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BMW HIDs, Philips™ based Xenon Conversion Kits, Philips Bulbs, E36 M3, 325, etc.
BMW E36 M3s stock halogen vs. 6000K HIDs with ellipsoid projectors
stock vs. 6000K HIDs in two E36 BMW M3s
BMW HID Conversion Kits, Phillips based Xenon 3000K, 4100K, 5000K, 6000K, fits BMW E36 M3, 325, 3 series, and many more applications including bulb fitments of: H1, H3, H4, H7, H11, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007.

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These kits contain Philips™ bulbs and ballasts rebased for non-OEM applications unless otherwise noted.
BMW Philips™ based Xenon Conversion Kits, HIDs, Philips Bulbs, E36 M3, E46 M3
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KO Performance carries only the highest quality brand names and products, and in HID lighting, we've selected Philips™ based Xenon Conversion kits as our top tier product. These kit's bulbs and ballasts start as Philips™ D2 (or D2S) bulbs and LVQ 212 ballasts which are then rebased with custom molded bases and then optically aligned using lasers for OEM quality fitment and performance in vehicles originally unable to utilize HID technology.

The rebased Philips™ bulbs life expectancy is between 2,500 to 3,000 hours which is equivalent to 5+ years of actual driving time. In addition, these kits come with a 1-year warranty on ALL components.

All Xenon lighting upgrade kits on the market are not of equal quality. If the best quality HID kit on the market is what you are looking for, then look no further as this kit is the standard by which other HID conversion kits are measured against - Philips™ based bulbs and ballasts.

Philips 3000K HID bulb rebased
Philips 4100K HID bulb rebased
Philips 5000K HID bulb rebased
Philips 6000K HID bulb rebased

Philips™ HIDs and Xenon bulbs are found as original equipment in many BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Why settle for anything less than the German made, proven Xenon components?

HID bulbs resulting light spectrum and properties are measured according to their operating temperatures in degrees Kelvin (K). The color of the light output is influenced by the bulb type, viewing angle, and light housing.

E36 M3, & 325, E46 M3, 325, 330, 328, etc. and many other applications & make fitments ie. Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Range Rover, Motorcycles, etc. are available as Philips™ based HIDs Xenon Conversion kits from KO. If the Xenon kit your are interested in is not on our website yet, just email or call us, as in virtually every case we already offer it.

To determine what conversion kit is right for you, you'll need to figure out what type of stock halogen bulbs you currently have. Low beam headlight bulbs, high beam headlight bulbs, and fog light bulbs are typically all different bulb fitments or "bases" as they are called in the automotive lighting industry. These kits are sold (except for some cases for motorcycle kits - call for pricing on motorcycle kits) as sets of pairs for low beams or high beams including all necessary parts to match both sides of the car. Tips for determining which bulb type you have and thus need as the base for your HID conversion kit are located at the bottom of this web page.

Philips based 3000K light output HIDs

3000K Xenon HID Conversion Kit $589.99

The 3,000K bulb produces a very bright and yellow light. Perfect for use in rain, snow and foggy weather.

Available in: H1, H3, H4 (low beam only), H7, 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4), 9007 (low beam only)
Philips based 4100K light output HIDs in E46 BMW

4100K Xenon HID Conversion Kit $409.99

The 4,100K bulb produces a very pure and bright white light.

Available in: H1, H3, H4 (low beam only), H7, H11, 9004 (low beam only), 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4), 9007 (low beam only)
Philips based 5000K light output HIDs

5000K Xenon HID Conversion Kit $509.99

The 5,000K bulb emits a diamond white light - a great compromise between performance and color output.

Available in: H1, H3, H4 (low beam only), H7, 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4), 9007 (low beam only)
Philips based 6000K light output HIDs in E36 BMW M3

6000K Xenon HID Conversion Kit $509.99

The 6,000K bulb emits a white light with a slight blue/purple hue while still retaining all the HID advantages.

Available in: H1, H3, H4 (low beam only), H7, H11, 9004 (low beam only), 9005 (HB3), 9006 (HB4), 9007 (low beam only)

Each Philips™ based HID system includes all the parts necessary for installation in your vehicle:
  • Philips™ based bulbs - 2 HID bulbs
  • Philips™ / Hella ballasts - 2 HID ballasts
  • 2 Premium wiring harnesses with relays
  • High quality connectors
  • Aluminum mounting plates and hardware
  • Industrial strength Velcro for 'easy removal' mounting option
  • Comprehensive, detailed, easy to follow, illustrated instructions
  • True Plug and Play Kit
  • 1 year warranty on ALL components

In addition, this kit features a wiring harness which draws power directly from the battery, not the factory headlight wiring to ensure safety.

The Philips™ based Xenon bulbs in these kits feature a custom molded base for a perfect bulb placement in the light housing. In addition, these bulbs are designed to outlast the life of your vehicle.

The Hella / Philips™ ballasts feature a compact design that fits easily in the engine bay making installation a simple procedure even for the novice installer.

Every Philips™ based HID system is constructed exclusively with industry leading Philips™ based bulbs and Hella™ / Philips™ ballasts and are available in 3000K, 4100k, 5000K, and 6000k Ultinon xenon bulb types.

4100K HIDs color output in E46 BMW
4100K in E46 BMW
6000K HIDs color output in E46 BMW
6000K in E46 BMW

The 4,100K bulb is the brightest and emits a bright white light. The 6,000K Ultinon bulb emits a slightly more purple light, however generates less actual visible light energy. As a general rule the 4100K HID bulb produces a clean white light where the Ultinon™ bulb produces a more purple / white light.

HID Xenon Technology and benefits vs. Halogen:
  • Up to 3X the light output
  • Improved down-road illumination
  • Lower power consumption
  • up to 10X Longer life
HID stands for High Intensity Discharge and refers to lighting technology that relies on an electrical charge to ignite Xenon gas contained in a sealed bulb. HID lighting provides about three times the light output of standard halogen headlights while using less energy.

Halogen Road Illumination example vs. HIDs
Halogen Road Illumination
HIDs road illumination example vs. Halogen
Xenon HIDs Road Illumination

High Intensity Discharge (HID) is the latest technology in automotive lighting. Instead of using a filament like in a standard the light bulb, the bulb is filled with xenon gas and other elements. By utilizing the excited gas electro-photo discharge principle, light is emitted, with a certain combination of spectral components (think rainbow), when the gas is excited (heated / burned / ignited) between two electrodes in a small capsule filled with a mixture of xenon gas and halide salts. When high voltage is applied, the gas is ignited and as the individual atoms cool down in energy, they radiate light according to their atomic properties and the amount of energy applied to them (voltage, and power).

Xenon lamps operate at a much higher temperature than halogen bulbs and generally radiate light spectrum according to their Kelvin (K) temperature rating. The higher the temperature of operation or excitation of the gases, the more toward the ultra-violet side of the spectrum the light emitted will be, whereas the opposite is also true. The lower the operating or excitation temperature, the more toward the infra-red side of the spectrum the light output will be.

Color example:

Stock halogen headlight on a US model E36 BMW M3 vs. 4100K HIDs. Note the 'yellow' light output compared to the HID system installed on the same vehicle below. The halogens operate at a much lower temperature than the HIDs and thus are more towards the "red" side of the spectrum, whereas the HIDs are more white / blue-ish and thus are more towards the "violet" side of the spectrum.

Stock Halogen lights in E36 BMW M3
stock halogen in E36 BMW M3
4100K HIDs in E36 BMW M3
4100K HIDs in E36 BMW M3

Why this kit?:
  • All components start their lives as Philips™ bulbs and ballasts. The bulbs are then rebased for custom applications.
  • 1-year warranty on ALL components including bulbs. Other companies only offer no warranties, or up to 6 months.
  • State of the art rebase technology ensures that the focal point is 100% correct after rebasing.
  • Two Relay harnesses - Two individual relay harnesses means that each light system on both driver and passenger sides is isolated from the other. This enables easier diagnoses and problem resolution for any installation or warranty issues. This is impossible with any system with a single relay setup.
Common Questions:

How hard is it to install a HID conversion kit?
This kit is a true "plug-and-play" kit with all mating connectors which can only be connected one way, and one way only, and this eliminates the possibility of installation error. A typical installation takes about 30 minutes to an hour and half depending on your mechanical/electrical skills.

If you need more info on how determining if you can do this install yourself or not, you can download a detailed instruction manual here.

Is this a "Philips™ kit"?

There is no such thing as an HID conversion kit directly from Philips™ since Philips™ only makes HID bulbs and ballasts for OEM HID applications.

All conversion kits that utilize Philips™ components have to go through rebased manufacturers to rebase the bulbs from the HID base to one of the halogen bases (H1, H4, H7, 9006 and etc.) so that they will be able to retrofit into the halogen housings. The rebased manufacturers also put the rest of the conversion kit together.

This high quality kit consists of rebased and modified Philips™ components.

Will this kit fit my application and do I need to make any modification to make it fit?

As long as you order the correct bulb base for your car, our xenon HID conversion kit will fit your halogen light housing perfectly with no fitment issues, and no modifications required.

How do I know what bulb base I should order?

This information can easily be found in your owner's manual or on the markings found on the current halogen bulbs you are using. You can also use this guide from Osram Sylvania as a reference.

KO Performance is not affiliated with Philips™ International
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