HID lights or known as white light bulb kit installed on a car which is not factory fitted with HID headlamp is ILLEGAL in Malaysia due to it distract other road user with its high glare lights. JPJ or Road Transport Department now doing the ops to catch the car owner who installed HID on their car.
Some of us said it is ok to install it on spot light as long as it is not headlamp but it is actually not right. As long as you have the white light installed on your car, you will be fined. Furthermore, the white light supposedly installed only with projector lamp housing not normal halogen headlamp housing. The HID installed in normal headlamp like Honda Civic causing high glare light which is diverged and not focused on the road.
HID LIGHTS – AFTERMARKET HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE LIGHT HEAD LAMP ILLEGAL INSTALLATION
HID conversion kit costs around RM100-RM200 which offers different Bulbs Model: H1, H3, H4 (H/L), H7, H8, H10, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, D2C, D2S & D2R with different intensity Color Temperature: d2c,d2s,d4c,d4s,2500k3000k,4300K, 6000K, 8000K & 10000K,1200k,1500k,30000k.
Usually the Package Includes 2 x Xenon Bulbs(2 Halogen Bulbs for H4 H/L)(Low is Hid, High is Halogen bulb)
2 x Water Proof Ballasts.
Below are latest news regarding latest JPJ ops for HID lamp: Operasi JPJ Lampu HID putih
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will step up enforcement against motorists who install high-intensity discharge (HID) light or what is known as the “white light” on their vehicles, state JPJ director Abdul Rahman Emang Anyie said.
This follows an increase in the use of such device, which he said could cause disturbance to other road users.
“We will issue notice to them and followed by compound fines if they continue using these lights,” he told reporters at a traffic enforcement operation in Bukit Besi, here last night.
He said the glare from HID lights could distract other road users, causing accidents.
A total of 137 summonses and notices were issued in the operation which started from 3pm to midnight and participated by agencies such as the police, Environment Department, National Anti-narcotics Agency and Land Public Transport Commission.
Some basic info for HID lamps:
High-intensity discharge lamps (HID lamps) are a type of electrical lamp which produces light by means of an electric arc between tungsten electrodes housed inside a translucent or transparent fused quartz or fused alumina arc tube. This tube is filled with both gas and metal salts. The gas facilitates the arc’s initial strike. Once the arc is started, it heats and evaporates the metal salts forming a plasma, which greatly increases the intensity of light produced by the arc and reduces its power consumption. High-intensity discharge lamps are a type of arc lamp.
High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps make more visible light per unit of electric power consumed than fluorescent and incandescent lamps since a greater proportion of their radiation is visible light as opposed to heat.
Various different types of chemistry are used in the arc tubes of HID lamps, depending on the desired characteristics of light intensity, correlated color temperature, color rendering index (CRI), energy efficiency, and lifespan. Varieties of HID lamp include:
Mercury vapor lamps
Metal halide (MH) lamps
Ceramic MH lamps
Sodium vapor lamps
Xenon short-arc lamps
Ultra-High Performance (UHP)
The light-producing element of these lamp types is a well-stabilized arc discharge contained within a refractory envelope arc tube with wall loading in excess of 3 W/cm² (19.4 W/in²).
Mercury vapor lamps were the first commercially available HID lamps. Originally they produced a bluish-green light, but more recent versions can produce light with a less pronounced color tint. However, mercury vapor lamps are falling out of favor and being replaced by sodium vapor and metal halide lamps.
Metal halide and ceramic metal halide lamps can be made to give off neutral white light useful for applications where normal color appearance is critical, such as TV and movie production, indoor or nighttime sports games, automotive headlamps, and aquarium lighting.
Low-pressure sodium vapor lamps are extremely efficient. They produce a deep yellow-orange light and have an effective CRI of nearly zero; items viewed under their light appear monochromatic. This makes them particularly effective as photographic safe lights. High-pressure sodium lamps tend to produce a much whiter light, but still with a characteristic orange-pink cast. New color-corrected versions producing a whiter light are now available, but some efficiency is sacrificed for the improved color.
Ballasts for discharge lampsLike fluorescent lamps, HID lamps require a ballast to start and maintain their arcs. The method used to initially strike the arc varies: mercury vapor lamps and some metal halide lamps are usually started using a third electrode near one of the main electrodes while other lamp styles are usually started using pulses of high voltage.
Replacements for the toxic mercury in the HID lamps have been investigated and are a matter of ongoing research. Experiments show promising results and widespread future applications are expected.
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