All Jeep owners will understand the importance of their jeep headlights, especially when driving at night or through bad weather conditions. You may have noticed that certain vehicles have different types of headlight bulbs.Two of the most common headlight bulbs found in vehicles today are halogen lights and LED lights. How are these different? Is one type better than the other?
- What's the Difference?
- Which is Better?
- How to choose it?
What's the Difference?
A halogen bulb is a type of incandescent light that uses a halogen gas. If you're on a budget, you may find it more affordable to replace halogen bulbs than LED bulbs. Moreover, the yellow light is relatively soft and will not easily blind other drivers. However, halogen lamps consume a lot of energy, so their life span is so limited.
LED bulbs are in many ways the opposite of halogen lights. LEDs emit brighter white light than most halogen lights, which makes seeing around corners easier and looks cooler. Additionally, LEDs are far more efficient than halogen bulbs. But LEDs are more complicated than replacing halogen bulbs, so LEDs are more expensive to repair, and the bright white light has the potential to blind other drivers.
Which is Better?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) experts note that in the organization's tests, LEDs are usually the top performers. Still, it also confesses that some of the halogen varieties tested outperformed some of the poorest-performing LEDs.
While automakers favor LED headlights, it is up to you as the driver to decide which type of headlight is best for your driving needs. The answer comes down to your preference and how often you drive in low-light conditions and after dark.
How to choose it?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates headlights based on the distance that they illuminate the road as a vehicle travels straight and on curves. IIHS says that on a straight road, low-beam headlights rated good (the top rating) illuminate the right side of the road at least 325 feet. Headlights rated poor (the lowest) light 220 feet or less.
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