You might be wondering why to go to the effort and expense of replacing your bulbs. So, here are four excellent benefits to using LEDs instead of traditional incandescent options.
The first of these is brightness. LED bulbs are much brighter, and so make driving your car a lot safer. By having brighter tail lights, you will be more visible in dangerous driving conditions such as heavy rain or fog.
This doesn’t mean you need to be concerned about them being too bright. LED bulbs are easier to see, but they won’t blind any drivers behind you, so you don’t need to worry about causing an accident that way. LEDs make you easier to see, not harder.
The second benefit is related to this, as LED lights illuminate faster than halogen lights. What it means is that they reach full brightness 0.2 seconds faster than incandescent ones.
That might not sound a lot, but at 60mph you’re essentially travelling 89 feet per second. Assuming a consistent human reaction time to both bulbs (from seeing the brake light switch on to pressing the brake), this means you have an advantage of around 18 feet worth of stopping distance with LEDs.
According to the AA, the full stopping distance at 60mph is 240 feet in normal driving conditions. Those extra 18 feet could be critical, as it may make the difference between the car behind you hitting you or managing to stop in time.
LED bulbs also use less power. So, when you’re sat in traffic in the dark, you don’t need to panic that your lights are being a big drain on your battery – the effect is negligent. You can drive safely even when the rest of your car is demanding a lot of electricity.
And finally, LED bulbs last longer than incandescent options. An incandescent bulb is expected to keep working for anywhere between 750 and 5,000 hours, while LED bulbs can range from 25,000 to 50,000 hours and sometimes even more.
So you don’t need to worry about being pulled over with a brake light not working that you weren’t aware of, and you won’t need to pay for replacements as frequently.
I think these benefits really make it worthwhile considering installing LED brake lights, and if you agree then consider getting yourself some quality brake lights from Lasfit lighting who specialise in automotive LEDs.