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BF Xenon HID Headlight Kit - Lighting It Up On The Down Low

Posted in How To on June 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Until recently, the only way to get HID lighting power was to mount external lights on a bumper or light bar. That was fine if you had a good mounting spot...but if you didn't, you were out of luck. Thankfully, companies like BF Xenon figured out how to cram HIDs into the spots where halogen headlight bulbs normally reside-and this can be done to pretty much any vehicle these days. We got our hands on a kit and installed the lights over at OC Motorsports in Costa Mesa, California.

1.BF Xenon makes HID-headlight kits for most trucks. These babies are three times brighter than stock headlamps.

The HIDs we used are approximately 300 percent brighter than the OEM headlights that had previously been housed in our donor truck. As you might guess, this may raise legality issues in some areas, so these lights aren't recommended for daily-driven vehicles. We installed the HIDs on an F-150 that rarely is driven on the street, so it wasn't much of an issue in our case. The installation itself wasn't terribly complicated or tricky, and HID lights actually eat up much less electricity than the stock lights, so we've found ourselves using them to temporarily illuminate campsites even when the vehicle wasn't running. Pretty cool.

2. After disconnecting the F-150's battery, we realized that the new lights don't actually utilize the OEM lighting system, save for using a single headlight harness for switching the lights on and off. Instead, they wire in using a harness (included) and small external ballast boxes, which can be safely mounted by zip-tie pretty much anywhere under the hood that doesn't see a lot of direct heat.
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OC Motorsports
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
888-699-8333
www.ocmotorsports.com
BF Xenon
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-624-8790
http://www.bfxenon.com

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