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HID bulbs when running are well under 100v. Typical types are around 40v.
The strike voltage can be in the thousands though.

All car-use HID bulbs contain Xenon which is used to get the bulb output up
quickly. Most newer systems are usable within a few seconds, and at full
brightness in 10-20.

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From: "Jeff Shanab" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] LED Taillights - a money saver in gas cars? - range
extenderin EV's? - an analysis

> Ya know,
> On the HID, the first thing they do is step up form 12V to 400-600VDC
> (run voltage, 1200 strike voltage)
> With our higher voltage packs this may increase eff just a tad.
> Plus
> 3000hours, 90,000 mile bulbs
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