LED headlights hit maximum brightness within a millionth of a second compared with the half second required by incandescent and halogen lights. When LEDs are used in brake and indicator lights they’re said to improve the reaction time of other road users by around 30 per cent.
Touch a halogen bulb or xenon globe when it’s on and you’ll likely recoil in pain from the intense heat, but with LED headlights you’ll struggle to break a sweat. Therein lies their great advantage, they convert most of the energy directed to them into light not heat. In fact most of the heat generated by LEDs is at their electrical base, not on the bulb surface.
- Smaller size enables greater flexibility for more varied shapes
- Turn on instantly, no warm up period
- Extremely energy efficient
- Easy to install