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    WavePoint’s 35w Xenon HID Spotlight “Coming Soon”

    WavePoint has a new 35w HID spotlight that the company says is “coming soon”. The lamp used is actually a 35w Xenon gas discharge bulb, commonly used in cars. Angel eyes not included. The entire fixture is actually not very new at all. It has been available in Japan for sometime under the Aqua System […]

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    WavePoint has a new 35w HID spotlight that the company says is “coming soon”. The lamp used is actually a 35w Xenon gas discharge bulb, commonly used in cars. Angel eyes not included. The entire fixture is actually not very new at all. It has been available in Japan for sometime under the Aqua System brand.

    Known as the Aqua System AX X35 HID Spotlight in Japan, they are not terribly popular given the wide array of LED and metal halide spotlights which are generally more efficient. With these fixtures, you are also limited in bulb choice; although the larger car market ought to provide some added selection for the adventurous types. Wave  Point will offer two bulbs in the U.S.. An 8K Day Star which peaks at 536nm and and 12K Blue Star which peaks at 456nm. In Japan the Aqua System AX X35 spotlight retails for roughly $200, with some listed as high as $320 USD.

    aqua system ax x35 hid

    Top: Aqua System’s AX X35 HID Spotlight   Bottom: Wave Points 35w HID spotlight parts list

    wavepoint 35w HID

    Having seen the Aqua System lights in person I was not impressed with the build quality–meaning price point will be crucial. Last word we received from Japan was thatt these lights are made in China and sold through a myriad of distributors [See alibaba listing here]. As such we’d not be surprised to see them hit the sub $120 range. Just before posting this we see that WavePoint has released as  MSRP of $135.

    These lights may find their place, but I’m honestly left wondering if importing HID spotlights makes sense anymore? Given the strides made in LED, using xenon and even halide technology in spotlights is going to be very limited in application.

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    2 Comments

    1. TG
      June 24, 2010 at 3:19 AM | Permalink

      Sure HIDs and MHs can be a nice alternative to LEDs, a nice cost-saving alternative. It's just not the case here.

    2. TG
      June 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM | Permalink

      Sure HIDs and MHs can be a nice alternative to LEDs, a nice cost-saving alternative. It’s just not the case here.

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