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xenon HID is much better then HIDs from what I've heard. HID is just the bulb whereas xenon has the gas in it and a power converter to run it. We compared the look of the S2000 HID to my R34's Xenon HID and the R34 has a much nicer and denser look to it and also when you look at the white road stripes, xenon makes them virtually glow in white/purplish colour.

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Far out, what is going on is this thread!!!

Xenon = the gas used in HID Bulbs.

People use the terms interchangeably. Yes, technically, they are HID lamps. Yes, technically, they are also xenon lamps (just like halogen lamps are called halogen lamps).

HID/xenon bulbs produce light because of an arc that runs inside not a filament.

There was a mention above about xenon being bulb only. I believe you are referring to the addition of a small percentage of xenon gas into the atmosphere of a stadnard halogen filament bulb. This allows the filament to burn hotter and more efficient, therefore producing more light. They are not lieing when they advertise that the halogen bulb contains Xenon gas. However, these bulbs are not discharge bulbs that operate using an arc, they have a filament.

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Far out, what is going on is this thread!!!

Xenon = the gas used in HID Bulbs.

People use the terms interchangeably. Yes, technically, they are HID lamps. Yes, technically, they are also xenon lamps (just like halogen lamps are called halogen lamps).

HID/xenon bulbs produce light because of an arc that runs inside not a filament.

There was a mention above about xenon being bulb only. I believe you are referring to the addition of a small percentage of xenon gas into the atmosphere of a stadnard halogen filament bulb. This allows the filament to burn hotter and more efficient, therefore producing more light. They are not lieing when they advertise that the halogen bulb contains Xenon gas. However, these bulbs are not discharge bulbs that operate using an arc, they have a filament.

this all good, hey,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,am learning heaps here, just looked at box, does say XENON HID, still for sale 200 plus postage,

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