Our LED lamps will give your car’s lighting an updated look while providing advantages in lighting performance, lifespan and cost over incandescent interior and exterior lamps.
LED technology can help you make your car greener.
Automotive manufacturers are moving to LED, Light Emitting Diode, technology for their automotive lighting needs. Why you might ask? Because they are cool? Because they are “in”? The actual answer might surprise you. The federal government is raising the fuel economy and emissions standards causing auto manufacturers to look for ways to squeeze better gas mileage out of their cars. What does this have to do with lights?
Incandescent lighting does have its benefits but is very inefficient. Incandescent bulbs actually produce more heat than light which requires more power than what is used to produce light. These bulbs are around 2-5% efficient (100% efficiency would mean that all power is used to make light) and only last about 1,000 hours. LEDs on the other hand, use 80 percent less energy to provide the same amount of light, last between 25,000 and 50,000 hours and do not contain any toxic metals or gasses found in incandescent bulbs.
The power (electricity) used by your car’s lighting is provided by the car’s gas engine. The more electricity that is required, the harder the engine has to work to charge the battery, which in turn, increases fuel consumption and emissions.
Does it really make that much difference?
A car that has LED taillights / brake lights will use 87 percent less electricity to operate those lights than the same car with regular incandescent lights. That can add up to a savings of 4-10 gallons of gasoline each year. This equates to 76-200 pounds of CO2 that you are no longer expelling into the atmosphere.
Obviously, your interior lights are not used as much as your taillights, and 4-10 gallons may not seem like much, but even a small amount of energy savings is beneficial to the environment when multiplied by the millions (around 60 million) of registered automobiles in the U.S. alone.