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    New question here. Are there any HID LED light out there in the market

    Good evening,

    I am new to mountain bike rides at night, I was wondering if there are any HID LED lights in the market I can buy.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you

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    There's no such thing. They are two different types of lights.

    LED is a diode technology, the mode of illumination is electron state transition as it passes over a semiconductor.

    HIDs are traditional arch lights, with tungsten electrodes.

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    They don't exist, they make a led based replacement to the bulbs. The emitters and driver are built into a casing that matches an hid bulb and increases efficiency. So bike light are nothing more than the improvement over hid bulbs anyway.

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    HID LED light? Reminds me of the old days when I had a Nitrider HID light that had a row of small LEDs underneath the HID bulb. I remember when I forgot to charge my battery pack one night limping home just using those LEDs. It was a slow ride, but I made it.

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    I am sure he just meant high-powered LEDs....I remember when the HIDs first hit..some dude blew by me with one on a night lap at the 24 Hours of Canaan and It bought I was getting passed by a truck.
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    If that was the case that would mean pick a thread here, each one is about one of the insane number of options for the high output emitters.

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