Hey no the ballasts are not included. It's just the HID bulbs included. You will need to buy 35Watt Ballast's and I recommend picking up yourself a relay kit. The relay kit protects your factory wiring and is very straightforward to install. The Little black cylinders are for the yellow halo's inside the fogs lights. The have a red and black wire, red is positive and black is negative (ground). You can hook the red up to a switch or what i did was attached it to one one my parking light positive wires so whenever my park lights were on the halos turned on. I would buy your ballasts and relay kits from TRS (the retrofit source) as they know exactly what you need when you tell them your year and model of truck and what you already have. They also have great instructions for hooking up relay kits and all the wiring.