These are AMP-connector 2A88 CANBUS 35w HID ballasts, from HYLUXTEK. With true OEM-grade manufacturing, these ballasts are intended to perform for years, with absolutely zero failures.
If you have an HID kit with a failed ballast, you can purchase a pair of these and swap it out. The AMP connectors and 9006 size power input will fit standard HID kit wires. If you are looking for a ballast to replace an OEM HID setup, please view our D2 or D1 style ballasts.
Most ballasts these days run with digital signal processing (DSP). This allows for a much smoother and more reliable power output, faster warmup, and longer bulb life. However, most digital ballasts still use standardized computing chips to process the information. It is very cost-efficient to use standard chips off the shelf. Instead, the HYLUX uses a computing chip designed specifically for the purpose of running an HID bulb. This is known as an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC). While this is much more expensive than a generic chip, it allows the HYLUX ballast to operate with extremely high efficiency and performance, far exceeding that of any generic ballast on the market.
The ballast is fully sealed in electrically-safe sealant material, known in the industry as potting. It's not just coated like cheaper ballasts, instead, it is filled to the brim, making the ballast completely waterproof and shockproof. The ballast will make a humming noise during operation- most assume this is bad, but actually, it is primarily a result of microscopic air pockets resonating inside, audible proof that the ballast is completely airtight.
With the OEM-grade 23kV igniter, which is also fully waterproof, this ballast will strike the bulb perfectly, every single time. It will function in even the coldest of environments, with a rated minimum operating temperature of -40 degrees.
This ballast has a CANBUS module, which is designed to provide extra resistance to the vehicle. This is required for operation in many newer vehicles, as they may otherwise shut off power to your headlights, due to the lower power consumption.
The CANBUS module also regualtes the power input, to prevent errors with PWM signals. What is that? Well, many newer vehicles use pulse-width-modulation (PWM) to drive headlights, which basically flickers standard halogen bulbs on and off very quickly, to extend bulb life and lower power consumption. It works great for traditional filament bulbs, but HIDs require constant power to run reliably. The CANBUS module smooths the input signal into a constant power supply to the ballast. It has been tested and is effective with PWM signals up to 100hZ, which is within range of PWM systems in most US-market vehicles, such as Dodge, VW, BMW, etc.
We recommend using high-quality aftermarket bulbs with this ballast, such as CNLight, or an OEM-grade bulb such as Philips or OSRAM. However, if you have any random, cheap bulb that is in working condition, this ballast will drive it perfectly.
Your order includes:
- 1 HYLUX 2A88 CANBUS HID Ballast with AMP (standard) connectors
- Diode Dynamics 3-Year Warranty
Replacement ballast under warranty. Review by Helas
Price Value Quality
One of the ballasts on my DD HID Kit for a 2012 Subaru Legacy failed. DD replaced the failed ballast with one of these for my. The replacement works as advertised. I hope it lasts longer than the last one. (Posted on 3/14/16)
Finally a quality product sold by a company that you can actually talk to Review by Sferrari
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Went trough over $200 in ballasts that either didn't work well or didn't work at all. The companies that sold these products gave a "lifetime warranty" but we're nowhere to be found when their product didn't function.
Diode Dynamics is a class act and provide quality products. They will be my 100% go to for HID lighting products from this point forward. I highly recommend l. (Posted on 1/22/16)
Ballast Replacement Review by Dwayne
Price Value Quality
I recently had a ballast go out. Because this is a daily driver, I didn't want to tear the car apart and wait for the new part to come in. I sent an e-mail on Sunday explaining that I would like a replacement so I could just swap them out at the same time. On Monday I got an e-mail back that the new one would be shipped with a RMA. I had them on Thursday of the same week. Outstanding customer service. (Posted on 11/11/15)
Fantastic Product Review by Zac
Value Quality Price
This ballast was included with the kit I ordered for my 2014 GMC Sierra. They appear to be very well built and are heavy for their size. The Hylux chip can be seen through the rear window of the ballast. The ballasts are small and because of this are easy to install in different location in the vehicle. Also included with the ballasts are squares of 3M double sided adhesive. Its nice to see 3M in the box as other cheaper adhesives don't hold as well. All the connections that should be are weather pack type connections and appear to be well made. Don't hesitate to go with Hylux if you are looking at HID's. They are on par or better that what I have used in the past. and the customer service at DD cannot be beat. (Posted on 7/18/15)
Great Ballast! Review by 417FahrenheitGTi
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Very tough and easy to place. Not a big unit so its easy to hide in tight spaces. Definatly looks very well crafted. Will be buying these for all vehicles I have and get in future if vehicle doesn't have stock HIDs. (Posted on 12/8/14)
- - 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.
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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!