Lab Tested Aftermarket HID Kits Chart (Retrofit)*

Comparing to Halogen in Projector Headlights
  • Sortable Chart on HID Conversion Upgrade Kits
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Test Platform 2.0
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Brand & model
Kelvin Model Tested
OVERALL Brightness Score
Peak Projector #1 Lux (35w)
Peak Projector #2 Lux (35w)
TOTAL LUMENS (per Bulb)
Tested Color/ Kelvin
Video/ Article
Cost
Purchase
Halogen
(to compare)

N/A

1.0
284 LUX
0%
935 LUX
0%
1564 LM
+0%

3425k

N/A
$
-
Kits under $100
DDM Tuning
Plus Kit

5500k

4.1
532 LUX
+87%
2935 LUX
+214%
4625 LM
+196%

5150k

$100
DDM Tuning
Standard Kit

5000k

3.0
440 LUX
+55%
2170 LUX
+132%
4350 LM
+178%

5650k

$45
Lumenon
HID Kit

5000k

2.5
431 LUX
+52%
1575 LUX
+68%
4400 LM
+181%

7300k

$$
XtremeVision
HID Kit

5000k

2.4
456 LUX
+61%
1762 LUX
+88%
3650 LM
+133%

7250k

$$
Innovited
CANBUS HID Kit

5000k

2.4 ±
437 LUX
+54%
1923 LUX
+106%
4646 LM
+191%

6550k

$$$
Kits over $100+
XenonDepot

Xtreme HID


5000k

4.8
563 LUX
+98%
3375 LUX
+261%
4925 LM
+215%

4450k

$225
GTR Lighting
Ultra HID Kit

5000k

4.6
601 LUX
+112%
2966 LUX
+217%
5040 LM
+222%

5000k

$330
Morimoto
XB Elite 2.0 (2020)

5000k

4.6
554 LUX
+95%
3088 LUX
+230%
5020 LM
+221%

5000k

$180
DDM Tuning
Ultra (Hylux) Kit

5500k

4.1
532 LUX
+87%
2935 LUX
+214%
4625 LM
+196%

5150k

$120
Diode Dynamics

Premium Hylux HID


5000k

3.5
592 LUX
+108%
2177 LUX
+133%
4340 LM
+177%

7400k

$185

For full testing details and how we came to the results show here, see how we test here. Data last updated 9/29/2020.

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± Kits which experienced flicker during burn-in and testing had 1/2 star removed from the overall score.

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