Actualy, to be completely correct, the xenon gas is not "ignited". It is excited by passing a large electrical arc through it, which causes it to glow brightly.badwayz said:It it the same kind of light.
HID is an abreviation for High Intensity electrical Discharge. You get this discharge (the light) when you ignite the Xenon gas inside of the (HID) bulb.
EDawg said:are they different names for the same thing?? if not, then what's the difference??
Bingo :thumbup:Griptruk said:Unless there is a ballast, it is not a real HID, that's the easiest way to know for sure.