Whats the difference between bi xenon and hid headlamps?

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by lynall, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thats Headlamps not meadlamps!

    I thought a hid was a bi xenon but maybe not:confused:

    What would my car have 01 E430 Avantgarde with factory xenon?


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    HID = High-intensity discharge lamp

    Xenon lamps are HID lamps.

    Bi-xenons are headlight assemblies that use a xenon lamp for both high and low beam.
     
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    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So simple when you know!



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    There are also normal incandescent bulbs that contain Xenon (Philips X-Treme and others).
     
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    I had a pair of the philiphs extreme in my last car and they were pretty good especially compared to the std bulbs, same wattage as well so totally legal.



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    If your car has the xenon option the it will sadly only be the xonons and not bi- xenons:eek: ;)

    The xenons are still very good and it sounds like you have a very nice car.

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    Yup they are a very quick & simple lighting upgrade ... I have them in all 3 of our vehicles.
     

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