Are LED Headlights Safe or Not?

LED headlights are the lights of the future they are energy efficient and affordable. They have taken over the market with a storm because of their many advantages. Their light is clearer and sharper as compared to other lights and they are a favorite of car owners. Mostly everyone is shifting to LED headlights from HID, halogen and other lights.

Are LED headlights Safe?

A new discussion has started in which people are discussing the damage that LED lights can do on our health. We are going to discuss these hazards to our health.

1) LED Lights Are Cancerous

LED lights contain a lot of toxic content such as ‘neurotoxin’ which are said to increase the risk of cancer. They also increase the risk of allergies in at least five people who get exposed to this light. Our bodies don’t need any more of toxic substitutes so it is better to be safe than sorry. If your LED gets broken then you should handle it with care. Wear protective clothing before picking up the pieces of broken lights as they are really toxic and dangerous. You should also wear a mask as you can breathe the toxic fumes in and this can also increase chances of cancer.

2) Cheaper but Not Safe

Every market wants to attract customers towards themselves so they have started making their products cheaper but what we don’t realize is that the cheaper the product the lower its quality. What the driver doesn’t realize is that you can seriously damage the next person’s eyes with LED’s piercing light. LED headlights tend to have sharp lights that can annoy and distract other drivers and also hurt their eyes. LED headlights can also do permanent damage to our retina and can make us partially blind. You should always put your beam on a low while driving to protect other people from the sharp light of your LEDs.

As we have established that LEDs can be dangerous but what we should keep in our minds is that LEDs are less dangerous as compared to other and older forms of lights used. LEDs have many advantages too they are energy-efficient and can save a lot of money as they use less fuel. They can last for more than two decades.

Few LED Headlights to Invest In:

Just use some sense when you deal with a broken LED light and do not look directly into a LED and you are safe. We are going to discuss some of the best LED headlights in the market for your reference.

1) 12v 24v 36w 4000lm p13w LED headlight with Philips Lumileds LED chip

This headlight is waterproof and has a life of 50,000 hours and its light gas a better focus. It won’t easily break and has a good heat transfer. It is affordable and will last longer.

2) 36w 4000lm h8 LED headlight bulb for car 3000k yellow

It is the perfect choice for you as the LED headlight can work perfectly in any weather or climate and has a higher brightness. It draws even less power as compared to other LED lights. It blocks electromagnetic interference and clears radio reception.

LED’s in the longer run are perfectly safe if you take a few precautions. LED headlights are a better choice as they are a newer model and they use less energy.

Car halogen bulb, xenon headlamp, LED headlight, which one is better ?

There are three kinds of car headlights that people use today, according to the birth date of the headlights, they are: the first one is car halogen bulbs, the second one is the xenon lamp ( also being called Hid lamp ), the third is the LED headlights.

The car halogen bulb is used to be the standard lamp when the car is ready for sale, generally its output is 55W, it can be said to be the first generation of car headlamp products, xenon lamp is the second generation of car headlamp products, LED headlamps is the third generation of car headlamp products, which is, the latest generation of car headlamp products.

To judge which of the three kind of car headlamp is better, first of all, we must talk about the principle of light emission of each generation of headlights:
The principle of car halogen bulbs was that after power is applied, the electric energy heats the tungsten filament into an incandescent state to emit light, and the electric energy is converted into heat energy and then converted into light energy. Edison, who invented the bulb, did numerous experiments to find “tungsten wire” as the appropriate filament. This is the first generation of car headlight product. The advantages are low cost and simple fabrication. The disadvantages are high temperature, poor durability, and low brightness.

The xenon car headlamp’s lighting principle is: using a ballast to raise the original car voltage from 12V to 23000V and then ignite the arc to emit light, which is also the conversion of electrical energy into heat energy first, and then into light energy. The advantage is high brightness, brightness is 4-6 times that of car halogen bulb, the disadvantage is that the temperature is extremely high, up to 300-400 degrees, things like the lampholder baking, the lampshade became yellow happen from time to time, extremely power-consuming, poor stability, slow start-up with delays, now people don’t like to use it.

The LED headlamp’s lighting principle: after power-on, the LED chip emits light directly (excitation of chemical energy directly emits light), and electric energy is directly converted into photoelectric by the LED chip, skipping the step of converting to heat energy, and therefore, the LED Light sources are also being called cold light sources! The inspiration for the LED chip was inspired by fireflies. A firefly glows at night and does not need electricity or oil.

The advantages of LED headlights are: high brightness, brightness is 4-6 times that of the car halogen bulb; the temperature is very low, generally 50-70 degrees, because the temperature is low, the performance is very stable, almost no light failure, instant start, besides, there is no delay. Moreover, the lighting distribution is very even and not like a halogen bulb or xenon lamp. Driver sitting in the cab looking very comfortable and not easily became visual fatigue.

Through the above analysis of the lighting principles of the three headlamps, I think consumers should know which lamp is better. I am a professional car repairer. I often have a driver to get a lamp to me and ask me to help install it. 99% of them are equipped with LED headlights, and almost no one has a xenon lamp.