The TRUTH about LED Headlight Bulbs! WATCH BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING

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  • Published on Oct 11, 2018
  • This video goes over the fundamental knowledge, from the very beginning of different headlight housing styles and halogen bulb styles - all the way up to comparing the newest different styles of LED headlight bulbs. If you don't know much about upgrading your headlights, and you want to find out what you need to know, watch this video first! If you already know everything about LED headlight bulbs and you're ready to buy, check out our selection here:
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  • su sophie
    su sophie 4 hours ago

    Car led headlight on Aliexpress: www.aliexpress.com/item/33061175419.html?spm=2114.12010615.0.0.232a5d7eRtmsW2

  • Super Tramp
    Super Tramp 15 hours ago

    Do u have to use a driver for h7 or 9005

  • Super Titan Tsunami

    Actually watched the whole video. Useful info

  • cytherians
    cytherians Day ago

    LED technology is constantly progressing. The real trick of making an LED bulb that works in an incandescent bulb headlight housing is to imitate the incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Trouble is, the LED technology requires heat sinking, so you can't create an array of LED's to perfectly simulate a halogen filament. At least at this point in time. Maybe in another 5 or 10 years it will be possible, but by then many of us will be driving different cars, many having converted to electric vehicles. The upshot? Probably doesn't make sense to try upgrading.

  • mcar676
    mcar676 2 days ago

    Ok probably a good video I do enjoy some of you info but dont watch anything 30 min long

  • swiftrick15
    swiftrick15 2 days ago

    L.E.D's aint L.E.D's

  • Derrick Davis
    Derrick Davis 2 days ago

    What's the best LED bulb for GMC Sierra with H-11?

  • MDB94
    MDB94 3 days ago

    Sounds good, but.... Too expensive... sorry... stock works, and it is free...

  • dimensional shift
    dimensional shift 3 days ago

    I live in the UK can you plz plz tell me which LED light will work for my Volkswagen Scirocco MkII. I need something powerful with good results coz the stock lights are useless PLZ HELP?????

  • David Rush
    David Rush 3 days ago +3

    3:50 the "before truck" tail lights aren't on, indicating the comparison is simply DRL vs Low Beam lol

  • Gio Xander
    Gio Xander 4 days ago

    Hello. Question for you. What would you recommend for a 2000 Celica LED white H7. I’m looking for a bright & not too expensive bulb. Plz help:(

  • Daniel Altherr
    Daniel Altherr 5 days ago +3

    You seem genuine and honest. Great video!! Because of this video I am going to your website to buy my led's for my 4Runner from you. Keep up the good work!

    • Dante' Williams
      Dante' Williams Day ago

      I just bought my first 4Runner and I want to upgrade my headlights to LED.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  3 days ago

      Thank you so much Daniel, that means alot to us. We hope you enjoy them!

  • allgrace
    allgrace 5 days ago

    11:48 Hello Mr. Fly

  • Curvy Essentials
    Curvy Essentials 6 days ago

    Thank you for the wealth of information.

  • mambobro
    mambobro 6 days ago

    I'm more confused now....

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox 7 days ago

    Why don't you mention at all (or sell in your shop) the original manufacturers of the chips, own products, like Osram or Phillips f.ex. - they make the H4 etc. that most of the other brands copy with different results, and prices - are they not any good(for buisness) ?

    • Happy Fox
      Happy Fox 2 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution You could say that. But the real truth is yes and no - you don't sell Phillips or Osram LED headlights (since that's what I meant, it's kind of the essence of the video too)... just HID and halogen. When it comes to LED I could find maybe 1 DRL or backlight/blinker bulb in each group. That's all there is in LED. None of the LED headlight designs that all the others are more or less based on. From HELLA (that through the ages has produced most of the lamps/reflectors on cars in Europe and the rest of the world, they're still behind much of the original and "stolen" R&D and design of LED headlights and extra lights.) - nothing at all, not even ancient halogene or HID lamps - you just have a couple of regulators... I was just curious as to why - you must have your reasons - is it performance/economy/just plain patriotism ? - when these are the actual "originals" in many cases, I would like to have seen a comparison to see how they stand up against better or worse reproductions.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  5 days ago

      We do sell phillips and osram!

  • Car Rookie
    Car Rookie 8 days ago

    What led bulb should I put in our 2014 Kia Sorento (projection headlight assembly)

  • Miguel Rosales
    Miguel Rosales 9 days ago

    So auxbeam no good

  • Joshua Joaquin
    Joshua Joaquin 9 days ago

    Hey what led headlight should place on my volkswagen santana?

  • Cyro-Nydd
    Cyro-Nydd 11 days ago

    Wow that's one beautiful Fiero!

  • Ken Souza
    Ken Souza 11 days ago

    No love for 2003 Hyundai Elantras on your website. :(

  • Black Neon
    Black Neon 12 days ago

    what about honda civic fd2 i want to replace the halogen bulbs in my car which one should i get and does led lights when they warm up or melt wires cause fires?

  • Bernard Kavanagh
    Bernard Kavanagh 12 days ago

    Philips X-tremeUltinon LED are the best replacement for halogen

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  9 days ago

      It all comes down to preference, if that's what you're happy with then by all means!

  • howtobebasic 2
    howtobebasic 2 12 days ago +1

    The only LED bulbs i buy from my car is the LED interior lights and taillights, and license plate lights.

  • hunter100t
    hunter100t 12 days ago

    I know halogen bulbs burn hot so I was thinking of using a couple of them as a fire starter in me old fire grate in the living room instead of costly kerosene bricks. which bulb burns the hottest that will do the job ? and if the bulbs are hot enough maybe I can dispense with the coal entirely !

  • srinath c
    srinath c 15 days ago

    I hate led lights. It does not give proper brightness on the highway and the throw is very limited. Now a days cars come with led lights which cannot be upgraded or changed. The only way to get more light is to have extra auxiliary lights. When I am driving with my led lights on and when any car is coming towards me I am not able to see the road properly it is very dull... Hallogen lights are way better.

  • Ny_tigger
    Ny_tigger 15 days ago

    Which Led bulb is good for my 2017 Accord SE? (don’t like HID-s).

  • John W
    John W 18 days ago

    Just sell your car and buy a new car! Led headlights are still new and only a few mfg. Have the technology figured out.

  • Marcus Weaver
    Marcus Weaver 19 days ago

    I absolutely loved your vedio !! I watched the whole thing . And I'm gonna show it to my friends too . But I need some very bright headlight bulbs for my 2012 f150 harley davidson edition (with aftermarket headlights) can you tell me what I need ? I'd like to have em in 8000k please help me out if you can !!!

  • These Nutz
    These Nutz 19 days ago

    Why that fuck do I feel like this talking to me like I’m a three year old?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  19 days ago

      We try to explain in great depth so those without alot of knowledge on the subject can follow along as well. There's no intention of being condescending.

  • John Steed
    John Steed 20 days ago +1

    Lesson from this video:. Stay away from Dodge! I've got modern LED bulbs in several cars and they all work great! They were installed correctly, according to the manufacturer directions, so they project great and don't blind incoming drivers. I bought them direct from China via AliExpress so I did not pay much. Make sure you get the latest style and you should be good to go;

    • Alan F
      Alan F 5 days ago

      "They were installed correctly, according to the manufacturer directions, so they project great and don't blind incoming drivers." If only everyone had the sense you do Mr. Steed!

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  19 days ago

      That's generally the case - When installed and aimed properly LEDs shouldn't give you (or other drivers) any issues! Although we usually acquiring your bulbs from other sources.

  • mbenkelley1
    mbenkelley1 21 day ago +1

    Informative video, but went to your website and you don’t carry the kind for my car ( a very common one)........ so that’s a bummer

    • mbenkelley1
      mbenkelley1 18 days ago

      Headlight Revolution 2019 Kia Optima. HB3 headlight, HB3 (9005+) hi beam

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  19 days ago

      Sorry to hear that! What do you drive?

  • M W
    M W 22 days ago

    11:48 photobomb

  • Martin Cvitkovich
    Martin Cvitkovich 23 days ago

    I predict a sharp rise in vehicle crashes when the majority of vehicles have those blinding lights. They should be outlawed!

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  20 days ago

      If people continue to go the route of cheap, unaimed LEDs you better believe it!

  • Abo 3abed
    Abo 3abed 23 days ago

    what you think about this product "Hikari" amzn.to/2QEmIjz

    • Abo 3abed
      Abo 3abed 23 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution thank you for the fast responding

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  23 days ago +1

      We don't know enough about that product to have a solid opinion.

  • jaime bunny
    jaime bunny 23 days ago

    Hi o have a 2018 ford fusion hybrid and the lights are terrible can I upgrade to led or I going to have problems with the codes and sh**** thank you

  • Manuel Hilario
    Manuel Hilario 23 days ago

    If someone knows, please tell me what the bulb brand is on the red ones in the beginning at 0:18

  • Tony
    Tony 24 days ago

    Does LED headlight fade/dim over time? Do you have to change them every 2 years or so?

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  23 days ago +1

      It's an all or nothing kind of thing with LEDs. There is no "slow fizzle"

    • Tony
      Tony 23 days ago

      @Kiel Wright oh dang it. I actually just bought 4 more LEDs headlight bulbs as spares

    • Kiel Wright
      Kiel Wright 23 days ago

      Tony LED don’t really dim they just burn out but they last far longer then anything else

  • N H
    N H 24 days ago

    Recommends GTR brand and their “name” brand on their page, but also recommends “Vision X”
    Which is one of the worst rated bulbs, and the ones you guys have listed for 100+$ looks like LASFIT’s, which go for 40$ online.
    And they have their own dedicated page on the web, and an eBay page.
    Seems to me like these people are rip offs.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  24 days ago

      I believe you may be misinformed about vision x, and about the "LASFITS".

  • Joel Wolski
    Joel Wolski 25 days ago

    I was super excited to find this video and company and was counting on them to be something approaching a definitive resource on this topic.
    Then I went to the website and searched the youtube channel and there is NO Mazda that I can find. I'm surprised, and a little bummed.

    • Joel Wolski
      Joel Wolski 24 days ago

      @Headlight Revolution Still super informative, just didn't answer the specific questions I had.

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  24 days ago

      I'm sorry we didn't have something for you.

  • Gasboatontires
    Gasboatontires 26 days ago

    Those LED companies are so full of shit I gotta take a shit.

  • Sadistiksyko
    Sadistiksyko 26 days ago

    27m39m for something you could flap on about in a 90sec video???

  • Mohammed Aidarous
    Mohammed Aidarous 26 days ago

    i just wanna know what are the LED headlights used by the new AVALON TOYOTA 2019 because its magnificent luxury looks, also its got that HID feeling. please answer if you know. Last LED i used wasn't bright enough and did some noise in the frequency when Radio is on !!

  • Joe Bellemare
    Joe Bellemare 28 days ago +1

    Very interesting video, i was not expecting to watch the whole thing :p Here are my 2 cents according to my experience :
    1) true, cheap led bulbs dont last long.
    2) cooling fans are not reliable, even on summer car.
    3) i thought that the clear bubble on the led chips was helping to spread the light more evenly, because its 2 sided bulbs (halogen = real 360°).
    4) any electronic thing you get in your car, like a bluetooth reciever or cheaper led bulbs (like these with lots of small leds for flashers or backup), the little welds all arround it for all components / leds will eventually crack because of the vibrations. The solution i found: jam it all minutely with epoxy glue.
    5) The ballasts / controllers (this external small box): whatever they claim, its generally not properly sealed, water will get in after a while = shortcut or failure. My solution: open it, fill the inside and minutely seal the box with hot temp resistant caulking.
    Its a pain, but i had good results by doing this after experienced lots of failures / lack of reliablility. Thats how it works in this world: they do everything possible to make you think you get good stuff, but the quality is always lower then we imagine.

  • momma T
    momma T 28 days ago

    I'm not sure why I clicked on this video but even crazier ... I don't know why I kept watching to the end. I'm a grandma , I know zero about cars & lights nor do I care , nor do I need any headlights. But I couldn't stop watching this video. WTH just happened!?

  • Mark
    Mark 29 days ago

    About time someone actually knows about LED's A BIG THANK YOU. I HAVE A QUESTION:
    Have you got any ideas for a Good t10 LED side light bulb 6000k spectrum please
    Kind Regards Mark.

  • Kristopher mathis
    Kristopher mathis Month ago

    I learned alot! I need LEDs for a dodge journey.

  • Lord Alexander
    Lord Alexander Month ago

    What do you recomend for a ford fusion 2015 low beam?

  • Oliver Heaviside
    Oliver Heaviside Month ago

    x2 speed saved me :)

  • Adisak Sukul
    Adisak Sukul Month ago

    Please do Toyota Highlander 2017-2019 too!

  • Papy Oles
    Papy Oles Month ago

    Hello,
    It's not listed on your website. I'd like to buy from you LED bulbs (headlights) low beam and high beam to upgrade my 02 Toyota Highlander. What do you recommend? Thanks

  • WoopChicken
    WoopChicken Month ago +1

    Should do more cars then just trucks just an idea

  • Joe Martinez
    Joe Martinez Month ago

    What would be the best for my 08 Silverado

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  Month ago

      Depends what you're looking for. Morimoto just released full LED assemblies on preorder for the silverado, but if you wanted to do a projector retrofit you can't go wrong with the S-V.4 bulbs.

  • Christian
    Christian Month ago

    Wow talk about a informative video, Great Job on not missing out any of the details. I am now a subscriber.

  • Naoki Konno
    Naoki Konno Month ago

    What kind of bulb is best for my Sedan? Vios 2019. Thanks

  • Emma Tang
    Emma Tang Month ago

    Hello, this is Emma from Raych auto lighting company, we specialize in led products with high quality.

  • DrAcid12
    DrAcid12 Month ago

    Avoid LED lights if you can front near side LED light is burnt out on my Mercedes I have to replace the whole headlight light unit because its sealed. Mercedes quoted me £1079 for the headlight unit the cars only done 47000 miles it's a BIG scam

    • DrAcid12
      DrAcid12 Month ago

      @Headlight Revolution Here in Europe almost all new cars come with LED lights and there sealed into the headlight unit so if it burns out you have to replace the entire headlight on VW Golf GTI its about £800 that's roughly about $970

    • Headlight Revolution
      Headlight Revolution  Month ago +1

      So weird! You can't just replace the bulb?

  • David Sekella
    David Sekella Month ago

    To earn a DOT certification a bulb MUST work in ALL headlamps that call for that bulb. NO LED bulb has EVER earned a DOT certification. They are ALL illegal because they produce too much stray light.

  • Srth B
    Srth B Month ago

    Request from India. can you the review of nov sight a500-n30s on a motorbike please.

  • apautog ako
    apautog ako Month ago

    whats the best LED headlight for 2012 dodge journey?