LED bulbs advantages for cars

Nowadays car makers are increasingly focusing on LED bulbs for the headlight cluster. That’s for good reason. The LED bulbs advantages in motoring are far reaching but not widely understood so we’ll take you through them all.
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Less energy

LED lights use less energy. That’s one of the main selling points for the automotive industry. When compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lights use 80% less power, and when compared to halogen bulbs, there’s a 75% saving.

Hazard free

LED bulbs contain no hazardous solids, liquids or gases which are harmful to the environment. They’re also safer for drivers because statistics show that they reduce the risk of car accidents by as much as 15%.


When car makers spend a lot of money distinguishing their latest model from their rivals they look at every detail. Millions are spent on the grilles and the light clusters because the front end of the car’s the main image shown when the machine’s launched. The fact that LED lights are available in a range of colours and shades adds something to the uniqueness that manufacturers are always aiming for.

Other advantages

There is no high-powered discharge that can have a detrimental effect on the eyes. LEDs use direct light meaning there is no light pollution which also means that all of the light’s beam is focussed on the road ahead. The technology has been adopted by local council to aid their road lighting initiatives which means we’re getting better visibility on our roads thanks to LED lighting.

Final word

LED headlamps are improving all the time so they’re no longer the preserve of upmarket German cars. This is a technology that the industry is still finding its feet with so some manufacturers use the technology in combination with halogen. These hybrids use LED lights for the dipped beam and halogen for the main beam as this offers better reliability and a lower overall price.

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