HID stands for high intensity discharge. It refers to lighting technology that relies on an electrical charge to light the xenon gas contained in a sealed bulb. Unlike a halogen bulb, HID bulbs do not have a filament and therefore are not susceptible to vehicle vibration damage.
The HID bulb creates light by bridging an arc between two electrodes. This arc is similar to the energy transfer when lightning strikes. The arc stimulates the xenon gases producing an intense bright beam of light.
BEAMERS offers 3300K, 4300K, 6000K, 8000K, 10000K, 12000K color temperature rating on most of our bulb applications. The temperature rating only changes the color as you move up and down the scale, but does not effect the brightness and it may seem like you are losing brightness from changing color but really you are losing the amount of effective light. When choosing a temperature rating we suggest that you take this information into consideration.