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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2009, 3:28 pm Thread Starter
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Question Xenon headlights

Are the Xenon headlights on my K12GT SE the same as HIDs?

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Yes - just a different name for it.
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Yes. Xenon is one of the most common gases that can be used in the production of High Intensity Discharge lamps. These type lamps require a high voltage ballast mechanism to fire (ionize) the gas.
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Actually it's singular "headlight", just the low beam is HID (Xenon, like what the other guy just said), the high beam is a pair of H7 Halogen bulbs. You hit the high beam and the Xenon low beam stays on, just adds the pair of H7's for high beam. But yeah the factory Xenon option is HID, should say "XENON" through the headlight lense on the right side of the bike where the reflector kind of curls over on top.

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