When it comes to your car’s headlights, there are a few options to consider. With a push toward more efficient and energy friendly lighting, the choice can be a costly one or a cheap one. Making sure you know the differences in the lighting options can help benefit you, and your wallet, in the long run.
Halogen headlights are the most common and basic of the headlamps on the roads. They are cheap and last long enough between replacements. They give off ample lighting and cause little reflection, in comparison with other lighting. Halogen lamps burn very hot and can cause problems with energy.
HID (High-Intensity Discharge) Headlights
HID lights are the common alternative to halogen lights. They typically use xenon gas instead of halogen gas and make the the light brighter than all other options. The HID lamps may be brighter, but they’re also fragile and last significantly less. One source puts their life at 5,000 hours. These lights will run you a bit more money than the former, but they offer the most lighting and burn differently.
The LED headlamps will run you a bit of money initially. However, these lamps can pay themselves off by lasting much longer and consuming less energy. Since these lamps can (reportedly) last up to 25,000 hours, you’ll find yourself changing out those lights much less frequently than all of the others.
Choosing the right headlights can help you drive safer and more efficiently. There are different lights for different conditions. If you need help installing headlights, or need some advice, let us know! We’d love to help you out.