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Hello

For those of you that are not familiar with us, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about our company. XenonDepot has been selling HID Lighting products since 2001. We warehouse all our product at our faciliy in Toronto Canada.

XenonDepot sells aftermarket HID / Xenon Conversion kits. For those of you that do not OEM HIDs, our product will be a plug+play solution to upgrade your Acadia's lighting to Xenon / HID.

For those of you that do not OEM HID headlights, your vehicle uses an H11 bulb for the low beams meaning that you would need to order our product in an H11 fitment.

Our H11 kit will come with HID bulbs that have been rebased with an H11 base. The bulb will plug directly into your vehicle's headlight assmebly with no modifications. Furthermore, the bulbs in our kit have been laser aligned so that the focal point of the HID bulb sits in the same spot that the focal point of the halogen bulb did. This will ensure a proper beam pattern. Given that the Acadia has OEM projector headlights, this upgrade will look like a factory installed option.

For those of you that are not familiar with our Xtreme line up, it is currently promotionally priced at $224.99!

The Xtreme line up is availabe in the following colour temperatures:

3000k - Intense Yellow
4300k - Bright White
5000k - Crisp White
6500k - White with a bluish/purplish tinge
8000k - Blue output

When it comes to colour temperature, the higher you go in terms of colour temperature the more colour you obtain however the less actual useable light output you emit. OEM HID use 4300k bulbs.



The Xtreme HID Conversion kits utilize cutting edge HID components made with superior Japanese craftsmanship and quality. Laser calibrated bulbs are used to ensure proper fitment and optically correct beam patterns.

The ballasts used in this product are uniquely designed for aftermarket applications as they are completely epoxy sealed to protect against harsh weather conditions. In aftermarket applications, ballasts are often mounted outside the headlight leaving them susceptible to water damage. The Xtreme ballasts are specifically designed for these applications making them the superior choice for your aftermarket HID upgrade.

BALLAST SPECIFICATIONS:

- Xtreme HID ballasts are designed with a patented multi stage safety feedback (M.S.S.F.) system allowing them to interact with the bulbs to determine optimal light output.

- Xtreme HID ballasts use a patented self intelligent light output configuration (S.I.L.C) to ensure brightness stability and precise illumination colour.

- The Xtreme HID ballasts are designed for both 12V and 24V applications.

- Equipped with advanced polarity protection system

This product will include a complete wiring harness that will literally plug directly into your OEM headlight harness via proper mating connectors. The harness provided will include upgraded fuses and relays to ensure you do not draw a higher current from your stock wiring harness than it was designed to provide. From what I understand, this is necessary for the Cherokee to avoid any flickering issues. Furthermore, the harenss is set up in a way so that each side has its own harness. Each side will have its own fuse, relay, trigger, etc.. This way, should a relay, fuse ever go out on you one headlight will still function.

Technical Data:
Nominal Voltage: Dual voltage ballast system for 12V/24V
Bulb Voltage: 85 +/- 17 (V)
Bulb Electric Power: 35 +/- 3 (W)
Operating Temperature Range: -40 ~ +95
Storage Temperature Range -40 ~ +105
Operating Voltage Range: 9 ~ 32 V
Inrush current (0-5msec): <45 (A)
Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes

This product will include:

2 x Laser Calibrated HID/Xenon Bulbs
2 x Xtreme HID Ballasts
2 x Complete Wiring Harnesses – 1 per side
Mounting Hardware
Complete Instruction Manual
Legitimate warranty

Hope This Helps,

Steve
 

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This is soooooo tempting. Honestly, how much work is involved in changing to these headlights?
 

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Hello,

As per your questions:

1) Our H11 kits are plug+Play. The kits will come with a proper H11 mating connector that will literally plug into your OEM H11 headlight harness.

Given that we are new to this forum, we would be intersted in partially sponsoring some members in exchange for a non biased product review and installation pictures.

If anyone is interested, please email me directly at [email protected]

Steve
 

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very nice offer... any takers??? ;D
 

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Helllo,

We handle promotions in the following manner:

The customer purchases the product from the website at the website price. Once we receive a link with pictures/review we can issue the customer the agreed upon refund. We used to give customers the discounted price right off the bat however after being burned several times we no longer do this. There is very little we can do once the product leaves our hands...

In terms of pricing, the kit is currently on sale for $224.99 + $25 shipping.

I can offer you the kit for $165 shipped to your door.

We do not require you to attend any shows or paste decals on your vehicle.

We are new to this forum and would like to take this opportunity to have the members get to know our products and how they work with the GMC Acadia.

This offer will only be available to the first 5 people that confirm.


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It seems some people missed my original post about XenonDepot.com - Let me assure you, he is an official sponsor of Acadiaforum.net and this board is his place to post information on his products, sales, etc. If you have an interest in HID lights for your Acadia (or other vehicles), I urge you to support our sponsors. They help keep forums like this one up and running and free for everyone!
 

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Thanks for the help =) I actually had a couple of people report my post to me =)

3 Spots left for the sponsorship.


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Steve,

My wife ordered the kit you spoke to her about. I sent you an email because she incorrectly ordered an H1 instead of an H11.

She was so **** excited because I told her last night she could do the job herself!!!!

Please email us and let us know you will be sending the correct H11 kit.

We'll give an unbiased report and take pictures of the installation.

Joe & Donna
 

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This sure is something to look forward to. :thumb:
 

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Well I just installed a HID kit in my motorcycle. I'll see if I can get the wife on board for a HID kit in the Acadia. I miss not having HID. By the way, is this hi/lo HID or just lo?
 

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Hello,

The Acadia uses 2 separate bulbs for the high and low beam.

If you wanted to upgrade the high and low beam you would need to purchase 2 separate kits - 1 for the low and 1 for the high.

However, I personally do not suggest upgrading your high beams to HID for 2 reasons:

1) HID bulbs take a moment to reach their desired light output when you first turn them on. if you need a quick burst of light your HID high beams will not be very functional.

2) It is strenuous on the components to have them turned on/off repeatedly ie: flashing people.

Hope this helps,

Steve
 

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Do you have to disable daytime running lights with this system on an Acadia?
 

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Hello,

Does the Acadia use the same bulb for both the DRL and low beams or is the high beam bulb used?

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Wow...at that price, I now wish I didn't order the HID lights on my Acadia...could have saved some $$. I will be curious to read about user opinion's on this. I might forgo the HID lights on my wife's car that we will buy in a few years and get this kit.
 

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fenwah said:
Wow...at that price, I now wish I didn't order the HID lights on my Acadia...could have saved some $$. I will be curious to read about user opinion's on this. I might forgo the HID lights on my wife's car that we will buy in a few years and get this kit.
I will always still opt for the manufacturer HID if available. I like the generally better integration and warranty. I'm not knocking after market because I have one on my Motorcycle and had one on a previous car. I only have them because it was not an option from the manufacturer.
 

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Hello,

Does the Acadia use the same bulb for both the DRL and low beams or is the high beam bulb used?

Steve
I can't answer that but I hope someone does. I'm really tempted but two things are holding me back, losing the DRL and the painful bulb switchout process that people have experienced with the Acadia.
 

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It appears that the Low Beam is also the DRL.

I wish I would have known this prior to ordering the kit :mad:
 
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