2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
More and more cars receive LED head optics as standard equipment. Indeed, LED lighting technology has an enhanced effect, while almost not loading the electrical system of the car.
It is worth recalling that the emergence of small LEDs as automotive optics happened not so long ago. They were first installed on premium cars just a few years ago. Of course, such equipment was a curiosity at the time. Most of the drivers looked back at the passing modern cars, dreaming of having such lighting technology and increasing the efficiency of the existing headlights. A couple of years after the introduction of new technology, LED lamps began to appear on the market as separate parts. Now, each car owner can theoretically purchase LED elements for further installation and increase the corresponding parameters. Experts experienced a similar upgrade and installed LED headlights on an experimental car instead of conventional headlights. Before that, the car was equipped with halogen lamps.
For the tests, the specialists used the Japanese model Toyota 4Runner, which was released in 1996. Of particular value this time were the low-beam halogen headlights, which made it possible to test the effectiveness of the installation of alternative optics. LED-lamps, indeed, have increased brightness, however, this is not the main parameter for effective lighting. Much more important is the range of the directional beam, which is often shorter for LEDs than for halogen counterparts.
Halogen elements can be compared to classic incandescent bulbs. Of course, we must pay tribute to modern technologies: bromine or iodine gas is injected into the flask, which increases the heating temperature of the coil. As a result, the quality of lighting from such lamps has improved. As for the LED elements, an aluminum reflector is installed in them, which can increase the light focus.
During the experiment, it was possible to reveal that LEDs have a long service life, increased brightness and reduced power consumption. As a result, there is no doubt that they have a place to be on the market, but they still cannot become a full-fledged replacement for the classic "halogen" due to the small length of the light beam.