Our dream of driving through the dark with a blaze of light before us leaves us with a hankering to replace our standard halogen headlamps with xenon or led lights.
Can you replace xenon bulbs with led.
If the bulb has 2 sharp pins and pushes into the fitting it is likely a low voltage mr11 or mr16 bulb.
Halogen light bulbs come standard on most vehicles but increasingly carmakers are turning to other technologies like xenon bulbs for improved visibility.
Consult your owner s manual for the specific type of replacement bulbs you can use for your vehicle.
The good news is.
These can usually be switched for led bulbs without replacing any parts.
Sockets and plugs would not match and the high ignition voltages of xenon can destroy a led in less than a second.
Middle of the range hid xenon bulbs are much brighter and more efficient than halogen headlights.
These 12 volt bulbs require a transformer if you re using them in place of a halogen bulb.
If you like the bluish light of led lighting we may recommend osram s xenarc cool blue series of xenon bulbs.
The xenon bulbs provide very much more light than any led retrofit could ever deliver.
At least with models which are also available with the desired headlamps either for a surcharge or as a different equipment version.
Then select the bulbs that will give you the best visibility and value for your needs.
If you are not a dedicated lighting nerd like yours truly you ve probably heard of xenon in reference to car headlights but they are also great to use around your living space like in under cabinet lighting puck lights and more.
Xenon light bulbs are a kind of incandescent light.
Yet they lack the durability of leds and it can quickly mount up as an expensive process replacing bulbs and re installing new kits as you drive.