LED technology has evolved quickly. It wasn’t that long ago that LED lights were only available for very specific applications. Not only that, but they weren’t the ideal option when powerful light emission was necessary – driving at night, for instance. However, things have changed, and today you’ll find that LED car lights offer a lot of advantages and benefits for vehicle owners. How might you benefit from this technology?
Let’s start with the most obvious benefit for LED car lights – their lifespan. A conventional automotive light bulb lasts about 1,500 hours. That sounds like a lot, right? How much nighttime driving do you actually do? Surprisingly, 1,500 hours is a relatively short period. Most drivers have to replace their bulbs every few years. And don’t forget that this is the maximum lifespan; there are several factors that can reduce it. LED car lights, on the other hand, offer a maximum lifespan of 50-60,000 hours. That’s roughly seven years of constant use.
Energy consumption is a big deal these days, even with your car. Conventional bulbs use energy quickly, and HID bulbs put a serious strain on your car’s electrical system, often requiring higher performance add-ons (which increase cost and complexity during upgrades). LED car lights offer minimal energy consumption ratings, and require no expensive add-ons to supply higher power (and you don’t sacrifice light emission during the process, either).
“Rise” is a term used to denote how long it takes a light to power up. You might think that incandescent bulbs are “instant on”, but that’s not the case. There’s a lag between the time you hit the brakes and when the bulb lights up. LED car lights offer faster rise times (.2 seconds faster than conventional bulbs). That means drivers behind you will see your lights sooner, and actually provides an additional 21 feet of stopping distance. LED car lights help keep you safer on the road.
Better Beam Focus
One of the problems that have long plagued conventional automotive lights is the ability to adequately focus your headlight beams. This is necessary for visibility where you need it in front of the car. In conventional bulb systems, headlight beams are often broad and diffused, which means less visibility and more risk on the road. On the other hand, LED car lights offer the ability to tightly focus headlight beams, which means you get more light where you need it most (as well as better light emission in general).
Old-style conventional bulbs were subject to damage from vibrations, shocks and impacts. It took relatively little effort to break the filament in these bulbs. LED car lights are shockproof and waterproof, ensuring that you get the best possible reliability in an automotive lighting solution.
As you can see, LED car lights offer outstanding benefits in comparison with conventional automotive lighting. Superior lifespan, lower cost of ownership, higher reliability and less energy consumed are just a few of the ways LED technology trumps other options on the market.