Incandescent filament-based lamps have reigned supreme for the greater part of a century, however, a technical revolution is underway and these inefficient lights are now being replaced by LED based lighting.
On the whole, LED lights only draw about one third of the power of a typical filament-based bulb – but you may ask, does that result in a reduced output of light? The answer is a resounding no. In fact, the LED is far brighter. How is that possible? Above all, an LED is much more efficient at transforming power into light, and all of the light is focused in the right direction.
In addition to the LEDs propensity to provide higher light output while using less power, it also has a cooler operating temperature. As far as aesthetics are concerned, the light output is of a much higher color temperature, delivering cleaner, brighter light over their dingier, yellowish incandescent counterparts.
LEDs are rapidly replacing traditional filament bulbs in more and more applications aside from automotive applications. You’ll find them in televisions, home appliances, and traffic lights to name a few.
The reasons to make the switch continue:
Extended service life - The life of an LED light averages at 10,000 hours making LED lights extremely reliable and practical.
REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION
Drastically reduced power consumption - While putting out the same amount of usable light, LED lights consume about 50% LESS power than halogen bulbs.
PRODUCES VITUALLY NO HEAT
An LED light uses so little power that most of the time the bulb will not even feel warm to the touch, even after hours of use, making LED lights ideal for small spaces and automotive applications.
UNAFFECTED BY VIBRATION
Unlike halogen bulbs, LED lights do not have filaments or tiny parts that can come loose during vibrations; this makes LED lights not only more durable, but also much more dependable and ideal for automotive applications.
Have you ever dropped something in your car late at night? Wished that your overhead interior courtesy light was brighter? Perhaps you have wished that the dim light inside your trunk could properly illuminate the entire space, so you could see what you were doing as you loaded up your car? Unfortunately, conventional car interior light bulbs are just not powerful enough to do the job properly.
INTERIOR XENON GOLD - THE GOLD STANDARD
In addition to an overall greater light output, our Interior Xenon Gold bulbs have other notable properties that make them particularly useful in an automotive application. First and foremost, they are built with quality in mind, being much more impervious to excessive vibration with no delicate filament or glass bulb to break. Their incredibly long lifespan means that you would be more likely to buy a new car long before you ever need to replace our interior lights.
To build each bulb, we start with a deep blue colored printed circuit board and plate it in real 14K gold using a process called Electroless Nickel/Immersion Gold Plating or E.N.I.G. This process is used in high end, high use electronic items. Why gold? Gold is a better conductor. Gold Immersion PCBs are far more reliable with better planarity and ENIG processes are costlier, but make a far better circuit board as it does not corrode.
Super Bright LEDs
10X BRIGHTERAlthough our festoons only have 2 LEDs, they are up to 10x brighter than a large array of LEDs found on other bulbs. Our tests revealed that two of these high powered LEDs were more than enough to illuminate almost all locations. The use of fewer LEDs per board translates into a cooler running bulb, and that means a longer lasting bulb.
The more excess heat that the bulb has to endure, the shorter the life becomes, sometimes dramatically shorter! Our peanut and bayonet bulbs have 9 LEDs each and are designed to run cool by limiting 2 per printed circuit board. This 9 LED chip design allows the bulb to shine in all directions with the same falloff as a factory filament bulb.
The CAN (Controlled Area Network) Bus is an automotive bus developed by Robert Bosch, which has quickly gained acceptance into the automotive and aerospace industries. CAN is a serial bus protocol to connect individual systems and sensors as an alternative to conventional multi-wire looms It allows automotive components to communicate on a single or dual-wire networked data bus up to 1Mbps. Our Canbus systems are state of the art. We use the best components and the highest quality copper resistors in our bayonet and peanut bulbs. They run error free in virtually all vehicles and bulb locations.
Aluminum Heat Sink
Our festoon bulbs utilize a 2-piece aluminum heat sink to shed heat and help the bulb run even brighter.
Our bulbs are custom fabricated in style, length and wattage for your vehicle, using the latest in lighting technology. Each kit replaces all interior lights, including (where applicable/available):
Dome lights Rear courtesy lights
Vanity mirror lights
Glove box lights
Under-dash courtesy lights
Trunk interior lights
Under hood lights
Let’s review the features and benefits:
Easy to install (Designed for your BMW sockets)
Advanced PCB board using gold as a superior conductor
ENIG processes produce a exceptional circuit board that resists corrosion
Top of the line cool running Super-Bright LED chips with wide-spread plates
Soft White Glow 5000K NO YELLOW as opposed to OEM 3700k