LED Headlight Bulbs Explained. Read before you BUY


Chances are when shopping for led headlight bulbs, you have no idea what you’re looking for and how could you?

Picking out the right led headlight bulbs for your car or truck. Most people have a hard time understanding what kind of headlight housings they have, let alone which led bulbs are going to work the best. Some of them have flexible heats, things hanging off the back. Some of them have fans. Some of them don’t have anything like that. Some of them have 20 LEDs. Some of them have one. They’re different shapes and sizes. It’s impossible to really know what’s going to work in your vehicle unless you’ve done the testing. We have tested so many led headlight bulbs that we have the best understanding of what’s available in the market and what works for your vehicle. About a decade ago I’ve started the company because I was trying to find some lighting upgrades for my car. There was things on the Internet that said this. Somebody else said that they’re both saying we’re the best and neither of them look even remotely alike.

I couldn’t figure it out. Then I went to my local shop. They said the exact same thing. What we have in our store is better than what’s on the Internet. How could you tell? A friend of mine tried something and he wasn’t real impressed with the results, so I took it upon myself to start buying headlight upgrades from different suppliers. Just out of curiosity, I’ve probably spent $3,000 on headlight upgrades from my car just so I can figure out what the heck was going on. I set up a website. I started doing product testing and I started offering vehicle specific lighting for different cars. It took off because what I realized was everybody was in the same boat that I was. They had no idea what to choose because everybody tells their own version of the story.

What is a reflector headlight?

This reflects your headlight is from a dodge ram. We commonly use this one for different demonstration purposes because the ram comes with three different options, including a reflector and a projector, so it’s a great option to show people the difference. A reflector is engineered to point the light from the light bulb inside the housing in a different direction for each flat piece of chrome plastic on the inside. The combination of all these different slats and the position of the light bulb inside the housing is what creates your beam pattern. Some reflects your headlights are engineered better than others. For example, 2004 five and six dodge ram that use a 9,007 bulb are terrible. It doesn’t matter if you put a halogen bulb in HIV led. The only thing that works in that scenario is a projector retrofit. The Dodge Ram, the Toyota Tundra, and some Ford vehicles have really nice beam patterns right out of the box, so getting the right led headlight bulb in some different reflector housings can produce a stunning beam pattern that’s effective and doesn’t blind other drivers.

The way the reflector headlight works is on the backside you have an opening and that opening is four a halogen light bulb, the halogen light bulb. It has a couple of pins coming off the connector on the back side, which are positive and negative, and they go through into the glass portion of the bulb where there’s a wire wound filament. When your headlight circuit is turned on, the filament glows to incandescence giving it the name an incandescent light bulb. The problem with using an led bulb replacement for this type of product is if they’re not made the right way, you’re going to scatter light all over the place. The reflect your headlight relies on the light source coming from something in the exact same position as this filament in the exact same size and the exact same light output style. If you put in your halogen bulb, it’s going to exist in just the right spot inside that housing.

If you take for example, an led bulb with three, four or five sides, now you’re going to have five times the light sources and that’s going to create essentially five times the amount of beam patterns. That might sound cool, but what you end up with is a really strange looking unusable beam pattern with a lot of shadows and multiple dim hotspots for the dodge ram. You can also get this projector headlight. It looks pretty similar, but because it doesn’t rely on every surface inside the headlight housing to be a reflective surface, sometimes they pan and black for style. The projector is characterized by this large glass circle. What it does is it refracts and focuses the light from your light bulb. They use the same kind of light bulb. Sometimes you can get a halogen incandescent light bulb projector just like the bulb from the other headlight or sometimes hid or led. I’ve got a headlight just like this one, but it’s already taken apart.

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