As you can see, LED headlight bulbs upgrade becomes popular for auto cars, trucks, motorcycles, to know the basic knowledge about the LED headlights FAQ, high or low beam, halogen vs hid vs LED headlamp bulb’s difference, how to find the correct bulbs, or what bulb is the best suitable for your vehicle, which will help you to make the right decisions, save more time and drive more safer, brighter, better and smarter.
Many vehicles' owners are confused about the high beam, low beam headlight position or don't know whether my stock headlamps come with single beam or dual beam function? Or how many headlight bulbs I need purchase to satisfy my requirement.
So having a clear idea about the high, low beam headlights' difference will help you buy the correct bulbs to upgrade or replace. Low or dipped beam headlight is the projection of light in a lateral or downward pattern. Whether it is rainy, foggy or snowy, low beam headlights should be power on when the visibility is less than 150 meters, even at the time of daylight.
At night, low beam headlights are best used while driving in traffic or in city areas . Yet high beam headlight are for nighttime use in empty areas when no other vehicles are present or coming, because high beam headlight's light is more centralized, allowing you seeing further road, yet they also cause much glare for other drivers. So they are primary used in a poor visibility areas. But never switch to high beam in foggy, rainy or snowy days if there are vehicles around you, because the water molecules reflect the light from the high beam headlights, then in turn, would make it more difficult for other drivers to see clearly of the road.
Yet for a vehicle, it may come with single beam headlight bulbs that means the high beam and low beam are separate bulbs(total 4 headlight bulbs), but it also may come with dual beam headlight, that means high and low beam bulbs are the same bulbs (total 2 headlight bulbs) , and for some Trucks, like for many F-250 F-350 series, etc, even though one bulb has dual function high and low beam, but it has 2 headlight bulbs per side, so still require 4 headlight bulbs. So please check your stock headlamps before purchasing.
Below we will show you the advantages and disadvantages among halogen vs HID vs LED headlight conversion kits bulbs to help you know more idea which headlight bulb will the best options for your vehicle.
|Halogen||Cheap Cost||Dim Light Short lifespan Fragile|
|HID||High illumination||Glaring Much power consumption Illegal in some areas|
|LED||High illumination Energy efficiency Longer lifespan||High cost|
For more comparison details about Halogen vs HID vs LED headlights bulbs, please check below video:
Usually it is recommended to check your owner's manual or download online to find the page Replacement Bulbs guide, and find the correct bulb size for your vehicle. Or please visit Alla Lighting by imputing your vehicle's maker, year, model and bulb type and you will find the related bulb size and products that are recommended for you.
It depends on the color temperature that you use, for most states, white or yellow color are legal on road and off-road use, yet for blue, it is legal in off-road use.
Our extremely super bright LED headlight bulbs are designed for plug and play system, easy installation. for most vehicles, just remove the stock lamps, and insert the LED headlight bulb into the housing and clock within 10-20 minutes. Yet for some vehicles with CANBUS system, extra decoders or load resistors maybe required to avoid the error code or flickering issue.
If there is error code shown, that means your vehicle is equipped with CAN-BUS system (Controlled Area Network) and for most situations, it will require to install extra LED decoders or load resistors tor avoid the error code or flickering issue.
Your vehicle probably has been equipped with CAN-BUS system (Controlled Area Network) and for most situations, it will require to install extra LED decoders or load resistors tor avoid the error code or flickering issue.
Below we will show you different bulb sizes for headlight bulbs that can work as single or dual high or low beam headlight bulbs for automotive cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, Vans, etc.
|Bulb Sizes||Beam Function|
|H1||Single Beam (High or Low Beam Headlight)|
|H3||Single Beam (High or Low Beam Headlight)|
|H4 (HB2 9003)||Dual Beam (High/Low Beam share the same bulb)|
|H7||Single Beam (High or Low Beam Headlight)|
|H9||Single Beam (High or Low Beam Headlight)|
|H11||Single Beam (High or Low Beam Headlight)|
|H13 (9008)||Dual Beam (High/Low Beam share the same bulb)|
|9004 (HB1)||Dual Beam (High/Low Beam share the same bulb)|
|9005 (HB3)||Single or Dual Beam varies on stock headlamps|
|9006 (HB4)||Single Beam (Low Beam Headlight)|
|9007 (HB5)||Dual Beam (High/Low Beam share the same bulb)|
|9012 (HIR2)||Single or Dual Beam varies on stock headlamps|
The above bulb size's are normall applications, some may vary which depends on your stock headlamps, so it is recommended to check your owner's manual or stock headlamps before purchasing. Please note, for our LED headlight bulbs, our H11 are universal with H9 LED headlights bulbs.