Are LED Fog Lights Any Better?


Fog lights are smaller, auxiliary lights, located under the bumper, to light up the road immediately near the car.It helps we can be seen in conditions when visibility is less than 100m.

Are LED Fog Lights Any Better?

LED light bulbs are replacing typical halogen bulbs in the headlight segment with their longer lifespan, better efficiency, and brighter light. Halogens are considered the basic option for vehicle lighting and are generally used in fog lights as well. Halogens perform well compared to their price, but tend to have a shorter life span, and are not offered in many color options.

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H11 bulb conversion infomation

Weight: 0.44
Dimension: ‎5.2 x 4.21 x 3.03 inches
• Bulbs type: H11/H8/H9
Material: Alu,Led
Warehouse Location: USA
Suitable for: Low Beam,fog light

Visibility&Color Options

  • Both LED and halogen bulbs can get really bright depending on the type and wattage of the bulb. But LEDs tend to offer more brightness with lesser wattage due to their higher light efficacy. This allows LED bulb upgrades without upgrading stock wiring or relays etc. LEDs can be easily deployed in a reflector or projector housing and are a plug-and-play option in a vehicle that comes with halogen bulbs as stock. Good quality LED bulbs from Novsights offer very bright fog light bulbs providing light output of up to 20,000 lumens

  • For fog lights, most people tend to opt for a warmer tone that is offered by most of the halogen bulbs. Whereas LED lights come in a wide variety of color range to choose from, ranging from 3500-7000K. For regions with frequent fog and snowfall, lower color temperature is preferred for fog lights as it cuts through the fog instead of glowing it. But if you plan to use fog lights for better off-road visibility, then higher color temperatures allow more natural white lighting. LED bulbs are offered in both warm and cooler color tones, whereas halogens are usually offered in warmer color tones only.

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Reliability

Halogens are known for their unreliable nature. They tend to burn out mostly after 2-3 years of service. On the other hand, the expected life of good quality LED lights can even surpass the expected life span of the vehicle itself. The higher price tag with LEDs is somewhat reasonable, as these are pretty much a one-time investment for your vehicle.


Efficiency/wattage

LED fog lights can provide you with better brightness when compared to halogens of the same wattage. It is due to the fact that in halogens only 20-30 percent of the power is converted into light, whereas in LED lights 65-70% of the input power is converted into light. A bulb with lower wattage is mostly a plug-and-play upgrade, whereas some higher-powered bulbs might require upgraded wiring or relays etc.


Beam Pattern

Fog lights are meant to illuminate the road ahead of your vehicle in close proximity. The light is projected with a flatter beam that is closer to the ground to avoid any scattering from the fog, rain, or hail particles in front. By default, your vehicle’s reflector or projector housing is designed to achieve the best beam pattern with the factory solution, whether it is LED or Halogen. Good quality LEDs such as those offered by Novsights, have close dimensional similarity with the halogen bulbs, to ensure the same beam pattern.


Upgrading

If you are planning to upgrade fog lights on your vehicle, you have the option to upgrade just the light bulb in the fog lamp or the complete housing for a better-looking solution.


LED Bulb

When upgrading light bulbs on fog lamps, LED lights seem to be the most obvious option, as they offer better visibility, color options, reliability, and efficiency when compared with halogen light bulbs. LED bulbs of the same size should not be a difficult task to replace in the housing. It's mostly plug-and-play when upgrading from halogen bulbs. It is a 15–20-minute job and can be done after watching a few tutorials on the internet. Correct placement of the light bulb plays a critical factor in the beam pattern. Correct beam pattern requires accurate placement of the LED bulb as it was intended to be used. If you feel like your beam pattern after upgrading is not great, consult your nearest mechanic to place the bulb correctly for you.


Complete Housing

Complete fog light housing replacement and upgrades are also available in the market.

LED fog lights can provide you with better brightness when compared to halogens of the same wattage. It is due to the fact that in halogens only 20-30 percent of the power is converted into light, whereas in LED lights 65-70% of the input power is converted into light. A bulb with lower wattage is mostly a plug-and-play upgrade, whereas some higher-powered bulbs might require upgraded wiring or relays etc.


Reflector 

Although reflector housings are considered old-fashioned nowadays, still reflector housings offer bang for the buck.


Projector

Projector housings for fog lights and headlights are really in nowadays, especially the blacked ones. Projector housings are rarely offered by manufacturers for fog lights, but upgrades are available for many models in the market. Projectors provide a superior beam pattern than reflectors and add to the aesthetics of the vehicle. The cut-off offered by the projector fog lights is unmatched with any other housing solution.


Off-road pods

Some companies also offer adapters to mount off-road pods as replacements for stock fog lights. These off-road pods are also LED-based but come with 6 to 9 of them instead of one. These hardly do the job for fog lights, as they offer long-range track illumination. Off-road pods for fog lights are only recommended for off-road purposes only.

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