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Turn an ordinary house bulb into a bright HID lamp! only 35Watts. HID or XENON lights are the really bright headlights you get on some cars like the new audis, Go retro and chuck it in a light bulb! i mounted it in an old lamp.
This is my first instructable; so just comment if i need 2 improve on anything...
i could have made loads of different instructables but just couldn't be bothered here we go......
 
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Step 1: Take out the bulb and fitting

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The fitting is held on by a little 10mm nut and bolt, unscrew it and the fitting comes loose. your going to have to cut the plug with a pair of sidecutters to feed the wire through to take out the fitting


Step 2: Butcher the bulb

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Chop the tip of the bulb off so you can fit the HID bulb into it, you have to take the inside filament and glass out carefully; i done it with a dremel and a diamond glass cutting tip...

dont damage the screw thread

Step 3: Butcher the HID

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Heres something i didnt really wanna do, theres no turning back after this, you cant put the hid back into your car...
cut the base of the HID so it can fit into the bulb
mightymattp4 years ago
Where did you get the ballast and how is the bulb wired to it?
chainsawz (author)  mightymattp4 years ago
I got the ballast with the bulb, from ebay, usually ebay sell low quality HID systems. thats why i used it in a lamp and bought a good one for my car...

The ballast has a 12V supply to the battery.
The bulb is connected to the ballast.
Where did you get a nice one for your car? I was looking to get some but I keep finding cheap crap that breaks in a week.
qdie4 years ago
How many times can burning bright with batteries 12v 7 Ah in full charge ?
I bought at a price of $ 30 ballast & bulb
chainsawz (author)  qdie4 years ago
you mean how long would it last for if on constantly?

its a 35Watt bulb. 12Volts 7Ah
35/12=3A (2.9A)
7/3=2.5h (2.4h)
so i would say 2 and a half hours
Thats on average, constant use.
the bulb draws in a lot of current when switched on but as time goes on it goes lower; so its not a precise measurement of time, just a rough idea

I think thats how u work it out anyways
carlos66ba4 years ago
Very nice! Just make sure you do not touch the glass of the HID with your hands, I've heard the oils can cause it to eventually break due to the high temperature.