LED car lights are the latest trend in the illumination of cars both as functional lights and décor ones. Functional LED car lights are installed by factories more frequently and in a growing range. The first application of factory-installed LED car lights happened in 2008 in a Lexus LS 600h / LS 600h L model, and their application has been growing ever since. An even wider range of after-market lights is also available for individuals who wish to switch for LED car lighting. These light bulbs are available in a wide range of colours sizes and fittings. Nearly all existing car lights can be replaced with LED equivalents, and several guidelines can help you change the bulbs yourself. Some DIY skill will be necessary though, to access the lights within the car.
The advantages of LED car lights are numerous. LED car lights have the advantage of immediate start-up, and very long lifespan. Good quality LED lights can have a lifespan up to 50 000 hours, so you might change your car sooner than you change the lights in it again. Their design is often more flexible, since they are available with various beam angles. The durability is also impressive of the LEDs compared to filaments that can easily break, these lights are resistant to shake and indoor LED lights are often brighter than factory-installed lights, and let's not forget about the fact that LED lights are the greenest solution of lighting available on the market.
What you have to pay attention to when you apply after-market LED car lights is that LEDs are sensitive to heat, and operation in a high temperature can shorten their lifespan. Therefore it is not advised to use them next to a headlight for instance, which emits a large amount of heat. LED replacements have the advantage of very low power consumption – one of the reasons why they are worth using. However, plenty of new car constructions include an indicator for bulbs, and due to the low resistance of the LED bulbs, it might show that the bulb has gone. To fix this problem and get a valid indication you need to use a resistor kit included in the system.
Besides the commonly used parking lamps, tail and stop lights, turn signals, daytime running lamps, and festoon lights, LEDs are often used for decorating cars both inside and outside the car. Additional lighting can be added within the car with 12V LED solutions, as most LEDs can be operated with batteries. A common and diverse form of decoration is the LED strip light available in the full spectrum of colours. RGB LED strip lights allow a whole new range of decorating your car, changing and varying its colour as often as you wish. LED strips – available in fully waterproof version - allowing external decoration of the car on any side, strips fixed openly on the body of the car. Here is your chance to create a unique look for your car and save some power on the way.