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Old 02-17-2006, 09:34 PM
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Hey guys

I am selling a HID conversion kit made by KAIXEN, the kit is manufactured in South Korea and is a brand name product other than those cheap chinese kits which have no guarantee or warranty. This is for group buy only and the price with shipiing included is 299$. Its for 10 people. So if u arrange a group buy with other members just email me and i will guide you through rest of the process.[/b]


Many of you are probably not fully aware of Kaixen HID Kits. This is because Kaixen HID kits have been sold in offline-retail stores (mostly stores that cater to highend cars) until just recently. Started in 1999, KAIXEN has sold HID kits under special license from Philips and Hella Osram. Since 2003, they have hired their own group of engineers and made advancements in the HID manufacturing industry. Currently, they are the only other company in the world that has developed the diamond shape bulbs next to Philips.

All of their bulbs and ballasts are developed and tested under strict quality control from their facilities in South Korea. KAIXEN HID Kits are sold in over 40 different countries. It's the #2 most sold in Europe, and Australia right after OEM HID kits. Retail prices range from $350 USD to $500 in certain select stores across the world. Only recently, Kaixen has decided to compete on the "online market" with the other Chinese / Taiwan made brands. This is one of the reasons why you may not have heard of KAIXEN HID KITS. However, unlike other brands, Kaixen HID kits have solid reputation for quality and service. And don't just take our word for it, research the brand, and you'll see a lot of positive responses. To start, a quick overview of HID KITs:

The difference in light output is like night and day when compared with traditional halogen bulbs. HID's are 3 X brighter than any Halogen bulbs. Typical halogen bulbs will give you anywhere between 500 to 1000 Lumens, while consuming 55 watts or more. HID on the other hand will give you 3200 Lumens (based on 4300K) which is more than 3 times the light output of halogens. IT also lasts almost 10 times longer than halogens. HID bulbs will last around 2500 hours of usage. This means, it will last around 3 to 5 years of regular usage. Unlike $30 xenon bulbs that has a life expectancy of only a few months while causing risk of wire burn outs (due to extra power consumption).

1. These are 100% genuine Made in Korea brand.
2. Kaixen HID kits were first sold using Philips / Matshu****a ballasts and bulbs starting in 1999. Since then, Kaixen has recieved its own license as well as hiring several key engineers from Germany to develop its own high quality ballast / bulbs since 2002.
3. Only other company other than Philips to develop the diamond-cut bulbs.
4. Kaixen is ISO2001 registered, E13 certified, KQA quality assurance certified.
5. All Kits are made direct from the factory, and are not "rebased" as most Philips HID kits are made.
6. Fit and finish quality is second to none.
7. Quality comparable if not better than OEM material.
8. Comes with 1-year full replacement warranty (ship back to Toronto, Canada).

Competitive comparision: 1. Made in China / Taiwan products: Yes, it's cheap. But not by large margins. Although "Made in China" products have improved in recent years, most of the HID manufacturers in China are poorly managed, uses cheap labour (more risk of defects), uses cheaper raw materials (risk of defects), and fit and finish is poor compared to other Korean / Japanese / German brands. There's a reason why many of these kits are sold for around $200 or $250. It's because it costs that much less to build, many times, cutting corners in areas that shouldn't be cut. Best way to sum it up: "you get what you pay for".

2. OEM / Philips: Direct OEM replacements cost around $600 per one side (over $1000 for both sets). Therefore, many people go to the "next bext thing" = Philips. However, what most people dont know is that Philips do not make variety of sizes. Philip's buyers (like Audi do not use all variations of sizes). This is why many resellers "rebase" the Philips bulbs to make it fit into sizes that are not originally made from Philips factory. There is a risk of product defect because of this modification. This is also another reason that many Philips kit's warranty is only valid from the reseller, and not from Philips head office. As a comparision, Kaixen manufacturers ALL sizes and colours directly from their manufacturing facility in South Korea. There is no rebasing or modification done outside of the factory, and all warranty is offered directly from Kaixen. Here are some pictures of other cars with Kaixen HID Kits:

Colours available:
4300K (OEM)
5000K (Crystal Natural)
6000K (Crystal White)
6500K (Crystal Purple)
8500K (Crystal Blue)
Less Kelvins (K) has better Lumens (Brightness). More Kelvins (K) has more Colours.
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