While many LED headlights offer similar features, no two models are exactly the same. So, you should take the time to consider some of key characteristics which will impact your overall driving experience. Here are some of the main features which you can compare and contrast to determine which LED lights for cars are best for your vehicle.
Before buying LED headlights, you need to bear in mind that you need to upgrade the entire headlight or use an upgrade kit to change the bulbs. Check the LED bulb plug types and numbers to see which best fit the car headlights. Consult with your vehicle’s handbook, look online or speak to a car expert if you are unsure. There is nothing more frustrating than buying some headlights only to find that they are incompatible.
The law regarding LED headlights varies from countries and countries, but generally, they are road legal if they project a beam which gives visibility between 50 and 100 meters ahead. Essentially, this means that they are bright enough to be seen, but not so bright that they are going to blind other road users. Obviously, you need to bear in mind that other states and countries have different rules and regulations.
As well as the issue of excessive brightness, there are also requirements which dictate the way that headlights should point; slightly downwards and away from oncoming traffic. Substandard LED bulbs which have not been properly aligned are notorious for causing a problem, so make sure you buy from a reputable brand.
If you choose to buy HID headlights instead, it is a legal requirement that you buy a conversion kit to ensure the correct angle of headlight beam. And while this is not currently the case with LED bulbs, you should still make an effort to ensure that they are properly aligned, so that you are not at risk of breaking the law.