Seeing clearly at night is only possible with the right headlights. Upgrading to LED headlamps could be just what you need to achieve a higher degree of visibility.

Improved Visibility

This is by far the biggest advantage that LED headlights have over other types of lights. The light emitted by LED headlights is a pure, crisp, white light. This is particularly great for night driving because it eliminates glare for ongoing traffic, and the beam pattern illuminates more of the road so you can see exactly where you are going.

Durability

Thanks to the solid-state construction, LED headlights are very durable. There are no breakable bulbs or fragile filaments, and they do not contain any electrodes such as can be found in HID, halogen or incandescent lights. This is particularly important for vehicles that travel over rough terrain or those that are on the road often, such as trucks.

Longevity

The technology involved in developing LED bulbs is absolutely unparalleled when it comes to their lifespan as compared to other types of bulbs. A single LED headlamp bulb can last longer than more than 300 incandescent lights, more than 40 halogen lights, and more than 25 high-intensity discharge (HID) lights. Some people say if you use LED bulbs you will likely replace your vehicle before you have to replace the bulbs.

Keeps You Awake

Falling asleep at the wheel can be deadly dangerous – we all know that. Did you know there is something you can do to combat that, aside from taking up a serious caffeine habit? The type of headlights you use can actually reduce driver’s fatigue. Our bodies are programmed to follow certain rhythms that are in accordance with the light we are exposed to. The colour of the light we see sends messages to our brain about whether it is time to be alert or relaxed. Standard headlights emit a colour temperature that is very close to that which we see at sunset.

In the evening, we are programmed to prepare for sleep, and that colour temperature promotes a state of drowsiness. LED headlights, by contrast, emit a light that’s a colour temperature most closely associated with the midday sun – bright and full-on. Because of that, upgrading to LED headlights will help to induce a state of alertness, even if you are driving in the middle of the night. When you drive with LED headlights guiding your way, you are much less likely to fall asleep at the wheel.

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