This is a very common question. But, there’s a misconception behind it. The misconception is that LED headlight bulbs are not designed to be used in reflector headlight housings. The question assumes thatALL LED headlight bulbs will produce some level of glare. A lot of LED headlight bulbs are not custom designed for this type of use, but there are many which are custom designed to work wonderfully with the reflector patterns of headlight housing units.
So, the answer you’re looking for is, LED headlight bulbs which weren’t designed to be used in reflector headlight housings will create a lot of glare.
On the other hand, LED headlight bulbs that were custom designed to work great inside your reflector headlight housing units will have little to no glare.
Now, let’s look into the two reasons you might have glare.
The first cause of glare is, the LED headlight bulbs you purchased from eBay, or elsewhere, were not specifically designed to operate in your reflector headlight housing units. You probably bought them because they were cheap, or you didn’t do your research properly.
There are many companies out there that will simply copy LED headlight bulb designs, without doing the proper research and development themselves. You want to stay away from these types of companies whenever possible. For interior LED bulbs, it shouldn’t matter as much, but for LED headlight bulbs it does matter.
- The second cause of glare is, the LED headlight bulb is positioned poorly inside the reflector headlight housing. You might have installed it incorrectly. Double check that you followed the instructions and installed it properly. Make sure the LED chips are aligned as recommended. Some LED headlight bulbs have adjustment capabilities, and that’s how they allow you to eliminate the glare. You can lower the light beam cutoff line, which gets rid of the glare.
We hope that helped you choose your next set of headlight bulbs for your vehicle.