What are LED headlights and how do they work?

February 9, 2023

What are LED headlights and how do they work?

Over the years the LED lighting industry has taken a spin for the best.

With the cost-of-living crisis, many have resorted to changing items in there homes such as lighting to save a few hundred per year.


We’re always talking about traditional LED lighting for homes and businesses, but how are they used in the automotive industry?

Carry on reading…

So, let’s get to the chase – What are LED Headlights?

LED headlights are a recent innovation in the automotive industry that have greatly improved the performance of automotive headlights.

They are becoming the preferred choice of both automakers and drivers as they offer many advantages over traditional halogen and HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights.

In this blog, we examine how LED headlights work and why they are the future of automotive lighting so to find out more – carry on reading!


LED simply stands for Light Emitting Diode and is a type of solid-state lighting technology.

Unlike traditional light sources such as incandescent and halogen lamps, LED lights do not have filaments that burn out over time. Instead, they pass an electric current through the semiconductor material, which in return emits photons or light that illuminate the surroundings.

Ok, so what are the advantages?


They save you money

LED lights consume less power than traditional headlights, which makes them more environmentally friendly, and draws less current from your car’s battery, which saves fuel. LED headlights are also more durable, often lasting over 50,000 hours compared to 1,000 hours for traditional halogen bulbs. This means drivers spend less time and money replacing headlights and enjoy improved visibility and safety longer.


They’re bright…

Another advantage of LED headlights is their brightness….

LED lights are much brighter than traditional halogen lights and can provide up to four times the light output. This improves visibility, especially at night and in bad weather, and significantly improves driver and passenger safety. LED headlights are also much more precise and directional than traditional headlights, so the light is directed exactly where you need it and not wasted light in the wrong direction.


They’re more versatile

LED headlights are also more versatile and customisable than traditional headlights. Available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, you can design headlights that perfectly match the look of your particular vehicle. LED headlights can also be controlled more easily and precisely. This means it can be programmed to change brightness, colour, flash, or various lighting effects. This opens up completely new design possibilities, making LED headlights the ideal choice for modern high-tech vehicles.


LED headlights are also more durable and weather resistant and believe it or not they are immune to temperature changes, vibrations and shocks, making them ideal for use in harsh driving conditions.

Headlights are also much more resistant to moisture and other environmental factors, which helps extend their life and reduce maintenance costs.


They are the future of automotive lighting and offer many advantages over traditional halogens, and HID headlights, including improved energy efficiency, longer life, brighter and more accurate light output, versatility and adaptability, and increased durability.

With so many benefits, it’s no surprise that LED headlights are fast becoming the preferred choice for automakers and drivers.

Whether you’re looking for a new car or simply looking to upgrade your current one, consider switching to LED headlights for a brighter, safer and more lasting driving experience.

Ok, so how can we help you

We specialise in LED lighting, not necessarily car headlights.

However, for your home or business, we can handle all your lighting needs, from upgrading existing fixtures to installing new fixtures. We can help assess your current lighting situation, identify areas where you can save energy and money and recommend the best LED lighting solutions for your specific needs.

LED lighting in general is very energy efficient, leading to lower electricity bills and a lower carbon footprint, plus, they last longer than traditional bulbs, meaning you can save money on replacement and maintenance.

With our help, you can also choose the right colour temperature, brightness and beam angle for your specific needs.

We can also assist with the installation process and ensure that everything is done correctly and safely and also provide ongoing support, maintenance and warranty services to keep your LED lighting system running smoothly.

In summary, working with Cube means we can help you choose the right lighting solution, handle the installation process and provide ongoing support and maintenance.

By partnering with us, you can enjoy energy-efficient, long-lasting, and cost-effective lighting for your home or business.  

Want to hear a poem?

LED headlights, shining bright, Making roads look like day and night.

No more dull and cloudy days, Just clear vision all the ways.

Gone are the days of halogen blaze, LED lights now lead the driving craze!


With so many options available, we are on a mission to help save the planet one light fitting at a time; we have helped hundreds of clients over the past 6 years to save money on their electrical bills as well as using equipment which is reduced in carbon emissions.

Start your journey with us today: www.cubelightingdesign.com/contact-us

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