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2022-05-21 02:04:54 By : Mr. Sam Qu

Bright headlights are an essential tool for night driving and effectively illuminate wildlife, debris, and oncoming traffic as well as navigate inclement weather and storms. About half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark, and more than a quarter occur on unlit roads, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a non-profit organization that rates new vehicles for their crashworthiness. Having LED headlights installed in your vehicle are a good way to ensure that the road ahead of you is lit with useful light. In fact, IIHS’ rating includes a headlight evaluation and it cites LED lights as part of the rapidly developing headlight technology.

Three headlight types exist. Halogens are the basic system—the headlight bounces light off a mirror behind the bulb—and standard on most vehicles. The color is warmer, yellowish, and less illuminating than blue- or white-hued light. The lifespan is close to 1,000 hours, so they need to be replaced more frequently but are relatively inexpensive. High-intensity discharge lights have white beams that reach further and last longer than halogens but are costly and less durable. 

The third style is LED, which stands for light-emitting diode. LED headlights are bright white and vastly improve nighttime visibility. They are the most efficient, run cooler, and typically last 20,000 hours, or 2.3 years. LEDs also are the priciest. For cars that don’t come with LED lights or for older vehicles, there are aftermarket conversions that require careful installation and adjustment to ensure no glare occurs for oncoming traffic. 

Here is a list of the five best LED headlights, specifically focused on LED headlights for high and low beam plus fog lights across a range of vehicles and price points. 

These cool white LED bulbs deliver a powerful output: 60 watts and 10,000 lumens per kit. The headlight pattern has a 1.2-millimeter beam that’s laser focused, allowing light to carry wider and further (200 meters) than standard halogens. They also have a super-white 6500K color temperature. These bulbs function as headlights (low or high beam) or fog lights, as long as the size matches: H11, H8 or H9. A hollow-carved heat sink and 12,000 RPM turbofan is incorporated into the design for efficient cooling.

 Despite being one of the most budget options, these clear, bright headlights boast 6000K to 6500K whiteness. The beam pattern spreads wide and far on the road ahead of the headlights’ vehicle. The design is fanless for longevity and to eliminate noise. Rather, the headlights have an aluminum heat sink for cooling. The waterproof rating is IP67: at least 30 minutes of function while submerged under 5.9 inches to 3 feet of water. These lights are 50 watts.

These 50-watt bulbs provide 10,000 lumens per pair. The design’s high-speed cooling fan dissipates heat from the LED chips and is non-audible. The 6000K headlights produce a bright, cool white. These headlights have the highest waterproof rating available: IP68, meaning the device withstands long periods of immersion beneath pressure and these headlights are durable for storms. The setup also includes an aluminum adapter for the H7 LED bulb to lock into the headlight housing. 

 These 50-watt bulbs provide 10,000 lumens per pair. The design’s high-speed cooling fan dissipates heat from the LED chips and is non-audible. The 6000K headlights produce a bright, cool white. These headlights have the highest waterproof rating available: IP68, meaning the device withstands long periods of immersion beneath pressure and these headlights are durable for storms. The setup also includes an aluminum adapter for the H7 LED bulb to lock into the headlight housing. 

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In order to determine the best LED headlights for your vehicle, Forbes Wheels considered the top-rated and most popular sets for low beam, high beam and fog lights. We evaluated LED headlight models based on ease of use and installation, light clarity and strength, durability and light color. We accounted for overall compatibility with a wide variety of vehicles as well as a spectrum of prices for both budget and high-end options. We also examined a full gamut of end-user ratings. 

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