A car headlight is said to be Legal when they are approved by the Law to be used on the street and not off road alone. Different countries have different laws that determine what makes a LED light legal or illegal, the Philips Ultinon Pro6000 LED range extension is said to be Legal but in Germany for example.
Now don’t get me wrong, LED light bulbs are not illegal in the US. They are only illegal where the headlight housing is concerned. For example, while aftermarket LED replacement bulbs are available, installing them is technically modifying your headlights which is not allowed by national law through FMVSS. Yes, you only changed the bulb, but the headlamp is compromised and no longer fitted according to the factory—i.e. legal factory specifications.
So, when it comes to the lights that work as your main headlight beam (H1) in the U.S., they must remain sealed beams from factory, HID, or replaceable halogen bulbs in a housing as fitted from the factory.
However, if you would still love to upgrade your car headlights to an increased LED beam, you can install them as auxiliary lights which aren’t regulated. To help you with your choice of LED bulbs, below are top researched and tested car LED bulbs to help you pick the perfect lighting beam for your car!
- Simple installation (takes less than 10 minutes to install)
- 1:1 replacement for halogen bulbs
- Uses small power
- Low heat emission
- It can be too bright, especially if you are driving at night in built-up areas
- More efficient than their halogen bulbs and expensive
Most cars, after headlight restoration, do not require a conversion kit for the Fahren H9 and H11 super Bright LED Headlights, and they will be an excellent product that will offer any car an incredible new look. Furthermore, Fahren LED headlights are cheaper than similar products on the market. These LED headlight bulbs may replace standard 60W H11/headlight restoration, but not H9 halogen bulbs in most cars. They can illuminate the road like never before, thanks to their super-bright LED performance, making it impossible for other drivers to miss you and for you to maintain a careful eye on the road.
The LED headlights are also designed to regulate the temperature, resulting in a 5,000-hour lifespan. They have an online filter program to ensure that the product will suit your make and model, so double-check before ordering.
- It is available in H8, H9, and H11 sizes
- Very bright
- You will have extremely bright, incredibly strong headlights and fog lights without the dazzling of HID lights by installing these on your car.
- It is equivalent to a 600 Watt Halogen
- Good visibility
- Efficient energy consumption
- It may not fit in all plug-and-play systems (confirm online before ordering)
Up to 40,000 hours of use, the S1 is a 10,000 Lumen LED headlight bulb built to last. It’s one of the brightest replacement headlights bulbs available. This 30-watt LED light bulb will replace the typical halogen light bulb in older vehicles. A 600 Watt halogen bulb is equivalent to the S1 LED light bulb. Because this LED requires only 30 Watts (333 Lumens per Watt), you will save a significant amount of energy.
- It is the brightest available
- Last longer
- Easy installation
- Cool white light (6500K)
Most OEM halogen bulbs can be replaced with Beamtech LED headlights. It creates a xenon effect and increases the amount of visible light on the road ahead. The more light illuminated, the safer it is to travel at night. With a brighter light and customizable beam pattern, it can improve your car’s appearance. Many people believe that brighter lighting is bad; however, it can improve nighttime driver visibility and reaction times by seeing road signs and traffic signals more clearly.
Furthermore, LED headlights allow you to increase brightness without disturbing approaching traffic.
- Oncoming drivers are not blinded
- 110 watts for each bulb
- High-quality metal headlamp bulbs
- 50,000 hours lifespan
- An upgraded heat-sinking
- The beam is adjustable
- Quite expensive
- It uses a unique bulb socket
These SNGL Super Bright LED Headlights are among the brightest LED headlights on the market, thanks to enhanced heat-sinking technology. They are very bright, and you can adjust the beam to fit practically any housing. You can set them to high beam full strength or half strength.
They have dedicated 110-watt power consumption with 12,400 lumens each. Also, they offer optimum heat dissipation, they are 2.5 times brighter than halogen headlights, they are 110 watts each, they are 6500K daylight white, and they come in a two-pack, so purchase an additional two just in case one goes bad.