The LED: Why Choosing LED is a Wise Step, See Here the Basics and Benefits

Replacing your old car headlights with brighter LED headlights is really a wise decision. Here we are sharing some of the amazing advantages of installing LED headlights.


Your Car Headlight Care Checklist

Taking proper care of your car headlight is must as it is the most important accessory of your car. A perfect car headlight offers an excellent driving experience in the areas where extra visibility is needed. 

Competition of Headlamps

Headlights of a car form one of most important parts of a car when it comes to safety.  Having the wrong headlights can not only put your life in danger but can also be fatal to others on the road. Driving at night without the headlights on is actually a crime, but very few people realize that driving at night with wrong headlights can also lead to the same results. Most people don’t think twice before spending thousands of dollars on metallic paint, but do not give enough importance to the headlights. First step is to know the right kinds of headlights available on the market today and then choose the one that is best suited to your need.

The most commonly used headlight is the halogen bulbs. Currently, almost all the cars come with halogen lights by default.  The main reason is that these have really long life; halogen lights have a lifetime of about 1000 hours under normal circumstances and also replacement cost is very less for halogen bulbs.

Let us talk about how a halogen bulb works. It is made up of a glass envelope with a tungsten filament, filled with a combination of argon and nitrogen. Tungsten filament is heated upto 2500 degree Celsius when it receives electricity from the engine, hence producing the incandescence process. The efficiency of a halogen bulb is low because along with creating a lot of light, it also creates a lot of heat which is actually wastage of energy.

The headlights that seem to giving a tough competition to halogen bulbs are the xenon lights. Xenon lights have been claimed to be much more efficient than the halogens. As the name suggests, xenon bulb contains xenon gas which produces a blue tint of light. BMW 7 series was the first one to try the xenon lights, and since then these have been picked up by numerous car makers as a better choice over halogens.

Xenon is said to be more efficient because it uses less energy and hence less consumption of fuel and less CO2 emissions. The main disadvantage of xenon lamp is that even though it gives a very good visibility to the driver, it also generates a lot of glare which might be disturbing to the driver coming from the other side, hence leading some fatal accidents. Secondly, xenon is still competing with halogen over the cost; these are a lot more expensive.

LED headlamps still need to cover a lot more distance to compete with xenon or halogen. But LEDs have made its way into decorative use for a car or even as parking lights. LEDs use even lesser power to generate light, but light generated isn’t strong enough to be used as a headlamp. Usage of these lights for daytime running lights or brake lamps is getting more and more popular. LEDs are quite expensive and currently are used only for the high end expensive cars.

Car makers are trying to find the best possible solution to this battle of headlamps.

Why choose Led Bulbs over traditional light emitting devices

LEDs come from the family of energy efficient devices. Traditional light bulbs have been replaced by LED systems; reasons are obvious, LED lights save money by saving energy. LED bulbs last more than twice compared to traditional light bulbs. LED lighting systems are in demand and they are rapidly becoming the essential part of our residences too. The energy efficiency and cost effectiveness of LED lighting systems have made them popular worldwide. According to industry experts, operational life of a LED bulb is 100,000 hours, isn’t that amazing? As there have been some great developments in technology, it is predicted that soon we will see more powerful and affordable LED lighting systems.

Led Light Bulbs

About- LED Lighting System

An LED lighting system consists a light source, ballast (often called driver) and a luminaire (the surrounding materials to control emitting light). Quality of diode technology and lumen capacity has been improved dramatically in recent years which made them the most preferred choice and powerful replacement of ordinary car lights. Although LED bulb diode use DC current but their internal circuit enables them to be operated from AC voltage. LEDs are inclusive of heat managing elements because they get damaged at higher temperature. A single LED is relatively low power device compared to other light sources but array of LEDs can deliver as much light as a 30 Watt incandescent lamp would. Average operational life of an incandescent lamp is 5000 hours which is just a smaller fraction of LED lamp’s operational life.

An LED circuit, if designed properly, provides 80% efficiency which means only 20% electrical energy is lost as heat energy. In the case of incandescent lamps, only 20% electrical energy is converted to light, remaining 80% energy is lost as heat. So to save money on your electricity bills, switching over to LED light bulbs is a wise decision.