As basic equipment in a car, headlamp is developed and now has many types. There will be more new design headlamp in future. People will confuse with various types of headlamp, especially for people unfamiliar with headlights. In order to avoid spending extra money, here introduces you three automotive headlamps and how to select?
In present market, Halogen lamps, xenon headlights, LED light and laser headlight (under developed) mainly stands for the headlights. People most confuse with choose Halogen lamps or xenon headlights. Let us come to them one by one.
Halogen lamps—- most common one
Seen often on vehicles: entry model, some low-equipped models and SUVs
Halogen produced in the 1960s, it is made of halogen gas inside the bulb??, both to reduce the consumption of tungsten lamp brightness which can keep longer light and extended lamp life.
Some high-end models tend to not use halogen headlamps, because of its poor illumination ane cheap prices. But halogen headlights also have their own market, for its color temperature is low. If you encounter rain or snow, the yellow lights have a stronger penetration. Some SUVs use halogen headlights, such as Wrangler.
Advantage: halogen headlamps are with mature technology. Structure and installation is simple, and cost is the lowest in the headlights, about only tens of dollars. With lower color temperature, halogen headlights have a stronger yellow light penetration when you encounter snow or ice. It is better than the more advanced xenon headlights.
Disadvantage: the biggest problem is the lack of brightness, worse than that of xenon headlights and LED headlamps. Further, since it is with short life about 3 years, halogen headlights will eventually be replaced by more efficient, more energy efficient products.
Summary: low cost and common for lack budget choice, but good for SUVs and some other vehicle models. If you have certain requirements for light or bright enough, selection of xenon headlamps or LED headlamps is much better.
Xenon headlights—-good application
Common models: models with high and intermediate high models
Advantage: the traditional tungsten halogen headlights are hot light emitted by the heating and light color temperature value is generally 3200K (reddish). The xenon headlamps are activated by a high-voltage gas-light, luminous color temperature greater than 4100K (close to sunlight state), which provides us a more comfortable viewing experience, greatly reducing the driver’s visual fatigue.
Compare with traditional halogen headlamp light, the xenon headlights are three times more brightness. It provides you a night driving unprecedented comfort, reducing the rate of accidents. In addition, xenon lamps are electronically activated gas light, no tungsten filament, and therefore longer life.
Weakness: Currently, the cost is still the biggest problem on completely replace halogen xenon headlights.
Summary: xenon headlights affect the consumers recognition, currently occupy a large part of the market share. If you just have a high demand for light illumination, but the headlights appearance and styling no “harsh” requirements, xenon headlamps have been fully capable. However, the future of all aspects of the upcoming LED headlamps popularity outstanding performance, it is likely in the future to replace xenon headlights.
LED light—-uncommon but mainstream product
Applied models: a small group of top models and high-end models
LED headlamps now this technology has not been popular, but low cost, manufacturers will certainly take this technology as a selling point. Though low cost, but the price is certainly not cheap for unpopular technology.
Advantage: LED headlamps are currently in its early stages, and there is still much room for improvement in performance, which is characterized by a small fever, higher efficiency, longer life, easy to adjust brightness, and LED plasticity that allows the car designers more arbitrary.
Shortcoming: Today, it is still have shortcoming of top brightness. Talk about cost-effective, it still has room for improvement as a headlight. At present, selection of xenon headlamp is better.
Summary: Some top models will be equipped with LED headlamps, which models the price is often higher than the xenon lamp models. If you do not have to use LED headlamps, then can choose a more mature and cheaper xenon headlights which not only save costs, but also share with identical basic functions.
Therefore, above are all about Halogen lamps, xenon headlights, and LED light; showing you how to select as well; do you get it?