THIS PRODUCT IS REFURBISHED BY DIODE DYNAMICS. The ballast is in fully working condition, and comes with a 1-year warranty. However, there will be signs of previous use on the case and/or connectors, including adhesive residue, dirt buildup, etc.
1 YEAR WARRANTY
THIS IS NOT A BRAND NEW PRODUCT. THERE WILL BE VISIBLE FLAWS AND SIGNS OF USE.
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 1-Year Warranty
Great Experience Review by RYAN
Price Value Quality
Had a problem with one of the ballasts, contacted them and they made it right. I will continue to recommend them to friends.... (Posted on 3/17/16)
Worth every penny Review by siktaco
Price Value Quality
These ballasts blew my previous set completely out of the water. I saw a huge difference in light output and am more than happy with em especially for the price. They have a good feel to them and look like good quality ballasts. Would definitely recommend these to anyone looking to replace or upgrade their current ballasts. Hylux ftw! (Posted on 12/1/15)
Mistakes happen Review by Bil
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The pair of refurbished ballasts I received were packed poorly and literally looked as if they were removed from a vehicle, placed in a box and sent to me.
No packing material, just loose in a box.
One of the two had the remains of double sided foam tape still stuck to it. One of them was DOA.
I expected some cosmetic issues, but I hoped that both of them were at least tested. Though I can't be certain that the failure was due to damage enroute to me.
Diode Dymanics DID make good on it and sent me a replacement refurbished unit on my dime along with a pre-paid label so I can return the defective unit. This one was packaged properly. (Posted on 10/30/15)
Feels Brand New Review by Duy
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I just received my order and opened the box. The ballast feel brand new! I checked the connections and the ballast itself. You couldn't even tell these are refurbished. After examining the ballast, I decided to try them out. I installed them on my car and the bulbs ignited instantly. They took about 20 seconds to reach full brightness, but there is no flickering or signs on the dash board. Remember to buy a relay harness and/or an anti-flickering capacitor if your car needs one. Don't blame a company if you do not know what your car needs to fully work with HIDs. Although one ballast has a ground wire coming out of it and the other one doesn't, I don't think it will effect the performance at all. Otherwise, these ballast don't feel flimsy at all and they seem heavy-duty. They might weigh a little more than my other ballast, but not by much. (Posted on 9/11/15)
- -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 Stage Series products carry a limited 8-year 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!