What to consider before buying LED Headlights for RAM 1500?
Your car comes with lights. It’s something you don’t really need to think about. Headlights, brake lights, turn lights. They’re all already there and you don’t need to look at them, so what’s the point in dwelling on the issue, right?
The truth is that your car lights are an important safety feature.
Your vehicle may have come off the lot with factory default lights that are legally compliant, but that doesn’t mean they are optimal for keeping you and your family safe. Remember that the purpose of lights is communication. They tell other motorists what your intentions are on the road. You don’t want lights that whisper to get the message across, through a soft glow.
You want something that makes a bold, clear statement!
That’s the experience you get with LED lights. They’re bold, clear, and effective. In this article, we examine how to choose them, and what options will be good for your RAM 1500.
How to Choose LED Lights for the RAM 1500?
Not all LED lights are the same. The unit you choose will have a big impact both on performance, and installation.
Mostly cosmetic, the issue of appearance is one of the first things you will want to think about as you look for new LED lights. There are different color options to consider, each with its own strengths and disadvantages. The majority of LED lights are highway compliant. However, if you are considering a color that deviates from the standard color spectrum, you may want to consider researching your local highway laws. As some states have strict rules that dictate what color lights you can put on your car.
The reason that most people get LED lights is because they want to make their car more visible on the road. Almost any LED light will be more visible than the factory default. Still, you may want to take a close look at the specs. Great lights can feature up to 10,000 lumens, though less than that is pretty standard. No matter what, you need enough light to make you very visible without blinding other people on the road.
The installation process should be pretty easy, but there is plenty of variation amongst products. Ideally, you will be able to find something that plugs right in without the need to mess with any wiring. Lights themselves are usually pretty affordable, but the bill will get steeper if you need to take it into the shop for the installation, so factor that into your buying decision.
It’s not supposed to happen, but it can. Lights get hot. When they do, the casing can be damaged, and the light itself, destroyed. Good lights will have a strategy to avoid this. Cooling fans. Specialized casing. Sensors that adjust light patterns to respond to unstable temperatures. Find out how the lights you are interested in handle high levels of heat.
Finally, cost. It’s not hard to find lights for between $60-200, depending on the scope of your project. Naturally, it will always be more expensive to replace one set of lights than it is to do both. In most cases, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that installation can be more than the cost of the repair itself, so consider looking for products that feature an easy installation.
Best LED Lights for the RAM 1500
Using the above considerations, you can choose LED headlights that will be right for RAM 1500.
LED Low Beam Headlight 60W 10000LM for 2016-2019 Ram 1500/2500
The LED low beam headlight for RAM 1500/2500 feature a plug-and-play design that makes it easy for even beginners to install the lights. Flicker-free, they provide a steady, bright illumination path that outshines that of the standard halogen factory preset.
The housing is corrosion resistant, ensuring that you will be able to use these bulbs for the long haul, and at 10,000lm they feature one of the highest light outputs out of any bulb of their kind.
LED Low Beam Headlight 60W 10000LM for 2013-2015 Ram 1500/2500/3500
This 60W LED low beam headlight for RAM outputs a projector-style beam but can be used in both projector and reflector housing, making it a diverse option for people that want to enhance the look of their Ram regardless of its fabrication.
Backed by a two-year warranty, this easy-to-install pair of lights is ready in minutes and outputs an impressive 10,000lm making it one of the brightest lights on the market.
LED Low Beam Headlight for 2011-2021 Ram 1500/2500/3500 (non-projector Quad Reflector) 2 pieces
These affordable reflector-style LED low beam headlights for RAM 1500 feature a slim design concept designed to minimize glare and keep your lights where you need them: on the road ahead.
At forty watts, the bulbs have been specifically designed to produce an extremely precise beam of light that focuses on exactly what you need: greater vision on the roads. The unit is housed in silicone, cooled with fans, and features an “overheat” mode that reduces the light output until temperatures have stabilized to avoid damage.