Leading fast paced lifestyles sure doesn’t leave us with as much time as we’d want, but if not for our dear vehicles, we’d be even more pressed for time and that’s what makes us appreciate them. Of course, to be able to have a vehicle serve you well, you have to know how to carry out a bit of maintenance every now and then, and know the necessary accessories and replacements you have to take care of.
You may think you know all about truck accessories, particularly tail lights, but can you make the adequate purchase without being in the know on the differences there are between the LED and halogen options?
Since technology is improving constantly, day in and day out, not only have LEDs become more advanced, they’ve also become much more affordable. The reason LED tail lights, as basic truck accessories, are becoming trendier and trendier has got to do primarily with their energy efficiency (using about 75% less energy than halogens), and on the plus side they generate much more illumination than halogens do so you get the perfect view when driving.
Their ingenious design, with stainless steel fittings, and waterproof properties, makes them worth your money as they are durable and are made to last you years to come, lasting five times more (up to 60.000 hours to be exact) than the average life of 6.000 hours of the halogens. Since they are submersible, you wouldn’t even have to worry about them if you go on off-road adventures.
Halogens have been the standard option for many years already, simply because LEDs hadn’t been as affordable as they are now. Halogens are still cheaper than LEDs, that much is for sure, however you get more frequently in need to replace them than you do when you have LEDs. Then again, the difference isn’t only in brightness and lifespan, but looks as well. As you can guess, LEDs were designed to take care of the aesthetics of your vehicle also.
Needless to say, there are far more options with LEDs as well when it comes to the lens cover, from clear, and smoke (dark tinted lens), to red, and the combinations of the three. You wouldn’t have to think twice about safety either, as unlike halogens, LEDs reach full illumination in a matter of seconds which makes them perfect when used as brake lights also, so you can better avoid speed accidents.
Taking the essence of these accessories, they are a worthy investment to make, so look through the options carefully and make the pick that would serve you well in the long run.