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When you think about LED lighting, the primary benefit that comes to mind is probably brightness. LED lights are known for producing more light than other types of lighting like halogen and incandescent. That alone is enough of a reason to upgrade to LED lighting for specialty vehicles like industrial machinery, tractors and off-road vehicles in which night vision is essential. But LED lights also offer other often overlooked benefits. These additional benefits push LED lights forward as the best option for lighting for many applications.
Lesser-known reasons why LED lights are preferable.
#1 Easier going on electrical components: LED lights draw less energy than halogen and incandescent bulbs, placing less stress on electrical components like batteries and alternators. High electrical demand from all energy-hungry accessories can shorten the life of electrical components. Worse yet, overtaxed alternators and batteries can leave you stranded if they fail. Lights that require less energy to operate provide a real benefit.
#2 Lifelong brightness: It’s common for products to not work as well as they age compared to when they are new. That’s definitely true of halogen and HID bulbs, which tend to dim as they age. But here’s the good news. LED bulbs retain their brightness throughout their entire life. That’s important because compromised brightness is a safety issue.
#3 Full brightness instantly: HID bulbs made a splash in the marketplace several years ago because they deliver exceptional brightness, but they also have a major flaw. It takes a while for them to warm up to reach full brightness. That means either you must wait for full brightness or start driving while lights are dim. Neither sounds like a good choice. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise. LED lights offer full brightness the second you flip the switch.
LED lights excel in all ways.
When you consider all the ways that LED lights excel in performance, they are the clear choice for lighting replacements or upgrades. In fact, many owners of agricultural and industrial equipment choose to replace halogen lights with LED counterparts even before the old lights burn out. The advantages of better night vision and improved safety make the upgrade a good choice.