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Premium Can-Bus HID Conversion Kits


Diode Dynamics is pleased to announce the new Premium Diode Dynamics HID Conversion Kit. This kit has been carefully designed from the ground up to be the highest-quality HID kit available on the market, without exception.

Ballast: The ballasts are the most important component of an HID kit, as they provide the power. After years of providing midrange and high-quality ballasts for vehicles of all makes and models, Diode Dynamics learned what was important in making a good ballast, and applied it when designing these.

Controller Chip. Most digital (DSP) ballasts on the market still use generic chips, which are cheap, and work pretty well. However, when you need maximum quality, you need a new computer chip designed for one purpose. This is known as an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). These ballasts use brand new DSP ASIC chips for maximum efficiency and brightness, fast warmup time, and extremely stable operation.

CAN-BUS. Some vehicles have systems which sense the power consumption. Since HIDs use less power than factory halogen bulbs, this can cause issues. You can resolve this by adding capacitors, known as warning cancellers, or some ballasts come with them built-in. However, sometimes that's still not enough to trick the vehicle! To fix it, this ballast has not one, but two CAN-BUS modules, which provide capacitance and resistance to the circuit to defeat even the most troublesome modern CANBUS systems. Even if your vehicle does not use a CAN-BUS system, these modules will provide extra power smoothing for reliable operation. Simply put, this ballast will work on any vehicle, the first time you plug it in. With this kit, you don't need to worry about capacitors, warning cancellers, or resistors.

Igniter and Startup. You may have heard of ignition issues with other ballasts, caused by an igniter that is too small to withstand cold temperatures. No reason to worry with these ballasts- the oversized 24kV external igniter means that you will never have an ignition issue, even in the coldest temperatures. Additionally, the ASIC chip in these ballasts means that you only need 4 amps at nominal voltage to start up. These ballasts consume less power than any other on the market, meaning 100% reliable and fast startups, every time.

Shielding. Ever noticed a little black plastic thing clipped onto your laptop charger cord? That's a ferrite bead, which is used to suppress high-frequency signals, which can create radio interference. All ballasts generate these signals, and most just have protection in the ballast. We've also included ferrite beads on the wire, to suppress them.

LED Indicator. Convenience is key, especially during installation. To make things easy, we've added an indicator LED on the input wire, so you know that the ballast is getting power.

Case. These ballasts are the smallest you will find, about the size of a pack of playing cards. The case is fully potted, or filled with epoxy, which makes them fully waterproof and shockproof. Most ballasts on the market are filled to some degree, but these are completely filled to the top, sparing no expense to ensure longevity.


Bulbs:
The bulbs included with Diode Dynamics kits are CNLight bulbs. CNLight is the top manufacturer of aftermarket bulbs in the world, providing the best quality available. You might see other high-quality kits on the market which also use CNLight bulbs. They provide superior life, brightness, and color attenuation when compared to generic HID bulbs, like those found in most cheaper kits on the market. The one-piece base design prevents any issues with separation over time, making the entire bulb extremely reliable.

The CNLight bulb temperatures are rated accurately in Kelvin temperature at 35W, and have an industry-standard 3000 hours of estimated bulb life, which should outlast your vehicle. Please be aware that most HID bulbs are rated inaccurately from other manufacturers. 8000K is not dark blue, and 6000K is not pure white! We provide accurately-measured colors. 3000K is our lowest temperature, and has a pure yellow output, which is great for use in fog lights. 4300K is a pure white output, as seen on many factory HIDs. It will not have any blue tint to its color, and might appear slightly warm. 6000K is our most popular color, which produces an ice white color. It has a very slight hint of blue, and matches best with most LEDs. 8000K is our highest temperature, which produces an ice blue color. This is not a strong blue color though- it is still primarily white, meaning there will be no decrease in light output.


Relay:
Your Premium CAN-BUS HID Kit includes a brand new Heavy-Duty HID Relay, to power your HIDs directly from the battery, instead of the factory wiring. This relay has been designed from scratch, and utilizes a fully-sealed, waterproof relay, with flyback diode, and even has a built-in capacitor for input power smoothing. All wires are sleeved with braided techflex for an attractive appearance and extra protection. The input wires are each a meter long, and the output wires are one meter and two meters, which means the wiring will be long enough for even the biggest vehicles. The single-ground design makes installation easy. This relay was designed with reliability, convenience, and long-life in mind.


Warranty: Our warranty is through Diode Dynamics, LLC, so you can be assured that you will get fast and friendly service should you have any problems. There is a full-replacement 1-year warranty on all HID Kit components, including HID Bulbs, Ballasts and Relay.

Shipment: We carry our own inventory, so no waiting for them to be shipped from overseas, or waiting on big, unreliable suppliers to ship them. They ship right from our own inventory, in St. Louis, Missouri, usually the same day you order.
Kit comes with:


  • One pair HID bulbs in your choice of bulb size and color
  • Two 35w super-slim ballasts
  • Mounting hardware for ballasts
  • Limited Lifetime warranty on electronics (ballasts and wiring)
  • Full one-year warranty on all components
  • Free Diode Dynamics decal
  • Diode Dynamics 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Heavy-duty HID Relay Harness to protect your factory electronics.






CLICK HERE FOR FORTE LOW BEAMS
CLICK HERE FOR FORTE FOG LIGHTS
CLICK HERE FOR KOUP HIGH BEAMS





If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post, PM, email [email protected] or call us: (314) 205-3033

Send us pictures with Diode Dynamics products installed to earn Diode Points for a discount off your next order!

Thanks for looking!
Nick C.
Diode Dynamics

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Customer Reviews:


"This is an amazing kit! I could tell the quality of the kit when I took it out of the box! Looks even more amazing in the car!" (Posted on November 19, 2013)

"Ordered 6000k turned out exactly how I wanted them to, look awesome in person! very easy to install only took 10-15minutes. Very fast shipping as well which was definitely a plus!" (Posted on September 30, 2013)

"Just got these delivered to me. Shipping was really fast and the instructions were so easy to follow on this website and via the Forte forums. They look amazing and give my car that sweet new ride feeling." (Posted on July 26, 2013)

"Easily the best HID'S I've bought. Easy install and ships pretty fast. Definitely a Diode Dynamics customer for life." (Posted on June 25, 2013)

"Kit arrived in a timely manner, didn't have to wait long at all. It was a simple install, including relay, and the lights are just gorgeous (8000k). Kit came with mounting material which i was very pleased to find. Quality product indeed. I will roll with Diode in the future." (Posted on June 11, 2013)

"This HID kit is a great product. I bought the 8000K and it is perfect. I didn't want too much blue in my lights. Great buy I would recommend to anyone that is uncertain, get these." (Posted on March 18, 2013)

"I love the color of my 8000k lows. Install was quick and easy and best of all, unlike some of those eBay kits, D.D. backs all their products up with outstanding customer service." (Posted on September 14, 2012)

"These 6000k HID's light up so much more of the road that they enable me to see further which is really good since I have a night blindness problem that requires me to wear special glasses at night. These lights are well worth the money and make the Forte look so much better. Even for a 100% noob, the install was simple and quick

Diode's customer service was impeccable... I had so many questions that my noobness showed through but they enthusiastically took the time to answer all of my questions!"
(Posted on August 2, 2012)

"I just got my kit in the mail, and all I can say is, "I'm in love"~!! Fast shipping, AAAAAAA+ Seller~!!! I just finished installing my kit, and it was really easy to install. Finished look is EXCELLENT~!! I would highly recommend everyone who needs a HID kit, to get it from these guys~! GREAT PRODUCT and GREAT SERVICE~!!" (Posted on June 7, 2012)


 

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Do you guys plan on doing any sales anytime soon? Looking to get some HIDs installed. I want to order both the fogs and the lowbeams. Just want to know so I don't buy at full price and get smacked with a sale later on! Thanks!
 

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Thank you!
 

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Does the kit come with installation instructions?
 

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I'm about to order all the HID's and LED's offered for my 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX, I saw you mentioned a discount towards the end of April... Can you PM a discount code when you have one? I'll be at the Carlisle meet May 12-13 and would like to have them installed by then!

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The links you posted do not work and on your site the HIDs are $89.99. Where's the $79 HIDs this thread is about?
 

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I'm sorry! We'll have the links updated shortly.

We had to raise the price last month due to increases in freight costs (it costs a lot these days to have them shipped to us) as well as general inflation. The price had been $79.99 since 2008.

Thanks!
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Shipping to Canada depends on the item you purchase and where in Canada you would like it to be shipped.

If you would like me to give you a better estimate, you can tell me which items you are looking at and where in Canada, you would like to send it to.

-Emily
 

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The low beam kit for the Kia Forte would be $99.99 (with relay) and $89.99 (with out the relay)

Here is the direct link for the kit:

2010-2013 Kia Forte Low Beam HID Conversion Kit

Shipping would be:

First class: $16.55
Priority Mail: $32.35
Express Mail: $44.80

It usually takes 2-3 weeks for items to arrive in Canada.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!

-Emily
 

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stupid question...why not high beams as well? i mean, are the HID conversions more about appearance or do they offer a substantial difference in illumination...in which case, i'd want my "brights" to be brighter, too.
 
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