High Intensity Discharge ( HID) Light Bulbs


High Intensity Discharge Bulbs - An Introduction

Unlike incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, an HID light bulb is an electrical gas-discharge lamp that uses an electric arc that occurs between tungsten electrodes to produce light. These electrodes are housed inside a transparent or translucent fused alumina or fused quartz arc tube that has been filled with gas and metal salts. High intensity discharge (HID) lamps come in various types such as mercury vapor, high and low pressure sodium and metal halide. HID lamps have greater energy efficiency than fluorescent and incandescent lamps, emitting more lumens per watt. With HID bulbs, you get a lot of bang for your buck; that is, despite the compact size, these high intensity bulbs produce a lot of light.

HID Applications

High intensity discharge lamps have many uses, particularly where very bright light is required. This includes outdoor lighting, studio and stage lighting, medical lighting, lights for transportation and commercial lighting. HID lights can also be used in downlighting fixtures and as indoor spotlights.

HID Lamps in Many Shapes of Sizes

Here at Bulb America, you'll discover a wide selection of HID bulbs for various fixtures. We carry bi-pin HID bulbs, double-ended HID bulbs, HID bulbs with screw-in bases and Lok-It HID bulbs from name brands like Philips and Osram. There are high pressure sodium and low pressure sodium lamps, in addition to mercury vapor bulbs. PAR HID bulbs, also known as parabolic aluminized reflector lights, are extremely popular as spotlights, flood lights and as recessed fixture downlights. Our HID bulbs range in size from M16 to lamps that are 2 feet long. 

Our selection of HID high intensity lamp bulbs also includes HID reflectors, automotive HID bulbs, ballasts, medical bulbs and germicidal bulbs. In addition to different styles and bases, these affordable HID bulbs come in a wide range of color temperatures. We're your premiere source for all your lighting and bulb replacement needs, with great low prices and unsurpassed customer service.