Main Reasons to Avoid Multi-Sided LED Headlight Bulbs

  • Published on Aug 10, 2018
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    Multi-Sided LED headlight bulbs (bulbs with three or more sides of LED chips) seem like a good idea in theory -- more LED chips in more directions are better, right? And especially in a projector housing, right? The simple answer is NO. Watch why.
    The key to a well-functioning LED headlight bulb is LED placement. LED chips located in the center of the bulb stem better mimic the location of a halogen bulb filament. Multi-sided LED headlight bulbs have a thicker bulb stem which positions the chips away from center and closer to the reflector housing. This leads to an unfocused, scattered, dim beam pattern. Watch as Eric describes the cons of these bulbs and demonstrates the bulbs inside a projector housing and reflector housing against 2-sided LED headlight bulbs.
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  • elson de Saantana
    elson de Saantana 23 hours ago

    led and a shit

    JDFISHING 79 4 days ago

    Basically pay $200 for my bulbs lol

  • MasterPuyat
    MasterPuyat 6 days ago +1

    This guy's is fooling us, try to turn the angle of LED when stalling, ...

  • Thor _
    Thor _ 7 days ago

    I like the halogen ones best. Especially the color. And the range in snow drift. Blue light tint gets spread out by any particles in the air. Yellow light cuts much straighter trough small particles and snow. I preferably buy my led flashlights in 3000-5000k. Headlights on my car needs to melt snow in extrem cold weather. LED could make that impossible.

  • Miguel Cardenas
    Miguel Cardenas 19 days ago

    What would I use on a 2000 Nissan externa?

  • Matthew Leong
    Matthew Leong 19 days ago

    I have a 2010 g37x it uses a 7440 single filament I was told for my day time running lights and my blinkers. I installed ijdmtoy LEDs with the load resistors built in but it only blinks it dies not stay on all the time like daytime running lights what can I do?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  17 days ago

      A 7440 is a single filament bulb. In order for a turn signal bulb to be a DRL it needs to be a 7443 bulb(dual filament). If I recall correctly about these G37's, your DRL's are actually on your fog lights as well!

  • Bob alloo
    Bob alloo 20 days ago

    I bought Beamtechs for my motorcycle, have had them for about two months, and they are awesome. Both high and low beam are perfect. I can see way WAY better than the stock halogens and they cost 37 bucks. Can't report on their durability yet.

  • ridge runner outdoors
    ridge runner outdoors 20 days ago

    The only probkem is i work for a living. Your bulbs are so expensive id have to take out a second morgage just to buy one set and i aint got a house to be able to do that. Like your videos but i cant afford your lights sorry ill just stick to the affordable working man friendly ones.

    • ridge runner outdoors
      ridge runner outdoors 18 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution ok my wifes jeep and my ram take h13 what is your idea of affordable options for us and id like to do her foglights also its 2014 jeep jk i think its a 2045 bulb not possitive tho

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  18 days ago

      We get that. We have lots of affordable options!

  • Kyle M
    Kyle M 21 day ago

    I put 2 h13 2-sided LEDs from mars auto in my ford f750 a year ago and they work perfect and not one driver has complained or high beamed me. Work amazing

  • matrix gaming
    matrix gaming 24 days ago

    Oh well i bought the wrong one

  • Nevermore
    Nevermore 25 days ago

    I tried using LED headlight bulbs and they were much too bright, irritating other drivers so I went back to regular bulbs. It's a shame because I just wanted LED bulbs about as bright as Silverstar bulbs but wouldn't burn out so fast.

  • Mike
    Mike 28 days ago

    isn't this guy in workaholics?

    • Mike
      Mike 25 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution =] just messing around , but in all reality this was a great video good to see the comparison. I went with a set of opt7 lights and kinda regret it.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  25 days ago


  • Nick H
    Nick H Month ago

    haha I went to there website they want 200 bucks just for the low beams haha

  • Tim Fischer
    Tim Fischer Month ago

    All these bulbs should be illegal to sell. I'm so sick of every moron that puts these in and I'm sick of the assholes that don't fail them for inspection when PA straight up says any LED bulb in a headlight fails without question.

    • Tim Fischer
      Tim Fischer Month ago

      @Headlight Revolution true but in a halogen reflector housing these type of bulbs do not belong at all.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  Month ago +1

      There are some very good and very bad ones out there.

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez Month ago

    You are talking about trucks, what if you just want some light to see the road 😂 like on a civic not the same height my guy

  • John Bob
    John Bob Month ago

    Both times the diode Dynamics LEDs beat out the halogen. So why aren't those better? The focus was perfect and they put out more light. Isn't that what we're after? I know they're more expensive, because that's all I use in my car, but they work great in a Subaru Outback.

    • John Bob
      John Bob 29 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution Ahhh. I will add this though. After more night driving I am not sure that I am totally sold on the SL1. And I think that it's because of the older road signs. The light doesn't reflect well so they are hard to see. The newer ones are more reflective and easier to see. And now I have a crosshatch look but I think it's because of the DRL pattern. I don't really want to try the non street legal ones because they will blind people. Then again no one seems to care in Alabama they are everywhere.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  29 days ago

      I feel like you missed the message of the video. We specifically said that the Diode Dynamics bulbs are great, and all those other styles with 3 or 4 sides are garbage.

  • Hi Lot
    Hi Lot Month ago +1

    So much BS on headlight bulbs.... Hard to separate the lies from the ads. Are they just pushing their products? Any real testing done that is unbiased? Doubt it. So I do not waste my time watching led videos, anymore.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  Month ago

      We have tested more bulbs than anyone and our #1 goal is to educate consumers on the best lighting technology in the world, whether you buy from us or not.

  • Juan M. Diaz
    Juan M. Diaz Month ago

    Can you review some you can find elsewhere online?
    Surely there are some good ones out there besides the ones you sell.

    • Juan M. Diaz
      Juan M. Diaz Month ago

      @Headlight Revolution So you're saying that only the ones you sell are worthwhile?
      I think my question needed to be more specific.
      Even the diode dynamics you sale don't have such great reviews (In my point of view no product is is a solid 5 star. Everybody has an opinion and different experience)diod dynamics is usually under 4 stars.
      I'm positive that other companies, brands have decent products as well.
      And yes it's up to me where I will spend my $$.
      But...I guess continuing this topic is pointless.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  Month ago

      All of the bulbs we showcased in this video were found online, and we don't sell many of them. So... mission accomplished?

  • Ranchero72
    Ranchero72 2 months ago +1

    The ones you guys are saying are good look like someone is holding a whiskey bottle in front of them lol I changed out my stock bulbs for LEDs and they're fantastic. Not sure what yall are smoking

  • howtobebasic 2
    howtobebasic 2 2 months ago

    I just use the conventional Bulbs the car came with from the factory

    • howtobebasic 2
      howtobebasic 2 2 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution yes, the original halogen ones costs about 10 bucks, compared to 40 bucks for the LED ones,

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  2 months ago

      and you're happy with it?

  • jason yang
    jason yang 2 months ago

    I won't use LED unless they have yellow tone. These light will reflect most of their light when it is snowing. Red and yellow light can punch through rain and snow a lot better while less reflection back to your eyes.

    • jason yang
      jason yang 2 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution Thanks, because I drove a lot in snowy days, also tried with different headlights. Personally I feel the white light is irritating my eyes due to the snow is reflecting the white light. Would prefer a softer or warmer light. Anyways, thank you for the comparison. It is definitely helpful and I learned things from your video.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  2 months ago +1

      That's wise of you!

  • The Cockpit
    The Cockpit 2 months ago

    Would you recommend novsight led?

    • The Cockpit
      The Cockpit 2 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution do they have for H4 types of bulb?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  2 months ago +1

      No we would not, if you're looking for LED bulbs check out the S-V.4's!

    JOSEPH MORENO 2 months ago

    That "spot " in the headlight housing is called the focal point.

  • Herp Derp
    Herp Derp 3 months ago

    Scared me when I read the title. But then I realised the hakari ultras I just bought have the LEDs in the same spots as the halogen just like your "good main brands".

  • Thunderstormworld
    Thunderstormworld 3 months ago

    I've tried multi and double, what you don't tell or show people is double LEDs viewed from directly from the front looks like someone on high beams because it gives the impression/illusion that the vehicle have 4 headlights on as there is dark spots on a double led headlight buld and the result is you'll get constantly flicked to dip your head lights. I thought it were because of the bright LEDs I installed but one day in a shop window the reflection showed why everyone thought I'm on high beams, so I bought 4 sided ones, they're brighter by double the out put but get this I don't get flicked to dip my headlights no more.
    But I guess you won't tell this fact in your video.

    • Thunderstormworld
      Thunderstormworld 3 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution still you will have the dark spots and that will still create the illusion of having high beams. Especially from the front

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  3 months ago

      You might've not had the best bulbs when you tested them out. If you would buy the ones we recommend you will get the best results. Not to say you absolutely cannot get results from other setups, but we've done extensive testing.

  • Vann Loc
    Vann Loc 3 months ago

    Hikari Ultra LED?

    • Vann Loc
      Vann Loc 3 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution No, I'm asking how you all at HR would rate them?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  3 months ago

      Are you asking if you should avoid them?

  • Nitsuga Shoj
    Nitsuga Shoj 3 months ago

    Why don't you measure the lux reading of the entire width of the beam pattern?
    I'm sure some of the bulbs are more consistent with their readings and not just "bright" on the hot spots.

  • เคน KhunFon
    เคน KhunFon 3 months ago

    I think you’re wrongly mistaken not to mention, biased towards your own products. I have a wide array of LED’s from Philips to Osram to P70 CREE (all 2 sided) and while the foreground is much brighter compared to halogens, I can’t see anything further than 15m in front of me. Just when I was about to give up searching, I discovered 4 faced LED’s were a popularity in China and decided to give them a try. Spent under $50 for a pair bought online and after installing them, I must admit that the light output had increased tremendously. I can see further, everything is lit up well and I have yet to have someone flash their beams at me. Even when parked against a flat wall, the beam looks somewhat similar to a halogen but 20x brighter. I strongly suggest that others consider multi faced LED’s for a change before moving to HID’s or falling back to halogens

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  3 months ago

      It's a good recommendation. We will have to continue researching more bulbs!

  • Srth B
    Srth B 4 months ago +1

    Man u don't know the meaning of value for money.i got night eye. it's working super fine. again all the LED lights are from china only. it's not like ur's are from MARS.

    • Srth B
      Srth B 3 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution Yeah if u want to rip off the money from customers then go ahead.

    • Srth B
      Srth B 3 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution Yeah understood. next time try Saturn MAN.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  3 months ago

      Ours are actually form Mercury.

  • 7homas 0wen
    7homas 0wen 4 months ago

    Everyone. Buy nighteye leds. They use the dual bulb situation and have tones of positive reviews. I paid $33 aud for mine. I think that’s about $25 usd. But they’re long lasting, bright and cheap. They come in most bulb sizes and have been great for the 18 months I’ve owned them. By the way I use projector housings in case you were wondering. Even if they went out tomorrow for $33 and the light output they produce I honestly wouldn’t care, and I’d just order another set considering the price. They don’t even have a bulky box that hangs off the back by a cord. It’s just the led unit itself with a fan on the back. A lot less hassle to install if you’ve got limited space.

  • Explore with Zac
    Explore with Zac 4 months ago +1

    My ass they don’t, my uncle put them in his 4Runner and they’re bright as fuck with perfect beam straight from eBay. You’re full of shit.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  4 months ago

      I am sure you can find some Ebay bulbs that are decent. We are just giving our experience on what we've ordered from there.

  • randall bollinger
    randall bollinger 4 months ago

    Avoid multi sided led... two sides is multi sided....

  • Rob B
    Rob B 4 months ago +7

    Hey, it's a You Tube infomercial.
    Billy Mays here for headlight revolution.

  • Kyle Rutherford
    Kyle Rutherford 4 months ago

    So what I'm hearing you say is I should just install those jeep wrangler halo headlights in my 91 Volvo 240 instead?

  • Grilling with Jay
    Grilling with Jay 4 months ago +1

    Your website caters to trucks but not cars.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  4 months ago +1

      We have a ton of products for cars! Alot of our bulbs fit both trucks and bulbs. Give us a call and we can help you pick something out. 218-755-5200

  • Darin Porter
    Darin Porter 4 months ago +1

    They only sell led's for trucks on their website... yes, these ppl are making even bigger douchebags out of lifted truck owners

  • Iam Noone
    Iam Noone 5 months ago +1

    I think it’s time I upgraded my calcium carbide lights and got some of these for my beastie.

  • G. Cast
    G. Cast 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for the info. I bought an Auxbeam T1 for $63 and it was a lot better, even compared to my aftermarket Philips halogen. They're not expensive but it does the job.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  5 months ago +1

      It's great to find a bulb you like! You don't always need to buy the most expensive one.

  • Tri Cities
    Tri Cities 5 months ago +1

    I bought them from China for 14 bucks. I'll live with the output I have and spend the huge difference between mine and yours on hookers and blow.

  • Alexander Ortiz
    Alexander Ortiz 5 months ago +1

    So you’re saying these suck, yet you’re selling these same ones only 10x more expensive 🙃

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  5 months ago

      Not sure if you grasped this video fully? We don't sell multi sided LED bulbs.

  • TheMar250
    TheMar250 5 months ago +1

    What is butter 5000k or 6000k led?

    • TheMar250
      TheMar250 5 months ago

      Headlight Revolution I’m looking for bright and cheap price, so 5k are brighter than 6k?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  5 months ago

      Depends what you are looking for. 5k will have better performance. 6k has a bluish tint that some people find more aesthetically pleasing.

  • Felipe Zilli
    Felipe Zilli 5 months ago +1

    You may be right about the cheap Leds, but your Leds are a way too expensive, its may be better, but not worths the cost!

  • xxraydogxx
    xxraydogxx 5 months ago +3

    Call bullshit bro. I bought 20 dollar multi sides. Guess what they work great. And have been for months. Yes they needed to be adjusted. So take your time pay attention and adjust they correctly.

  • Darrin Nunyah
    Darrin Nunyah 5 months ago +1

    I'm sure you sell a fine product but half of the asses out there blinding people dont bother to even read the instructions that come with their bulbs anyway. For one thing, they dont adjust the beam angle so they're not hunting for owls in the trees. That one adjustment may cure many of these issues - if they cared enough not to be a d*ck to oncoming drivers.

  • Ryan
    Ryan 5 months ago +1

    As long as I can see it’s fine lol I have a light bar and two kc lights if u got bright ass lights you getting all of mine

  • alisen
    alisen 6 months ago +1

    You are absolutely right. A shop recommended the tri sided LED headlight bulbs for my FJ Cruiser and although they were very bright but the light was all over the place blinding everyone and the hi beam was unnoticeable... It took me only one day to return them back and reinstall the Halogen bulbs and start searching for better ones...

    DARTHBULLSHIT 6 months ago +1

    The 43 year old sealed beams on my Charger are better than any of these lights.....and they don't blind anyone.....

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  5 months ago

      If you got something you like and that works, you gotta stay with it!

  • Tim Latour
    Tim Latour 6 months ago +1

    Mine work just fine

  • Raul Aguilar
    Raul Aguilar 6 months ago +1

    You blink to much for me to trust you...... js

  • High Pitch Eric Stern
    High Pitch Eric Stern 6 months ago +1

    Great video 👌🏼

  • J P
    J P 6 months ago +2

    I looked up Diode Dynamics Sl1. The reviews are not that great.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      LED bulbs are still very young. We will see some awesome upgrades here very soon!

  • Ric Powers
    Ric Powers 6 months ago +4

    I guess im skeptical of this guy trashing all these manufacturers. Is it possible hes in the LED biz himself?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      Hey Ric, our goal is never to trash other manufactures. We just like to lay out the facts behind the products on the market so you can get the best bulb and not waste money. Sure we are in the LED biz but we sell a wide variety of bulbs we don't own.

  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith 6 months ago +1

    I wouldnt think projecting light to the sides and reflecting it outwards wouldn't be as effective say projecting forward and reflecting forwards...

  • Evermore
    Evermore 6 months ago

    If dust gets into the fan motor, it will cause it to slow down and not run at the proper RPM. As a result, the overheating prevention feature on these bulbs will turn the light off in order to allow it to cool.
    This is why I went back to halogen incandescent bulbs.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      Never go back to halogen! There are plenty of options with LED to avoid your concern.

  • Brian Sulowski
    Brian Sulowski 6 months ago +1

    "A thin PCB Board" That's equivalent to calling RG3, "RG3 the Third".

    • Brian Sulowski
      Brian Sulowski 6 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution Not to take away from the video content. Will look to you guys for the right stuff!

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      Fair enough LOL

  • Joe Morganti
    Joe Morganti 6 months ago +1

    What do you guys recommend for a 2015 Mini Cooper 5 door hatch for under $100?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      Check out the link below for lights in the $59-112 range.

  • Robin Marquardt
    Robin Marquardt 6 months ago +2

    When they ain't working why are they produced?

    • Mister S
      Mister S 6 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution Because people will do their own research and buy cheap crap... Instead of buying your lights like I did...(I know cuz I tried the Cheap Crap first too) have you guys seen the "Boslla 4-mode Headlight" I would like to see your opinion...

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      The world may never know.

  • jason henn
    jason henn 6 months ago +1

    Need to ensure ur reflectors match the light source

    • jason henn
      jason henn 6 months ago

      @Headlight Revolution
      Changed my 98 suburban to hid (is better than led) and the buckets /reflectors (all 4) and its awesome, but without the correct reflector it produced scattered light and many r changing the source type without doing the reflectors, and the government in some countries are banning aftermarket changes

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  6 months ago

      True that.

  • Matt B
    Matt B 6 months ago +2

    Weird I actually have that exact headlight on the right and my opt 7 LEDs made it so much better then my halogen bulbs. 🤷‍♂️

  • YOO 503
    YOO 503 6 months ago +1

    Now days. Nobody care about blinding people. Just buyba 40$ led n that it