Hella Rallye 4000i Internal Ballast Hid Off Road LightsPosted in How To on November 1, 2009 0) (
It's not like you never heard the name "Hella" before. It's been on race trucks and performance vehicles for as long as most of us can remember. Hella's halogen off-road light line has forever been some of the best-bang-for-your-buck lights on the market, and its Xenon series high-intensity discharge (HID) lights have been top quality for years. But there was always the pesky problem of finding a place to mount the external ballast that came with the HID auxiliary lights. Thankfully, the technology has finally come that has allowed Hella to move to an internal ballast design without raising the cost of the light. We checked them against a friend's original external ballast Hella HIDs, and the light output seemed the same. In other words, don't go run out and buy these internal ballast lights if you already have the Hella HIDs, but the new design is definitely a welcomed upgrade and makes mounting these lights that much easier.
Light Out Put
Since we had a Hella 8-inch halogen Rallye 4000 laying around, we figured we'd show you the stock headlights, against a single halogen Rallye 4000, against a single Xenon Rallye 4000. We shot pictures on a high aperature setting-so high you can't even see the stock headlights working in the photos, but the obvious advantage of the HID 4000 is clear over its halogen brethren.