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The best HID headlights are usually more luxurious products, but we've picked out the best for different budgets here.

Unlike traditional halogen headlight bulbs that burn out with around 500 hours of use, quality high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs can last anywhere from 6,000 to 8,000 hours. That likely means you aren’t shopping for replacement HID bulbs as frequently as you would if you had halogen headlights, but eventually they will need to be replaced.

The most convenient way to get replacement HID bulbs is to go to your dealership and having them replaced. But that will likely be your most expensive option. If you’re willing to swap out the bulbs on your own, then you can save yourself a bit of money by purchasing replacement bulbs online or at a local auto parts store.

Unlike halogen headlights, there isn’t a wide assortment of manufacturers that offer replacement HIDs. But there are a few brands you might want to stick with to ensure the same quality lighting you got from the factory. Also, keep in mind that there are plenty of counterfeit products out there, so make sure you’re getting it from a reputable distributor that can prove the bulb’s authenticity.

Any others you would add to the list?
Read more about the Top 5 Best HID Headlight Bulbs at AutoGuide.com.
 
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