Halogen vs HID vs LED
This video is NOT meant to be an endorsement of altering the headlights in your vehicle. It’s just meant to be a comparison between the Halogen, HID, and LED bulbs that are available now.
That said, I did feel like I got some surprising results from my testing as you’ll see in the video.
All tests were done using a 2004 Honda Element with Halogen headlight housings. The distances were constant as we kept the vehicle in the same spot for all testing with the engine running.
Also, I did not aim or alter the headlights in any way. I only installed the different bulbs for each test.
Listing of State Headlight Laws: https://www.motorfiend.com/state-headlight-laws/
I got all of the bulbs for testing from MotorFiend: https://www.motorfiend.com
Halogen bulbs were stock H4’s/9003’s: https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-SilverStar-Halogen-Headlight-Contains/dp/B0012ETJ1O
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My Luxi light meter: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1017614-REG/luxi_esdhw905_light_meter_attachment_for.html
Element HID Headlight Install: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-KQIySb7w&feature=youtu.be
Re: HID Headlight Install video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBbAGqpH0pM
HID Diagnosis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OnMcA302g
2004 Honda Element HID Fog Light Install (Part 1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvOez4RCyn8&feature=youtu.be
2004 Honda Element HID Fog Light Install (Part 2): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rINkzWHgCTM&feature=youtu.be
How To Install LED Headlights 2012 Honda Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq5pf0srHyk
CREE Headlight Installation Acura Vigor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NddUhGVI7EA&t=14s
How To Adjust Headlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
How To Aim Headlights with a Hoppy Headlight Aimer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3GOz8cX7Dw
How To Restore Headlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvNSjjTHua4&t=3s
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