LED vs. HID Bulbs
HID Bulbs are still your brightest upgrade option. Having said that, LED Bulbs can have incredibly long bulb life and the LED Chip technology is constantly improving. BrightSource has a solution for your vehicle, whether it is our renowned Vehicle Specific Kits or our Universal Kits, in either technology.
HID Upgrades – Your Brightest Headlight Upgrade
HID kits are the brightest aftermarket light with an output of approximately 6500 lumens. The BrightSource bulb is unique in the design of the glass tube with a patented spheroid design that focuses light on the reflector of the vehicle headlight better than LEDs and competing HID products. This makes for less glare and better light on the road. Our ballast is compact and incredibly stable. Vehicle Specific Kits have made thousands of drivers happy customers. Color Output 5000 – 6000K.
The performance of an LED chip is dependent on optimizing heat management. There are 3 common methods used to dissipate heat and improve performance – use of a fan, woven heat sink or formed aluminum heat sink.
Good LED Option
The Woven Style LED heat sink uses a woven copper belt, attached to a copper rod that transmits heat to a broad surface area. This non-mechanical solution permits a wide variety of vehicle fitment. The Philips Luxeon MD LED Chip produces a uniform output colour at approximately 2000 lumens. These bulbs are earlier generation products with a lower lumen output than either fan based or reversible, aluminum base products. Colour is 6000K. Bulb Life is approximately 30,000 hours. Vehicle Specific Kits available.
Better LED Option
Fan Based bulbs have higher output than either Woven or Reversible bases. The size of the fan can limit vehicle applications, so the fan based unit may not fit your vehicle. The mechanical fan keeps the chips cool so light output can exceed 4000 lumens. Colour is 6000K. Vehicle specific Kits available.
Best LED Option
The Reversible, aluminum base LEDs feature a Philips Luxeon ZES LED Chip with greater output capacity than the Woven heat sink. The lumen output is approximately 4000 lumens, depending on the bulb type. This Reversible Series features a base that can be reversed to accommodate vehicle fitments. The bulb can be indexed to best suit the headlight reflector, this produces optimal beam pattern and reduces glare for the driver and oncoming traffic. Colour is 6000K. Bulb Life is approximately 30,000 hours. Vehicle Specific Kits available.