Led lights, especially those used in cars, have become popular in recent years, and there’s no denying that they’re good for some vehicles.
But what about headlights?
They’re usually designed to be used with LED bulbs, but are they safe?
We talked to Morimoto Led Lighting Co. to find out, and found out that the answer is, “not at all.”
But we also got to see how it performs under some conditions.
We started by testing the Morimoto led lights against a range of LED bulbs.
First up, we tested the LED bulbs against an array of conventional lead bulbs, including the popular Cree LED bulbs from Philips, which are also commonly found in cars.
The LED bulbs were also tested against the popular LED ring light from LED Lighting Co., which we tested against a wide range of standard LED bulbs in the market.
The lead ring light was tested against LED bulbs made by Bosch, which were also widely used in car headlights.
The results were quite telling.
LED lights outperformed conventional lead lamps when it came to light intensity, light-to-power ratio, and efficiency, and they also did better in terms of temperature stability, too.
However, Morimoto lead lights are more expensive to install than conventional lead lights, and Morimoto’s lead ring lights cost more than $200 each.
That’s a lot to pay for the LED lights, which only require a single AAA battery.
That means Morimoto had to cut down on the LED ring lights and switch to LEDs made by other manufacturers, like Bosch and Bosch-LED.
That meant some LEDs were more expensive, too, but we found that the price difference wasn’t as big as the price advantage.
In the end, Morimotos lead lights were able to outperform all LED bulbs that we tested in terms (and in many cases) the same parameters.
We also found that LED lights performed best in some light conditions, which is a good sign when you’re driving in an area with lots of dimming.