If you buy a luxury-end vehicle today, chances are that it will take advantage of LED headlights as standard, with some manufacturers rolling out models with more expensive LED components, in preference to cheaper, less efficient halogen headlights. But you don’t have to buy a luxury car to take advantage of everything LEDs bring to the table. In fact, thanks to our LED headlights kits, it is possible to retrofit LED headlights to any vehicle, without the need for a professional fit. Provided you have a few basic tools, and 30 minutes to an hour of free time to install the kit on your car, you too can benefit from more efficient lighting, and a safer, more clearly visible drive from these headlights.
You don’t need to be a mechanic, and you can install these headlights in your own car with virtually no technical skills. If you’ve decided that the advantages of LED headlights make it a worthwhile investment for your car, here’s a quick how-to so you can effectively install your headlights kit safely and effectively for long-term use.
LED lights are becoming increasingly more mainstream with every passing year - not just in car headlights, but in a huge range of everyday and industrial applications. The key difference between LED lights and other forms of light is that they produce their light electronically (rather than relying on a filament or electrical charge and gas construction). This means they produce more, brighter light, and relatively less heat in the process, making these the lighting option of choice for a range of applications. Of course, the cost factor for LEDs has to date limited their spread. But now, with LED headlights kits ever-more accessible to road users on any budget, it is becoming more possible than ever before to take advantage of high quality lighting for less.
While LED headlights cost more than standard halogen bulbs, they offer 90% efficiency gains on standard bulbs, delivering long-term cost advantages. This saves on fuel costs and maintenance costs, while reducing the need to change your bulbs on a regular basis - all while lighting up more of the road ahead of you for safer driving conditions in all weathers.
There are two options facing you when it comes to installing your LED headlights, and both are equally valid. The first option is to do it yourself, retrofitting your headlights to your vehicle by following the step-by-step installation instructions. There are minimal tools required, and you need no particular experience to be able to fit these kits effectively. Your LEDs can be installed on any car, regardless of its age and condition, so everyone can benefit from more efficient lighting.
The second option is to take your kit to a local mechanic for installation, or alternatively to a friend or family member with more technical skills than you. While this might cost you money, it takes only a few minutes to install, especially for a professional, so any labor costs should be minimal, and it should take very little time to fit out your vehicle effectively.
The installation process should take you around 30 minutes for each headlight, allowing enough time to switch out your previous headlights.
The installation process is designed to be as straightforward as possible, and each kit comes with complete step-by-step instructions for fitting out your car. Most vehicles are able to house our LED headlights kits, and you should allow around 30-minutes per side for the installation and fitting process.
The first step is to remove the old headlights, which you should do with caution. Do not discard your old headlights - it is essential you are able to switch these back if necessary, in the unlikely event there is a fault with your LEDs. This will save you on the costs of replacement, and preventing a situation where you have no functional headlights at your immediate disposal.
While LED lights are more hardwearing than HIDs, they should still be handled with extreme care during the installation process. Any damage sustained by the headlights during these formative stages can result in functionality problems once you have installed your headlights, and in any event can make them more likely to fail prematurely.
Follow the installation instructions to the letter for best results. Once you get a feel for how your headlights are installed, it becomes much easier in future to replace and maintain your headlights, and there are virtually no technical skills required to fit your headlights.
One of the main advantages of installing LED headlights is that they are designed to be long-lasting. If you use your headlights for 100% of your driving time, you can expect that your headlights will last up to 11 years. This is significantly more driving time than you could expect from halogen bulbs, which would be expected to fail after around 5000 driving hours or less. In reality, few drivers use their headlights 100% of the time, and even at 50% usage, LED headlights can last for over 20 years.
The process of switching out the LEDs (if you ever need to) is the same process as installation, but in reverse. It is just as easy to follow the process in reverse, and if you install your LED headlights yourself, you will be easily able to replace them when the time eventually comes. There are no particular, special tools required for the job, and many people are able to install LED headlights effectively with no prior experience.
Installing your LED headlights kit should not be a barrier to upgrading, and the advantages of LED headlights over other types of bulb make it a more than worthwhile process. Whether you feel able to install these lights yourself, or you rely on technical assistance, it will prove cheaper over time to make the switch to more efficient, more durable LED headlights.