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Low Beam HID Conversion Kit for 2010-2013 Kia Forte

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Ships Monday, December 12 if ordered in the next 2 days, 13 hours and 11 minutes!

$150.00
  • Direct replacement for factory bulb
  • OEM-grade ballasts for superior reliability
  • Double output from factory halogen
  • 3000K
  • 4300K
  • 5000K
  • 6000K
  • 8000K
 

Optional: Harness which powers HIDs directly from the battery, instead of factory wires. Recommended for best reliability.

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Low Beam HID Conversion Kit for 2010-2013 Kia Forte

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Diode Dynamics is pleased to offer the HYLUX HID Conversion Kit. After years of experience in the industry, we have assembled this kit, made up of the absolute best components on the market, to provide reliable operation at an OEM level of quality.

BALLASTS

The ballasts are the most important component of an HID kit, as they provide the power. After years of providing midrange and even high-quality ballasts for vehicles of all makes and models, Diode Dynamics identified a company called HYLUXTEK as the very best manufacturer in the industry. Their newest ballast, the 2A88 slim, is simply the best aftermarket ballast on the market. You will see other high-end retailers carrying this same ballast, usually under their own brand name, for a much higher cost.

Controller Chip. Most digital (DSP) ballasts on the market still use generic chips, which are cheap, and work pretty well. However, when you need maximum quality, you need a new computer chip designed for one purpose. This is known as an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). These ballasts use brand new DSP ASIC chips for maximum efficiency and brightness, fast warmup time, and extremely stable operation. To prevent counterfeiting, HYLUX has even included a fully-sealed transparent window in the ballast, showing the ASIC inside.

CAN-BUS. Some vehicles have systems which sense the power consumption. Since HIDs use less power than factory halogen bulbs, this can cause issues. You can resolve this by adding capacitors, known as warning cancellers, or some ballasts come with them built-in. However, sometimes that's still not enough to trick the vehicle! To fix it, this ballast has an industry-leading CANBUS module, capable of smoothing PWM signals up to 100hz, and providing feedback to the vehicle to equalize the load, to defeat even the most troublesome modern CANBUS systems. Even if your vehicle does not use a CAN-BUS system, these modules will provide extra power smoothing for reliable operation. Simply put, this ballast will work on any vehicle, the first time you plug it in. With this kit, you don't need to worry about capacitors, warning cancellers, or resistors.

Igniter and Startup. You may have heard of ignition issues with other ballasts, caused by an igniter that is too small to withstand cold temperatures. No reason to worry with these ballasts- the oversized 24kV external igniter means that you will never have an ignition issue, even in the coldest temperatures. Additionally, the ASIC chip in these ballasts means that you only need 4 amps at nominal voltage to start up. These ballasts consume less power than any other on the market, meaning 100% reliable and fast startups, every time.

Case. These ballasts are the smallest you will find, about the size of a pack of playing cards. The case is fully potted, or filled with epoxy, which makes them fully waterproof and shockproof. This material is expensive, so most ballasts on the market are only given a coating, or partial fill. HYLUX ballasts are completely filled to the top, sparing no expense to ensure longevity. If you take off the back cover on this ballast, you'll see what we mean!

 

BULBS

The bulbs included with Diode Dynamics kits are CNLight bulbs, which are widely regarded as the most dependable aftermarket bulbs on the market. Just like the HYLUX ballasts, you will see other companies offering these same bulbs under their own brand name. They provide superior life, brightness, and color attenuation when compared to generic HID bulbs, like those found in most cheaper kits on the market. With these bulbs you won't have any issue with bulbs not matching in color, or flickering, which is common in cheaper bulbs. The one-piece base design prevents any issues with separation over time, making the entire bulb extremely reliable.

 

RELAY

You may choose to include a heavy-duty relay, to power your HIDs directly from the battery, instead of the factory wiring. This relay has been designed from scratch, and utilizes a fully-sealed, waterproof relay, with flyback diode, and even has a built-in capacitor for input power smoothing. All wires are sleeved with braided techflex for an attractive appearance and extra protection. The input wires are each a meter long, and the output wires are one meter and two meters, which means the wiring will be long enough for even the biggest vehicles. The single-ground design makes installation easy. This relay was designed with reliability, convenience, and long-life in mind.

A relay wiring harness is not required for operation of the HIDs in most vehicles, however, please be aware that some vehicles do require it for operation. If you're not sure, just include it with your order, and you can always return it for a full refund if you don't need it! 

 

COLOR/TEMPERATURE

The CNLight bulb temperatures are rated accurately in correlated color temperature at 35 watts, and have an industry-standard 3000 hours of estimated bulb life. Please be aware that most HID bulbs are rated inaccurately from other manufacturers. 8000K is not dark blue, and 6000K is not pure white! We provide accurately-measured colors with a range of options to suit your taste.

 

 

3000K is our lowest temperature, and has a pure yellow output, which is great for use in fog lights. 

 

4300K is a natural white output, as seen on vehicles with factory HIDs. It will not have any blue tint to its color, and might appear slightly warm.

 

5000K is a pure white output, without any warm hint, and no blue either. It may not be available in your specific bulb size, in which case it will not be shown as an option.

 

6000K is our most popular color, which produces an ice white color. It has a very slight hint of blue, and matches best with most LEDs.

 

8000K is our highest temperature, which produces an ice blue color. This is not a strong blue color though- it is still primarily white, meaning there will be no decrease in light output.

HID Color Reference

 

WARRANTY

Our warranty is through Diode Dynamics, LLC, so you can be assured that you will get fast and friendly service should you have any problems. There is a full-replacement 3-year warranty on all HID Kit components, including HID Bulbs, Ballasts and Relay. 

 

SHIPMENT

We carry our own inventory, so no waiting for them to be shipped from overseas, or waiting on big, unreliable suppliers to ship them. They ship right from our own inventory, in St. Louis, Missouri, usually the same day you order.

Kit comes with:

  • One pair CNLight HID bulbs in your choice of bulb size and color
  • Two 35w super-slim ballasts (HYLUX 2A88 Slim CANBUS)
  • One Premium Waterproof Relay (optional)
  • Mounting hardware for ballasts (3M mounting pads)
  • Three-year replacement warranty 
  • Free Diode Dynamics decal
  • Diode Dynamics 30-day satisfaction guarantee
Bulb Size H11b
Year 2010,2011,2012,2013
Make Kia
Model Forte Sedan
Application Low Beam
  1. Great Buy, Good Quality! Review by kjb0419
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    I love these HID bulbs, I'm not a fan of "yellow" halogen lights. I just feel like they make a great car look kind of cheap. However a lot of HID conversions I have seen are that nasty blue color too. So, I was on the search for a set that would be the closest to pure white I could find. I love the 4300k bulbs I got from Diode, they are almost completely white and look great with my aftermarket headlights on my 2013 Kia Forte. Install was pretty easy, would have been easier on the stock headlights for my car because there are lots of DIYs on forums. However the instructions/videos were very helpful! Would definitely buy again in the future!

    *note* The only reason I selected 4 stars for the price/value categories is because there are cheaper sets out there but I haven't had the chance to see/test them. (Posted on 4/30/14)

  2. Quick Install good kit Review by Pablo C.
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    I was looking for a good kit to order for my forte hatchback, i found diode on a forum ordered the kit and it was here in about 4 days which was great, they had awesome customer service and the install was easy about 25 minutes i would highly recommend the kit looks really good and more clarity at night while i drive. (Posted on 4/21/14)

  3. Awesome product and service to go along with it!! Review by Joe
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    This was a very simple kit, very descriptive instructions and the perfect upgrade to my nightly drives, not only that but a ballast failed and within 5 minutes customer service had a new one on the way (this is a rare occasion) what more could we possibly ask for ! (Posted on 2/1/14)

  4. review? Review by lucasoil4u
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    This is an amazing kit! I could tell the quality of the kit when I took it out of the box! Looks even more amazing in the car! (Posted on 11/19/13)

  5. Awesome kit! great customer service Review by Matt
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    Ordered 6000k turned out exactly how I wanted them to, look awesome in person! very easy to install only took 10-15minutes. Very fast shipping as well which was definitely a plus! (Posted on 9/30/13)

  6. Best Hid's ever!!! Review by Cyberwolf
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    Just got these delivered to me. Shipping was really fast and the instructions were so easy to follow on this website and via the forte forums. They look amazing and give my car that sweet new ride feeling. (Posted on 7/26/13)

  7. Great Kit! Review by Adam J
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    Easy Installation. Quality product. Phenomenal Customer Service. Enough Said. (Posted on 7/17/13)

  8. Great HID'S Review by Brady
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    Easily the best HID'S I've bought. Easy install and ships pretty fast. Definitely a Diode Dynamics customer for life. (Posted on 6/25/13)

  9. Great Deal Overall Review by jeremy
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    Kit arrived in a timely manner, didn't have to wait long at all. It was a simple install, including relay, and the lights are just gorgeous (8000k). Kit came with mounting material which i was very pleased to find. Quality product indeed. I will roll with Diode in the future. (Posted on 6/11/13)

  10. Great Product Review by OMolina3
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    This HID kit is a great product. I bought the 8000K and it is perfect. I didn't want too much blue in my lights. Great buy I would recommend to anyone that is uncertain, get these. (Posted on 3/18/13)

  11. Great product Review by Alyssa
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    Shipped fast and my hid work great. Much better than factory headlights. They were a pretty easy install and are very bright make it much easier to see. I got 8000k for my forte. (Posted on 3/5/13)

  12. Great product Review by Alyssa
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    I just recieved 8000k hids for my forte they were an easy instal and work great. They are very bright and well worth the money. (Posted on 3/5/13)

  13. Great HID's Review by Reed
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    They are very bright and were very easy to install. I installed them with in 5 mins. Great kit for the price (Posted on 10/29/12)

  14. awesome lighting Review by Brian
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    definitely gives the nicer look to the lighting, i got the 6000k and its an awesome look (Posted on 9/30/12)

  15. Great quality, better customer service! Review by Justin
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    I love the color of my 8000k lows. Install was quick and easy and best of all, unlike some of those eBay kits, D.D. backs all their products up with outstanding customer service. (Posted on 9/14/12)

  16. Super Bright and Clear Review by Ben
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    When I received this kit, I couldn't wait to get it installed. Installation was pretty easy, just a bit time consuming as I had never done anything like this. I purchased the cable harness with the kit and everything went in pretty easily. The instructions were concise and easy to follow. I purchased the 6000k and they light up everything in front of you. Never even have to turn on my high beams anymore. Definitely a great buy. (Posted on 8/26/12)

  17. 6000k Lights Are So Worth the Money! Review by James
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    These 6000k HID's light up so much more of the road that they enable me to see further which is really good since I have a night blindness problem that requires me to wear special glasses at night. These lights are well worth the money and make the Forte look so much better. Even for a 100% noob, the install was simple and quick

    Diode's customer service was impeccable... I had so many questions that my noobness showed through but they enthusiastically took the time to answer all of my questions!
    (Posted on 8/2/12)

  18. Turns heads Review by James
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    I had no problem installing the HID'S took maybe 30 mins and most of that time spent taking tho bulb out of it's protective case.The difference at night is stunning!! I love pulling up to a redlight and watching people stare at my car. (Posted on 7/29/12)

  19. GREAT PRODUCT~!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED~!! Review by Gian
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    I just got my kit in the mail, and all I can say is, "I'm in love"~!! Fast shipping, AAAAAAA+ Seller~!!! I just finished installing my kit, and it was really easy to install. Finished look is EXCELLENT~!! I would highly recommend everyone who needs a HID kit, to get it from these guys~! GREAT PRODUCT and GREAT SERVICE~!! (Posted on 6/7/12)

  20. I can finally see at night! Review by Julian
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    I installed the 6000K kit before going on a road trip and I'm so glad I did! driving at night is so much better compared to the stock bulbs. the light output let you see everything in front of you specially when there aren't any other lights on the road. while installing these I did learn two things that I didn't see in the instructions that come with the kit: 1. you MUST ground if using the harness. 2. you may need to upgrade the fuse for the headlights from a 10A to a 20A (my stock 10A fuse blew after the first 2-3 hours of use) but no problems after the fuse upgrade!. overall I couldn't be happier with the purchase. (Posted on 5/26/12)

  21. Will be buying from DD again! Review by Brandon
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    I purchased a set of 6000k 35w slim ballast HIDs from Diode Dynamic. Finally put them in the other day and wow! Everything is so clear and crisp on the road now. Installation was very simple. (Posted on 5/5/12)

The installation of HIDs consists of three main steps, which are the same for every vehicle. The process is quite straightforward:

  • -Remove factory bulbs and replace with HID bulbs
  • -Connect ballast to bulb plugs
  • -Mount ballast and clean up wiring

 

The following video shows installation on a Scion FR-S, which is very comparable to installation for most vehicles. The only tedious part for some vehicles will be accessing the bulb itself. Please check your manual, as some vehicles require the removal of the front bumper cover. Still, the installation should only take 60-90 minutes.

Worry-free warranty

  • - Full 3-year warranty on all products
  • - No waiting: we usually send new items out with a return label (US customers only)

 

You will get quick help from our trained staff for any issues.

All Off-Road Lighting also carry a limited lifetime warranty.

For further details, please see our full article.

Domestic (US) Customers

  • - Just $5 per order with our Diode Delivers program
  • - Same-day shipping for all orders placed by 12:00 PM CST (or until 4 PM with rush processing)
  • - USPS, for delivery in 2-4 days (on average)
  • - Express services are available, see exact pricing at checkout
  • - Fully Insured

 

International Customers

  • - We ship to all countries via standard mail
  • - Usually around $10 for LEDs, or $25 for HIDs.
  • - Choose your service on checkout to see exact prices:
  • - USPS 1st Class: 2-5 weeks
  • - USPS Priority: 1-2 weeks
  • - Express EMS: 1 week
  • - Please email us if you are unsure about shipping to your country.


You will receive updates from our site when your order is shipped, along with a unique shipment number to ensure that your order is correctly accounted for. This allows you to easily reply to us if you have any concerns.

Whether your order is big or small, it is tested through many run cycles, and each bulb is tested before shipment. Every single bulb. Every time. And if anything does go wrong, you can rely on our industry-leading warranty for worry-free replacement.

If you're not happy with your items, we want to make it right. So we have some pretty awesome return policies:

Returns

30 day return policy. All customers have 30 days from the date of original order shipment to return items.

Full refund, no fees. At Diode Dynamics, we offer free returns. That means no restocking fees, no administrative fees, and no hassle!

 Free return label. If your original order was over $50, you get a free return label for your items (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, you can send the items back through your preferred method.

Exchanges

Within 30 days: If your original order was over $50, you can get new items shipped to you with a return label (US customers only). If your order was less than $50 or international, we can send you the new items first, but you are responsible for returning the old items.

Within 90 days: Any item can be returned for exchange or store credit within 90 days. The buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping, and must first return the old items. We'll still cover the postage for the new items.

 

Please note: due to the nature of custom acrylic pieces, we cannot offer any refund or exchange for returned custom acrylic items.

 

To make a return or exchange, please request an RMA, or give us a call. When we get it back, you will be notified and credited appropriately.

Again, all returns must be approved, with an RMA. This is so that we can process your return as quickly as possible when we get it. If you would like to return an item, please Request an RMA. Please include as much information as possible about the reason for return.

Alternatively, you can also send us a message, or give us a call!