The Diode Dynamics' HID conversion kit contains everything you need to convert your factory halogen headlamps into HID, High Intensity Discharge.
In any HID kit, the ballasts are the most important component. At Diode Dynamics, we conduct extensive electrical measurement to determine which ballasts to offer. We offer two excellent options, a high-quality slim digital ballast from Precision HID, and the industry-leading ballast from HYLUX. They are both the smallest you will find, about the size of a pack of playing cards. Included are the features of automatic reverse polarity protection, EMI circuit shielding, hot restrike protection, and is fully waterproof and shockproof. It has all of the speed and arc control accuracy that comes with the new digital technology, to ensure long bulb life. While both will provide excellent results, the Precision ballast is meant to be a very good economical option, while the HYLUX ballast will provide extremely high reliability, with OEM-ballast quality.
|Diode Dynamics Ballast Comparison|
|OEM HID||HYLUX||Precision||eBay Brand|
|Overall Quality||Excellent||Excellent||Very good||Poor|
|Ballast Technology||Varies||German ASIC Digital||CPU Digital||Varies|
|Defective Rate, 3 years||~0.5%||~0.4%||~1.1%||~5%|
|Average Life||5-10 years||5-10 years||3-7 years||0-3 years|
|Water/Shockproofing||Varies||Yes, excellent||Yes, very good||Poor or none|
|Interference Protection||Varies||EMI Shielding||EMI Shielding||None|
|Hot Restrike Protection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Varies|
|Ballast Size (mm)||Varies||77x67x15||87x63x15||Varies|
|Ballast Weight (oz)||Varies||11 oz||9 oz||Varies|
The bulbs included with Diode Dynamics kits are CNLight bulbs. CNLight is the top manufacturer of aftermarket bulbs in the world, providing the best quality available. They are laser-aligned for easy alignment and installation, as well as long bulb life.
The bulb temperatures are rated accurately in Kelvin temperature, and have an industry-standard 2500 hours of estimated bulb life, which should outlast your vehicle.
3000K is our lowest temperature, and has a pure yellow output, which is great for use in fog lights.
4300K is a pure white output, as seen on many factory HIDs. It will not have any blue tint to its color.
6000K is our most popular color, which produces an ice white color. It has a slight hint of blue, and matches best with our LED bulbs.
8000K is our highest temperature, which produces an ice blue color.
Do not be fooled by overrated "lifetime" warranties from other manufacturers and distributors. The warranty is only as good as what the company actually replaces. 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. In addition to the 1-year full warranty included with all Diode Dynamics products, your HID kit comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This lifetime warranty covers the ballasts and wiring for the lifetime of your HID kit.
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 (Precision or HYLUX)
- Mounting hardware for ballasts (3M mounting pads)
- Limited Lifetime warranty on electronics (ballasts and wiring)
- Full one-year warranty on all components
- Free Diode Dynamics decal
- Diode Dynamics 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- HID Relay Harness (Optional, $10) to protect your factory electronics.
- - Full 1-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 HID ballasts also carry a 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
- - 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:
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.
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!