Do LED Headlight Bulbs Belong In A Reflector Headlight Housing?

by 5Dlight Collaborator August 08, 2019

Do LED Headlight Bulbs Belong In A Reflector Headlight Housing

This is one of the most commonly asked questions, and one of the most misunderstood. This is a question that requires an explanation rather than a single, ‘yes or no.’ 

Here’s why: The answer is, it depends on the LED headlight bulb. That’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but it’s the truth. 

If the LED headlight bulb wasn’t specifically designed to operate in your vehicle’s reflector headlight housings, then it doesn’t belong there. It won’t work properly.

If the LED headlight bulb was custom designed to operate in your vehicle’s reflector headlight housings, then it belongs there. It will work perfectly, as you expected. 

A lot of LED headlight bulb companiescopy and paste designs and skip the difficult process ofresearch and development. These are the types of LED bulbs that will not perform well inside your reflector headlight housing units. The light beam pattern will be scattered, and likely cause glare. It won’t even be much of an improvement over your OEM halogen bulbs. 

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If that’s the type of LED headlight bulb you’re looking to purchase because you found an excellent deal on eBay, then we recommend you skip it. Don’t bother. Keep searching. You’ll make your nighttime vision worse.

On the other hand, there are LED headlight bulb companies that take their business very seriously. These are the companies that will test fit their LED headlight bulbs in reflector headlight housings before releasing them to the public. They will do all the necessary research and development, even if it takes years to properly complete. If they say their LED headlight bulb was custom designed for your reflector headlight housings, then it’s true.

Why? Because their business and reputation is important to them, so they prefer to sell high quality products and tell customers the truth. 

Now, the problem is identifying the high quality companies out of the companies simply here to make sells to anyone. 

That’s where research, and performing your due diligence comes into play. 

Are you interested in learning how to identify a great LED headlight bulb company versus a low quality LED headlight bulb company? We try to keep these articles focused on one topic at a time, so that’s a good topic for a separate article. 

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for it!