Lab Tested Aftermarket HID Kits Chart (Retrofit)*

Comparing to Halogen in Reflector Headlights
  • Sortable Chart on HID Retrofit Upgrade Kits

LED Bulbs

Halogen Bulbs

HID Kits

HID OE Bulbs

Brand & model
Kelvin Model Tested
OVERALL Brightness Score
Peak Low Beam Projector Lux (35w)
Peak High Beam Projector Lux (35w)
Tested Color/ Kelvin ††
Video/ Article
Compatible bulb types
Cost
Purchase
Halogen
(to compare)

N/A

2.5
1610 LUX
0%
3550 LUX
0%

3425k

N/A
N/A
$
-
Amazon Kits under $100
DDM Tuning
Premium Kit
TOP RATED

5500k

4.8
6060 LUX
+276%
10020 LUX
+182%

5150k

H1, H3, H4, H6, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, H16, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$$
DDM Tuning
Standard Kit

5000k

3.8
5120 LUX
+212%
4760 LUX
+34%

5650k

H1, H7, H8, H9, H11, 9005, 9006
$$
XtremeVision
HID Kit
BEST VALUE

5000k

3.5
3580 LUX
+122%
6120 LUX
+72%

7250k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9012
$$
Lumenon
HID Kit

5000k

3.4
3240 LUX
+101%
6430 LUX
+81%

7300k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H10, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007
$$
Innovited
HID Kit

5000k

2.9 ±
3920 LUX
+143%
4530 LUX
+28%

6550k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9012
$$
Premium Quality Kits
Morimoto
XB Elite
TOP RATED

5500k

4.7
6450 LUX
+301%
8300 LUX
+134%

5450k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, H16, 9003, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9008, 9012
$$$$$$
DeAutoLED
HID Kit
BEST VALUE

5000k

4.4
5660 LUX
+252%
8300 LUX
+123%

5700k

H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H11, H15, 9006
$$$$$
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Test Details:
† Original 35 watt ballast included with each kit was used for testing. An OEM 2009 VW Jetta (MK5) halogen headlight reflector (H7) was used for all reflector beam results set at 12 feet (3.66 meters). For 55W results, see the full review (if available). Percentage values are compared to an OSRAM OE/Stock halogen bulb. Stock Halogen Projector Beam Score for comparison 1 Star (baseline). Test results are per bulb (each).
± Kits which experienced flicker during burn-in and testing had 1/2 star removed from the overall score. Overall score also includes ambient brightness not shown. For full details see full review (if available).
†† Kelvin/Color: Stock Halogen Color Temp Kelvin is 3300k. Color shown is tested using a kelvin meter pointed at headlights output against a white test wall. Kelvin rating of 4000k has a yellow incandescent tint, 5000k is pure white, 6000k has a blue tint.

This page compares these kits to a stock halogen bulb, and is sorted by best star rating.
All HID bulbs were ran at about 12hrs to ensure burn in for accurate lux and kelvin values.
For more details view the full review for each item (if available), or view our testing procedure here.
No products are endorsed or sponsored. Test results performed will vary by date.

HALOGEN BULB INSTALLATION TIP: Wear gloves, NEVER touch the glass with your bare hands! Oil drastically shortens the life of the bulb. Use a microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean the glass if necessary.

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