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Slim Digital HID Conversion Kits


Diode Dynamics is pleased to announce the new Premium Diode Dynamics HID Conversion Kit. This kit has been carefully designed from the ground up to be the highest-quality HID kit available on the market, without exception.

Ballast: The ballasts are the most important component of an HID kit, as they provide the power. After years of providing midrange and high-quality ballasts for vehicles of all makes and models, Diode Dynamics learned what was important in making a good ballast, and applied it when designing these.

Controller Chip. Most digital (DSP) ballasts on the market still use generic chips, which are cheap, and work pretty well. However, when you need maximum quality, you need a new computer chip designed for one purpose. This is known as an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). These ballasts use brand new DSP ASIC chips for maximum efficiency and brightness, fast warmup time, and extremely stable operation.

CAN-BUS. Some vehicles have systems which sense the power consumption. Since HIDs use less power than factory halogen bulbs, this can cause issues. You can resolve this by adding capacitors, known as warning cancellers, or some ballasts come with them built-in. However, sometimes that's still not enough to trick the vehicle! To fix it, this ballast has not one, but two CAN-BUS modules, which provide capacitance and resistance to the circuit to defeat even the most troublesome modern CANBUS systems. Even if your vehicle does not use a CAN-BUS system, these modules will provide extra power smoothing for reliable operation. Simply put, this ballast will work on any vehicle, the first time you plug it in. With this kit, you don't need to worry about capacitors, warning cancellers, or resistors.

Igniter and Startup. You may have heard of ignition issues with other ballasts, caused by an igniter that is too small to withstand cold temperatures. No reason to worry with these ballasts- the oversized 24kV external igniter means that you will never have an ignition issue, even in the coldest temperatures. Additionally, the ASIC chip in these ballasts means that you only need 4 amps at nominal voltage to start up. These ballasts consume less power than any other on the market, meaning 100% reliable and fast startups, every time.

Shielding. Ever noticed a little black plastic thing clipped onto your laptop charger cord? That's a ferrite bead, which is used to suppress high-frequency signals, which can create radio interference. All ballasts generate these signals, and most just have protection in the ballast. We've also included ferrite beads on the wire, to suppress them.

LED Indicator. Convenience is key, especially during installation. To make things easy, we've added an indicator LED on the input wire, so you know that the ballast is getting power.

Case. These ballasts are the smallest you will find, about the size of a pack of playing cards. The case is fully potted, or filled with epoxy, which makes them fully waterproof and shockproof. Most ballasts on the market are filled to some degree, but these are completely filled to the top, sparing no expense to ensure longevity.


Bulbs:
The bulbs included with Diode Dynamics kits are CNLight bulbs. CNLight is the top manufacturer of aftermarket bulbs in the world, providing the best quality available. You might see other high-quality kits on the market which also use CNLight bulbs. They provide superior life, brightness, and color attenuation when compared to generic HID bulbs, like those found in most cheaper kits on the market. The one-piece base design prevents any issues with separation over time, making the entire bulb extremely reliable.

The CNLight bulb temperatures are rated accurately in Kelvin temperature at 35W, and have an industry-standard 3000 hours of estimated bulb life, which should outlast your vehicle. Please be aware that most HID bulbs are rated inaccurately from other manufacturers. 8000K is not dark blue, and 6000K is not pure white! We provide accurately-measured colors. 3000K is our lowest temperature, and has a pure yellow output, which is great for use in fog lights. 4300K is a pure white output, as seen on many factory HIDs. It will not have any blue tint to its color, and might appear slightly warm. 6000K is our most popular color, which produces an ice white color. It has a very slight hint of blue, and matches best with most LEDs. 8000K is our highest temperature, which produces an ice blue color. This is not a strong blue color though- it is still primarily white, meaning there will be no decrease in light output.


Relay:
Your Premium CAN-BUS HID Kit includes a brand new Heavy-Duty HID Relay, to power your HIDs directly from the battery, instead of the factory wiring. This relay has been designed from scratch, and utilizes a fully-sealed, waterproof relay, with flyback diode, and even has a built-in capacitor for input power smoothing. All wires are sleeved with braided techflex for an attractive appearance and extra protection. The input wires are each a meter long, and the output wires are one meter and two meters, which means the wiring will be long enough for even the biggest vehicles. The single-ground design makes installation easy. This relay was designed with reliability, convenience, and long-life in mind.


Warranty: Our warranty is through Diode Dynamics, LLC, so you can be assured that you will get fast and friendly service should you have any problems. There is a full-replacement 1-year warranty on all HID Kit components, including HID Bulbs, Ballasts and Relay.

Shipment: We carry our own inventory, so no waiting for them to be shipped from overseas, or waiting on big, unreliable suppliers to ship them. They ship right from our own inventory, in St. Louis, Missouri, usually the same day you order.
Kit comes with:

  • One pair HID bulbs in your choice of bulb size and color
  • Two 35w super-slim ballasts
  • Mounting hardware for ballasts
  • Limited Lifetime warranty on electronics (ballasts and wiring)
  • Three-year limited warranty on all components
  • Free Diode Dynamics decal
  • Diode Dynamics 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • OPTIONAL Heavy-duty HID Relay Harness to protect your factory electronics.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, email [email protected] or call us: (314) 205-3033

*PM us for the free-shipping code* (U.S. forum members only)

Thanks for looking!
Nick C.

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"Ordered 6000k turned out exactly how I wanted them to, look awesome in person! very easy to install only took 10-15minutes. Very fast shipping as well which was definitely a plus!" (Posted on September 30, 2013)

"Easily the best HID'S I've bought. Easy install and ships pretty fast. Definitely a Diode Dynamics customer for life." (Posted on June 25, 2013)

"Kit arrived in a timely manner, didn't have to wait long at all. It was a simple install, including relay, and the lights are just gorgeous (8000k). Kit came with mounting material which i was very pleased to find. Quality product indeed. I will roll with Diode in the future." (Posted on June 11, 2013)

"These 6000k HID's light up so much more of the road that they enable me to see further which is really good since I have a night blindness problem that requires me to wear special glasses at night. These lights are well worth the money and make the Forte look so much better. Even for a 100% noob, the install was simple and quick

Diode's customer service was impeccable... I had so many questions that my noobness showed through but they enthusiastically took the time to answer all of my questions!"
(Posted on August 2, 2012)

"I have a 2011 kia optima LX. I ordered the 6k HID lights from here and could not be any happier. I received my order in 3 days which was great! The color is amazing nice crisp white with a hint of blue. Makes all the road sign and markers glow so I know exactly what's ahead of me while driving. The spread is nice I get about 50ft in front of me of clear vision. I say its better than my stock lights before. Overall this product is an absolute win. highly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid HID kit. Also order the relay harness." (Posted on June 9, 2013)

"Lows installed yesterday and they look great. Match the 6000k fogs perfectly. Thanks Diode Dynamics." (Posted on November 10, 2012)

"I ordered the 6000k kit and it's a great color! This is very easy to install, only took about 25 minutes for me. Plug and play and everything. I highly recommend this product for anybody interested." (Posted on March 13, 2012)




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I'm looking to buy this for my Harley - do you have something similar ?

Black Daymaker LED Headlamp-67700043A | Headlights | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store

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Unfortunately we don't have any housings available for HD's yet, the best I could do is sell you some LED strips that you could size to fit your needs. I will talk to Paul about lighting for HD soon.

Just out of curiosity, which HD model do you ride? I'm a huge V-Rod fan!

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Unfortunately we don't have any housings available for HD's yet, the best I could do is sell you some LED strips that you could size to fit your needs. I will talk to Paul about lighting for HD soon.

Just out of curiosity, which HD model do you ride? I'm a huge V-Rod fan!

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I have a 2008 Night Train

I've had many Jap bikes in my time, but this is my first Harley - thoroughly enjoying it after not owning a bike for about 16 years.

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Nice looking bike! Love the wrap on the pipes

My uncle owns two exceptionally nice dealerships in Washington and Indiana I believe.

Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer for new and used bikes, as well as parts and services in Spokane Valley, Washington.

They always give me a tough time because I am a huge fan of Ducati, I can't help it! My family is Italian and they make sweet bikes!

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We are now offering pre-drilled dust caps for the Optima!



No need to drill your factory dust caps to install these

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Are your ballasts tested to turn on at crazy low temperatures?
I'm saying -35deg C and below.
My previous one had difficulty igniting at -30ish C.
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Are your ballasts tested to turn on at crazy low temperatures?
I'm saying -35deg C and below.
My previous one had difficulty igniting at -30ish C.
Yes, rated to perform at -40C, with robust, 23kV, quality igniters.


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do you have a replacement housing that you recommend going with ?
I just bought a 05 spectra 5, and there aren't a lot of aftermarket
options out there. planned on getting a hid kit after housing upgrade.

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do you have a replacement housing that you recommend going with ?
I just bought a 05 spectra 5, and there aren't a lot of aftermarket
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Unfortunately, we don't offer replacement housings for any of the Kia models. However, we do have angel eyes and other upgrades that can improve the look of your OEM housing

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