Technical Information for HID Conversion Kits
Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that the items purchased are suitable for your vehicle make/model and that the use of said items complies with all applicable laws in your Country. In the UK, fitting an aftermarket HID kit is not technically road legal as you are replacing a halogen bulb with an HID bulb, because of this the HID bulb cannot be E marked, which is a requirement for it to be road legal. Therefore our HID kits are sold for off-road use only.
All technical information provided by HIDS4U LTD is given in good faith only and can not be taken as fact. HIDS4U LTD will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your vehicle from the use of any product purchased. If in doubt consult a qualified auto electrician or your vehicles’ authorised main dealer. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
I went for the 5K version but it was 50 ? watts. The converters on them keep blowing up, probably because of the wattage, or because I was using the el-cheapo versions from ebay.It is a gray area. Aftermarket hids will not fail not as long as beam pattern etc is correct.
Dot state though that it is their view that they are illegal. I think it's a risk going for very blue hids, but 35w OEM 4300 or 5k you'd be fine.
At the time of writing up on HID kits in the UK you need headlight washers, self levelling lights and the correct beam pattern. Most kits do not offer this so an MOT tester who is not that up on the rules might let it slide, those that know the book well should technically fail it.Strange that they are illegal.
I fitted an HID kit but one of the bulbs wasn't fitted correctly so the headlamp setting was way out when it went for it's MOT.
The tester fixed it and set it up and it passed the MOT