Projector Headlights and the diffrences between them

Categories: Lighting
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There are many styles of projector headlights on the market nowadays, and it is important to know what your getting when you make the leap to install custom headlights.

To begin we will explain the difference between standard OEM Headlights or even crystal clear headlight in comparison to Projector Headlights. Projector Headlights for vehicles work in the same manner as a projector system in a movie theater. Light is emitted through a high magnification lens or lenses that modify the light from a blurred 360 emitting scenario to a more focused direct light. The lenses used for projector headlights are converging and can be distinguished by the way the lens bows thicker in the center which refracts light to a focused point ahead, this creates a very strong light output on one area. The benefits of this brighter light focused on the road, where you need it, is increased distant visibility and a brighter light output. Take a look at the picture below to get an idea of how this concept works:

Projector Headlight Concept
Projector Headlights offer a refraction lens for focused high output light.

Other then the amazing clarity and focused output of these projector assemblies, projector headlights also offer an abundance of style. Some of the luxurious styles of these custom projector headlight assemblies include LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Halo Rings, CCFL Halo Rings and Glowing Light Tubes. Many of these lights mimic some of the newer Audi headlight assemblies and come in various shapes and sizes to match the contour and style of your vehicle.

The difference between LED’s and CCFL’s are simply the output of light they offer. While LED’s last quite a long time, they do not offer the lighting output that a “Cold Cathode Florescent Light or Lamp” does and the CCFL tubes in CCFL headlights are rarely able to be replaced due to the sensitivity of the Halo Tube, as they are very fragile but do seem to last quite a long time. To give you a better understanding of the output of these CCFL lights, they are also used in scanners, laptop screens and just about any flat panel display for the back-lighting output, so you can imagine the light output of these units.

Keep in mind some of the projector headlights offered on the market today will not allow you to swap out the LED’s or CCFL tubes when they go bad so in most cases another set of headlights are required to fix the issue unless this feature is specifically specified within the product specifications.

If you have questions or are looking for additional specifications for your set of headlights please feel free to les one of our knowledgeable sales staff know, we are always here to help.