Thread: HID vs. LED
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#3: 02-08-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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LEDs will draw less power but the amount of "lumens" - brightness intensity, will be less with LEDs

so pros for HIDs:
-big range spectrum of lighting colors (3k to 14k)
-a lot brighter than stock headlights
-about the same hours as halogens

cons:
-runs hotter than halogens
-more parts/more prone to failure
-sometimes the power draw can blow a fuse since it draws more power
-draws more power
-if you arent using projectors, you will have HID "flares"
-there is a cool-down time and a start up "warm up" time

LEDs:
pros:
instant off/on
a little more brightness than stock halogens
has a ton more hours of on time than HID or halogen


cons:
runs cool
draws little power
limited color spectrum (from what i know so far)
not as bright
can still cause the "Flares" if you aren't using projectors


If it were me, I'd go with the LEDs

My next subie will have em in the car (currently have HIDs in all my cars and they've been just fine - had one HID blow out after 6 years but thats about it!)