How do LED Bulbs Work

LEDs became so popular these days, and many car owners replace regular halogen bulbs in their vehicles with LEDs. And we are talking not only about LED headlight conversion kits. Every vehicle features dozens of other accessory bulbs in both interior and exterior. Just knowing the bulb sizes for these bulbs, you can pick an LED replacement for each and every halogen bulb in your vehicle. No wonder LEDs became that popular these days, as they have got certain benefits over regular halogen bulbs.

Benefits of LED bulbs over halogen bulbs:

  1. Durability;
  2. Brightness;
  3. Low power consumption;
  4. Low resistance;
  5. Small size.

LED bulbs: Basic Terms

LED bulbs operate unlike regular incandescent bulbs, so here are some things tyou need to know about the way they work.

  • CONDUCTORS: materials which electricity easily flows through:

✔ metal (esp. copper) is a great conductor of electricity;

✔ paper, plastic, wood are poor conductors of electricity.

  • CURRENT: electrical “flow” (measured in amperes or amps).
  • RESISTANCE: containment or resistance to flow (measured in ohms).
  • VOLTAGE / VOLTS: electrical “pressure” or potential.

How do LED bulbs work

Electric flow must be a complete circuit for a device to work. Electrons always move from the negative side, where they are stored in excess, to the positive side, where they are attracted to the protons.

Description of electric flow

  1. Flow starts at battery negative (ground);
  2. Flow moves into and through device;
  3. Flow continues back to the battery positive (hot);
  4. Only when the flow is complete from battery negative to battery positive does the device work.

LED Headlight Bulbs: Questions & Answers

Normally, headlights use a Phillips screwdriver pattern. So, to adjust headlights, pop the hood, locate the opening at the backside of the headlight assemblies. Next. use a screwdriver, put it in the hole to engage with the teeth of the gear. Push down to get the lights lined up. Going one way is vertical up alignment, and going the other way is vertical down alignment.
There are many quality LED bulb brands. But here are the ones many reputable car magazines and body shops really consider the best: OPT7, Hikari, Akarui, Philips, Osram (Sylvania), AUXbeam, Cougar, BeamTech, SeaLight. Note, that there are many other brands that offer quality LED bulbs. You may conduct your own research to get a better understanding of the best LED headlight bulbs on the market.
There are many factors, that prove, that LED headlight bulbs are better than the traditional incandescent bulbs. LEDs consume less power and are brighter than regular bulbs. Besides, LEDs last way longer since they do not contain any fragile glass elements and tungsten. Plus, LED headlight bulbs are resistant to vibration, temperature changes, and humidity, so they last longer.
If you pick the right bulb size of the LEDs, the installation is just plug-and-play. You just remove the duct cover, uninstall the OE bulb, install the LED bulb and make sure it fits along with the cooling unit. Next, you need to install the duct cover and have your new LED bulbs properly aligned.

LEDs by Bulb Size

Hikari offers LED conversion kits and interior bulbs in the bulb sizes that will fit the majority of US cars, trucks and SUVs. If you know the bulb size you need, you will easily find your perfect LED upgrade. Just check out our online catalog to see details and technical characteristics of Hikari LED bulbs!

Featured Cars, Trucks & SUVs

Hikari LED bulbs are available for the majority of cars, trucks and SUVs that are popular in the U.S. These bulbs are significantly brighter, than the regular halogen or incandescent bulbs, they last longer and due to their construction easily withstand vibration, moisture, dust and temperature changes. The cooling units and the shape of the bulbs are slin enough to fit the majority of the factory duct covers. You can check the LED bulbs for your vehicle to determine the bulb size and part numbers quickly.

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