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Things You Need To Know About LED Car Lights

We at Vivid Lumen Industries strongly believe that LEDs are the preferred way to go. Compared to halogen lighting, LEDs are superior in every way. Manufacturers include them as stock on their vehicles more and more frequently for their high performance and reliability plus there are a ton of LED Headlight Assembly Kits on the market. All of our Vivid Lumen Industries Headlight Assembly Kits come with LED headlight bulbs and we also sell a vast assortment of LED bulbs that will fit nearly any make or model.

The History of LED Headlights

In the early 2000s, LED headlights were reserved for only top-of-the-line vehicles. Their intense beam and the fact they require nearly zero maintenance made them a luxury item for only the most high-end. But over the last 20 years, they are becoming the standard in-car lighting. Automotive manufacturers have been pushing to make the stock in the majority of their vehicles and today LED Vehicle Lighting is affordable and with a lifetime of 22 years, they might even be cheaper in the long run.

Why LEDs and not Halogens?

The main reason to pick LED over halogen is the design. Halogens use a thin filament wire that over time will burn and degrade. This is why halogens burn out after a few thousand hours. On the other hand, LEDs use a chip containing a semiconductor that when powered emits a more intense beam of light. Furthermore, this design is not worn down and degraded in the same way as it is a much sturdier design. In terms of the actual light emitted, LEDs produce a warmer illumination than standard halogen lighting. This brings the color closer to blue light, which is softer on the eyes allowing for sharper visibility. Overall, they offer a lot of upgrades compared to halogen lighting.

What to look for when purchasing LEDs:

While LEDs do have a phenomenal design, they are susceptible to poor manufacturing. Many companies produce cheaper LEDs with overclocked chips that produce far more lighting than they should. This can lead to a multitude of issues, the most problematic of which is the reduced lifespan of the LED itself. The LED chip was never designed for the increase in power, leading to degradation to the chip itself, much like a thin filament in a halogen. Look for specifications on intensity (lumens or lux) and color rendering index before purchasing any LED bulb. And to make matters simpler, all of our LED bulbs here at Vivid Lumen Industries come with properly listed product specifications to match our high-quality products. Our LEDs function just as intended and have a 3-year warranty, just in case.

Quality of LED Headlights

With so many LEDs on the market, a ton of sub-par products have entered the market. Even if you know exactly what to look for and are ensuring the product has good reviews, you can still end up with a much cheaper product than you were looking for. This can happen for a multitude of reasons. Some manufacturers cycle between higher and lower quality lights to minimize production costs and ensure that their reputation does not plummet. You would expect that this would lead to much lower reviews but it is often cheaper for the company to simply refund or replace the product leading to the bad review never being posted. Many mass producers of LED bulbs do this to undercut costs and stay ahead of the more quality options. To make sure you are buying a quality LED bulb or assembly kit, make sure you do a bit of research into the company itself. If you find a set of high-quality LED bulbs that are the same price as halogens, there is a very good chance that the company is producing cheaply made LEDs. A good quality LED set will always be more expensive than halogens, but the reliability and quality more than makeup for it in the long run. Vivid Lumen Industries LED bulbs and kits are all consistent with no changes made between batches of products. Our quality remains consistent and to further back it up, our warranty department is easy and responsive to ensure you have a positive experience with Vivid Lumen products.

In every way imaginable, LEDs surpass halogens, and we feel passionate about the importance of LED lighting. Being able to see as you travel at night is absolutely vital and there is no room for risk. Visit your closest distributor and pick up a set of Vivid Lumen Industries LED Bulbs today!


Vivid Lumen Industries is a group of lighting enthusiasts with a passion for lighting that started 10 years ago. We know what it's like working long hours, driving dangerous highways, and we realized that stock headlights just don't cut it anymore. Contact us at info@vividlumen.com for the best performing headlight upgrades that fit your vehicle for the right price.

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