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INTRO: The DA Lighting Smart HID Ballast features next-level technology boasting built-in Canbus/PWM, an ASIC controller to ensure a long lifespan, Fast Start for minimum warm-up time, and a super slim design to ease your installation.
PWM INTEGRATION: PWM stands for Pulse Width Modulation, it's when the vehicle flashes the input voltage to your bulbs so fast that you can't see the difference, but it modulates the activity of the halogen bulb. That's fine on an old style halogen/incandescent, but on HID systems it might make a flashing or strobing effect, or not work at all. The proprietary technology used in the DA Lighting Smart HID Ballast integrates with all PWM and CANBUS vehicles for optimal functionality.
CANBUS INTEGRATION: The key component of all HID ballasts is the controller used to manage all functions including ignition, protection, and constant use. Whatever type of controller is used is what dictates the quality level of the ballast. There are two kinds of controllers used inside HID ballasts:1. CPU Controller -or- 2. ASIC Controller
A STANDARD CPU CONTROLLER: is the most common construction type for aftermarket ballasts because it is simple, common and cheap to produce. It requires very little quality control or strict design to function, therefore it's easy for ballast makers to create low quality CPU controlled products. It isn't very hard and it is very cheap to build. They work OK when made with high quality components but this is not often the case. A CPU controller lacks the ability to monitor the HID lamp (as the lamp power-decay changes over time) so it can cause short lifespan from overpowering, or low light output from under-powering. Generally speaking the defect rate of a CPU Controller based ballast is high, and the lifespan is shorter.
AN ASIC CONTROLLER: like what's used in the GTR Lighting Hylux ballast is what you'll find in an OEM ballast for intelligent bulb control. The ASIC-based ballast technology is sophisticated, complex and intuitive. The Hylux ASIC technology will react to the bulb response to power and increase or decrease output to keep the bulb running bright for the longest possible time. ASIC technology also allows the ballast to have a higher level of CANBUS integration for vehicles that use PWM control or adaptive lighting. It's not a 100% fix for every vehicle, but the technology is designed to be the most flexible and work with the most applications easier. HID ballasts that use Hylux ASIC technology are also more expensive to make because the components required to build this system are high quality - you can not make a cheap ASIC ballast, therefore everything about a Hylux ballast is better: Faster warmup time, less ignition noise, brighter stable operating light, less flicker-fluctuation and a longer lifespan. Simply put, the GTR Lighting HID ballasts with Hylux technology are the best aftermarket ballast available.
SUPER FAST START-UP: Are you sick of a slow ballast warm-up time? The DA Lighting Smart HID Ballast has an instant startup like new OEM ballasts of only 0.1s with full brightness reached at 9s.
SLIM DESIGN: This ballast is barely larger than a stack of credit cards. 3.5" long, 2.75" wide and a half-inch tall! Mounting is easy with the supplied bracket with tape and ground strap.
INSTALL: The DA Lighting Smart HID Ballast is designed to plug and play on most vehicles. Simply remove your stock bulbs, install our HID bulbs that fit the same way as OEM, plug the power wire to your stock harness, and mount the HID ballasts with the provided 3M pads.