If you are looking for a Philips HID Kit review, here is some basic information to help you select the best kit for your needs. HID or High-Intensity Discharge lamps are also known as Xenon lamps. These are lights that are produced by an electric arc created between tungsten electrodes or quartz or aluminum fuses in a tube. The tube is filled up with gas and metal salt. When the arc begins, it evaporates the salts and forms plasma. The heated plasma creates a brilliant light. HID lamps read more..