It’s widely accepted that LED lights are the better option for headlights, because they are more intuitively designed. Switching to LED lights might be the best thing for your vehicle in order to save time and money while keeping you, your passengers, and your vehicle safer. Here are the reasons why one might switch to LED headlights from halogen.
LED lights require far less energy than your standard Halogen light bulbs. Halogen light bulbs require ten times as much energy as LED light bulbs. The energy saved helps make your battery last longer and be more effective.
On top of the energy being utilized more effectively, LED headlights are also better at emitting brighter light for a longer field of visibility. LED lights illuminate pitch darkness much better than halogen bulbs.
On average, a Halogen bulb will last for around 1,000 miles, whilte an LED bulb will last in a range from 10,000 to 30,000 miles, depending on the brand. Halogen bulbs need to be regularly replaced, therefore making an LED light a much better investment.
Halogen headlights are very hot to the touch. It’s one of the main reasons they are so inefficient in their use of energy. Much of the energy spent by Halogen bulbs goes directly into that heat production, so avoiding that heat saves energy as well!
On average, an LED bulb costs more than a Halogen bulb; however, in the long run LEDs need to be replaced far less than Halogens. Over time, LED lights will cost less.
Halogen and HID lights both take a bit more time to turn on than LED lights. In an emergency situation, the Instant-on feature can be a literal lifesaver. When you need a light to come on right when you hit the switch, an LED is a much safer bet.
Honestly, the only benefit Halogen headlights have over LEDs is that they are cheaper per bulb. However, if you want to save money in the long run, save your vehicle's battery life, keep your trips safer, and see better at night, you should, without a doubt, switch over to LED headlights.