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XenonDepot strives to provide our customers with the most advanced HID conversion kits available in the market. Our kits are designed to offer our customers a simple and effective HID conversion that is designed specifically for your individualized application. The XenonDepot HID kit is comprised of both Philips bulbs and ballasts to ensure the quality and durability of the kit. The kit will also come included with two individual wiring harnesses (1 per side) that consist of upgraded wiring, fuses, and relays. These harensses will plug directly into your OEM harness with proper 9006 connecotrs:

<img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/4stv/9006-con-1.jpg" width="180" height="135"> <img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/4stv/9006-con-2.jpg" height="135">

We currently have 2 kits to select from - 5000k & 6000k.

The 5000k kit utilizes a Philips 4100k bulb with a blue coating on it to obtain the 5000k light temperatute. The colour output on this kit will offer you a bright white with a bluish tinge.

<img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/carpics/rsx-5000k-200.jpg">
<img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/show-stuff/2000%20Honda%20Civic%20SiR/silvercivic6.jpg">

The 6000k Ultinon kit does not use a coating to produce the 6000k colour temperature. A different mixture of gases is actually used to produce the 6000k colour temperature. The light output on this kit will be bright white with a purpulish tinge.

<img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/show-stuff/green%20supra/green-supra-6.jpg"> <img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/carpics/asaf-rsx-5.jpg"> <img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/carpics/white-lud-1.jpg">

Alternate suppliers will offer you similar kits at similar pricing however our product's core competency is that we use custom molded bases designed to plug right into your vehicle's OEM headlamp assembly. In essence, we DO NOT use machined fittings with an adapter ring glued on. As a result, our kits
perform better and provide optically correct beam patterns. Furthermore, you will not need to modify your vehicle in any way!!

<img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/beam/comparison-ours-left--other.jpg"> <img src="http://www.xenondepot.com/images/Sept2002/beam/RSX-HID-RIGHT-NON-LEFT.jpg">

The XenonDepot HID kit has been mentioned in magazines such as Super Street, Modified Mag, Performance Auto & Sound, and Mobile Entertainment. Please review our photo gallery to view some of the conversions we have performed as well as some of the XenonDepot sponsor vehicles:

http://www.xenondepot.com/pg.html

ORDERING INFO:

XenonDepot Philips Ultinon 6000k HID Conversion

XenonDepot Philips 5000k HID Conversion

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Steve

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Hello,

I just wanted to add 1 thing. Its a pleasure to be a supporting vendor here on www.acuramdx.org and if anyone has any question regarding our product please feel free to post away. I will be checking this forum frequently.

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NO need to do anything then?

I am very interested in getting a xenon kit for my MDX, but i am wondering so if i get this kit from you guys there is no need for me to do any mechnical work on my car, but jus plug and play right?
And also can you explain alittle more on how it i done, cuz i think the MDX uses H4, and so this kit provides a plug where i convert the what in what?
In addition, is 6000k the highest for Xenon right now? Cuz i see Piaa lights(regular not xenon) that has 7500k and 8000k.
 

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it looks as though Xenon Depot does not have an MDX set up!
 

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I've purchased the 5000K kit from XenonDepot a couple weeks ago. The low beam on the MDX is 9006. So yes, they do have the kit for our vehicle. Installation was a breeze, everything that you need are included in the kit. To me, the hardest part is finding a location to mount the left and right ballast. All together, it took me about an hour. You do have to run 2 positive wires back and connect to the battery, however, this is something you want any way, since it protects all your factory wirings.

I'm very impressed with the kit from these guys, as everything is well-built and snap together perfectly well. And the support that you get from Steve is top-notch. Lots of my fried have bought other kit on eBay lately, and none can match the brightness and quality of the kit from XenonDepot.

To make a long story short, two thumbs up to Steve and XenonDepot HID kit. You'll not be dissapointed.
 

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Any pictures?! I'd like to see how your install went! TIA. :)
 

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Hello,

Thank-you for your responses.

1) The MDX uses a 9006 bulb for the low beam.

2) You will not need to modify your vehicle in any way. Everything is plug+play and will not require you to modify your housings in any way. XenonDepot has rebased the Philips bulbs with proper 9006 bases to ensure proper fitment and beam patterns. Furthermore, the XenonDepot wiring harness will plug directly into your OEM wiring harness with no wire splicing or cutting (please view the connector above).

3) 7500k, 8000k, are all colour temperatures. In all reality, the brightest kits would be the 4100k kits (which we can get as well) however the colour output would be bright white with a yellowish tinge (it will not have the "HID look" that is very similar to OEM HID). The XenonDepot 5000k kit will will still offer you that bright white ouput however it will offer you a bluish tinge. THe 6000k kit will offer you a bright white output with a purpulish tinge.

Alternate kits that boast higher colour temperatures (7500k, 8000k, etc...) are more colour oriented. Granted, they will have more of a colour output however you will be compromising light output for colour output. In essenece, you will not be improving your night time visibility.

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!!!!!!!

Hey who is interested?
Let's get going!
We need 5 people dun we?


PS. What's that thing about connecting back to the battery?
Yeah are there any pics for installation?
 

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Hello,

The XenonDepot kit will come with 2 individual wiring harnesses (1 per side). This harness is included so that you do not run any excess loads via your stock headlight harness. When you initially turn on the HID lights, the ballast require approx 20A whereas your stock headlight harness is only designed to carry a load of approx 5-7 A.

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Sorry but I did not take any pictures when I was installing the kit. And Steve has explained why you need to run wires back to the battery.
 

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XenonDepot said:
... When you initially turn on the HID lights, the ballast require approx 20A whereas your stock headlight harness is only designed to carry a load of approx 5-7 A.
20 amps?!?! :eek: Yikes, that sounds like a lot of current! I assume that "the 2 positive wires" that we connect to the battery are therefore directly connected to the positive terminal on our car battery. Are there special connectors provided for this? How much current do the HID's draw after the "initial" start-up compared to the stock Halogens? Sorry for all the questions, but I guess I get nervous when I start doing any kind of "surgery" on my electrical systems! TIA! :)
 

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I think that the initial load is handled by a relay and not a direct connection to the battery.
 

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AFAIK, the HIDs use 35 watts after firing up compared to the stock halogens using 55 watts. The HIDs will use less energy after the initial startup.:)
 

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Hello,

Thank-you for your responses.

1) After initial startup, the HID run at approx 35W

2)I am not the technical guy however it is my understanding that the relay is used to guarantee a stable 12V supply to the ballasts without drawing higher currents from the stock low-beam circuit than it was designed to provide.

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Hey Xenon,
You mentioned a group buy but I did not see a price. What kind of a price tag are you going to put on these?
Thanks:D
 

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Hello,

Please view the initial post for ordering information.

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I've had some people email me an inquire in regards to when the kits will be shipped out. Once we have 5 confirmed orders we will ship out the kits.

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I understand the Philips bulb technology being superior, but can someone explain why the ballasts would be better than competitive electronics?

In my assessment, modern electronics would preclude the necessity of external wiring to the battery, as well as a relay. Adequate protection circuitry could be integrated in the same package. As well as draw less current.
 

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I bought a HID kit from hidkits.com. They are custom made ballasts that don't require any additional wiring because they do not have the high power draw in the begining. They are for sale since I sold my X. So if anyone is interested send a PM.
 
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