HYLUX is known for being the top of the line OEM quality in the aftermarket HID industry and remains that way today. They began by working with Philips as an authorized manufacturer of their bulbs and now create the greatest xenon products money can buy. They have created a ballast that does it all; eliminates errors, flickering and radio interference to name a few. Many companies have tried to compete with the quality and technology put into these ballasts. Guaranteed genuine HYLUX brand.
The key component of all HID ballast is the “controller” which controls all functions from the initial ignition to continually ensuring the xenon gas inside the bulb stays ignited. The quality of every ballast starts with the controller inside.
HID Ballast Controller Types:
1. CPU Controller
2. ASIC Controller
1. CPU Controller: All HID ballasts made in China or Taiwan use a CPU programming controller, the program is easy to copy, and the machine to create them can cost about $3,000 to buy, therefore any engineer could make a ballast in his living-room. With that, many are rapidly creating low quality ballasts and offering a very cheap price in order to earn more profit. A CPU controller cannot monitor the HID lamp (lamp power continually changes), and the lamp power does not properly correspond with the CPU program and ends up burning out the ballast. The defect rate is much higher and the ballast life is short with a CPU controlled ballast system.
2. ASIC Controller: HYLUX’s ballast uses an ASIC chip controller which is created without program inside, the same way HELLA & Matsushita manufacture their ballasts. ASIC chip is difficult to design and in turn comes with an expensive price tag. HYLUX spent nearly $600,000 to develop the chip which is made with powerful components of real-time lamp-monitoring & power compensation with full-time ballast protection circuitry. HYLUX now manufactures and produces ballasts for top names in lighting from Philips to Matsushita with the highest quality components. Go ahead, search the internet for reviews, you will find that HYLUX ballasts are the king of automotive lighting.
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Wattage Ouput: 50W
Input Voltage: 9 – 16V
Input Current: 3.5A
CAN-Bus (error-free): Yes
In-House Warranty: 1 Year
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