LED Car Lights vs Halogen Car Lights

LED Car Lights vs Halogen Car Lights

As you probably know, the OE car lights come with brand-new cars with Halogen bulbs, which are much less bright than LED tail lights. Furthermore, LED tail lights perform much better than Halogen car lights in many other aspects.

A growing number of brand-new cars with LED car lights have been released to the market, gaining positive feedback and increasing popularity among young vehicle enthusiasts. It is believed that more and more car makers will choose to equip their new cars with LED tail lights over Halogen tail lights if more States in the USA shake their regulations on automobiles and vehicles.

The main differences between LED Tail Lights and Halogen Tail Lights

  1. Halogen lamps are made of Tungsten, which can only emit some 1,000 Lumen of light that is not bright enough to be safe in certain circumstances. In contrast, tail lights made of LED bulbs can emit about 3,000 or more Lumen assuring your on-road journey with enhanced safety.
  1. Halogen tail lights made of Tungsten possess a lifespan of around 500 hours while LED tail lights made of diode have a lifespan of a hundred times as that, to put it short and simply, 50,000 hours.
  1. Halogen tail lights have a color temperature as high as 4k, close to the color temperature of daylight, while LED tail lights ‘s color temperature can reach as high as 6k, close to purple-white light, making it more effective in alerting vehicles in the back to keep a safe distance when the brake lights of cars ahead are on.
  1. More power-saving are LED tail lights, the brightness of a 20W LED tail light can be the same as a 55W Halogen tail light.

5. LED lights are brighter than Halogen lights, enhancing safety for driving at  night. Since they are so bright, they may expose drivers to blindness, leading to car crashes and accidents.

  1. That is why in some states in the USA, replacing Halogen tail lights with LED tail lights is banned, especially on foggy and snowy days because Halogen lights have stronger penetration power than LED lights.

Having come to this point, we must also take into account the drawbacks of LED car lights before deciding to purchase them. Here are the hazards they may bring:

  • Although modified LED car lights are designed with a fuse and pressure regulator, the rare cases of fuse-burning and short circuits happen sometimes due to a mismatch of the modified car lights with the circuit of the original car model.

Conclusion: despite Halogen tail lights being much cheaper and working better in the environment of thick fog and snow than LED tail lights, overall, they only meet the needs of a fraction of drivers today, they may be eliminated from the market over time.


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