bulb contains two electrodes. From 23 to 25,000 volts of voltage, an electric arc is created between the electrodes, producing a white light. The voltage must be high so that the xenon gas can create light in a few thousandths of seconds. The electric arc is maintained by an alternating voltage of 85 volts. The xenon discharge lamp therefore works like a neon tube. The conventional halogen bulb contains a filament.
Powerful, the xenon bulb requires to equip his vehicle with an automatic adjustment of the height of the lighting. A glass washing system of the optical unit must also be present in order to prevent soiling from changing the orientation of the light beams. It can also be noted that the xenon bulb is distinguished by its bluish color, unlike the halogen lamp that pulls a little more on the yellow. This aspect allows the xenon to provide optimal lighting in all circumstances, with an appearance much closer to that of daylight.
The xenon kit contains all the necessary accessories for the installation of xenon bulbs, replacing halogen bulbs (for high beam, dipped beam and fog lamp).
Benefits of xenon lights (xenon brenner)
Replacing your vehicle’s original lights with xenon bulbs allows you to:
- Enjoy a higher brightness in any context. The white light created by xenon is similar to that emitted by the sun during the day. In fact, the contrasts, colors and reliefs are much more visible. Unlike a standard bulb, xenon offers better reflection of the floor marking and signage, which allows you to react faster when needed.
- Improve visibility on the road, including lateral visibility. In open country for example, you more easily apprehend the animals that cross the road and thus develop your safety at the wheel and that of your passengers. This is not negligible, especially as nearly 2/3 of road accidents occur at night.
- The visual field is enlarged and enhanced by the Xenon bulb, without dazzling the road users who face your vehicle.
- In addition to deploying brightness, the xenon bulb consumes less energy than a halogen bulb: for the same power, xenon consumes two to three times less energy. The xenon kit allows to enjoy unparalleled lighting while making you enjoy a reduced consumption.
- The xenon bulb has a very long life. It is designed to last 10 years on average, or as much as some vehicles).
- The xenon kit is also popular for the modern look it provides the vehicle. As part of auto tuning, the installation of xenon bulbs is very common, since the color of the light, bluish appearance, is less aging than a standard bulb that emits yellow light.
For information, the ballast delivered with the xenon kit is also robust and supports thousands of ignitions and extinctions.
What is the difference between xenon and bi-xenon?
It is noted that xenon means that the dipped beam is equipped with xenon technology (high beams use standard halogen lighting), while bi-xenon indicates that it is both low beam and low beam. high beams that are equipped with xenon technology. With this second solution, the lighting is optimal.
Difference between xenon and LED technologies?
Like xenon lights or xenon brenner, LED lights are low energy consumers and have the advantage of being durable over time. However, the lighting range is lower than that provided by xenon technology.
Content of a xenon kit
Because of its many benefits, would you like to order a xenon kit? Be aware that a complete kit must contain several elements:
- 2 ballasts with integrated mounting bracket (high voltage boxes)
- 2 xenon bulbs (adapted to your type of choice)
The wiring harness
A xenon kit is generally very simple to install on a vehicle since the hardware is made to adapt to the original elements. Thus, remember that no cable on the vehicle should be cut or removed for proper operation of xenon bulbs. On the other hand, a xenon kit can easily be uninstalled to allow you to return to the original state of the vehicle.
Xenon lights (xenon brenner), approval and technical inspection
In case of snow, a halogen bulb emits enough heat to melt the ice on the lighthouse optics. However, this is not the case of xenon bulbs, because they do not heat enough. The installation of xenon technology therefore imposes the mandatory presence of a headlamp system on the vehicle. It also helps to clean the dirt that is deposited on the window of the headlight, which could cause diffraction of the luminous flux and thus dazzle other road users.
In addition, xenon technology was originally created for the competition and exclusively used by competitors (rally drivers for example). Subsequently, the use of xenon extended to high-end vehicles. Today, newer vehicles can be equipped with xenon lights or xenon brenner. However, beyond 55 W, it is not recommended to use xenon bulbs on a vehicle using the public road: the risk of dazzling other users is too great.
Xenon lights or xenon brenner are not approved on public roads. To be, they must respect a certain intensity, be about 35W. In addition, the vehicle must be equipped with an automatic headlamp leveling device and a headlamp washer.
All our xenon kits are made to modify and improve the performance of your vehicle for the purpose of use on circuit or in competition. These parts modify the character of the vehicle compared to its homologation in France and in Europe.