There are certain things that you need to be in place to have a smooth ride, and the headlight is one of those things. The headlight is very important and finds its usefulness mostly at night. Most cars today come with the normal halogen light and you can change them when you wish anytime.
Today we are going to be focusing on installing the LED Headlight in your car. It could be that you want to replace the one you have already, or it could also be that you want to change your former light.
Whatever the case might be, it is very important that you have your headlight fixed, and they should be done properly. In this guide, we will be focusing on how to install the LED headlight if you feel you want to do it on your own. Remember that you should be able to see the things in front of you when you use your light at night, this is dependent on how your car illuminates.
What is a LED Headlight
Another name for LED is Light Emitting Diode. It simply refers to a lighting system where diodes are used to emit a high amount of light while making use of minimal power. The LED Headlight, on the other hand, is a fixture or a compartment designed to help you place you’re LED firmly in such a way that can be used to cast light on the street or path you follow.
LEDs are known for their durability and they produce a very high light efficiency, which is why they are taking to the market these days. The method through which the light is produced is electronically, as opposed to electrical charge and filament. To cut the long talk down, what we mean is that LED lights give off better light and illumination compared to the regular bulbs and light.
How to install LED Headlights
Now that we know what LED Headlights are, we can proceed to explain the installation process. Ideally, when you get a LED Headlight, you will get basic and rudimental information detailing the steps you need to follow in order to get your Headlight installed. Also bear in mind that for this process, you will not be needing so many tools, just a few and you are all set and good to go.
So, if after reading this guide and you feel confident enough, you can start the process, but if you still disbelieve you are ready for it, you should take the entire LED Headlight Kit to your mechanic to have it fixed for you.
For those who have taken the bold step to carry out the process themselves, here are some things you need to adhere to. First is that you should do it properly and make sure you achieve the intended result.
Then you also need to bear in mind that the reason for the change of light should be to attain a brighter light. Once you can work towards having a better lighting system, then you are good to go. Investing in a good headlight is the best thing you can do for your car and yourself.
So, these are the procedures you need to keep in mind when installing the LED Headlight.
Select The Ideal Kit
Essentially, there are two types/patterns of LED light and you have to be very sure of what type of pattern your car has. It is either the dual or the single beam, anyone that suits your car the most should be considered. The most important thing also is that the LED must fit the space/housing provided for your car.
If it doesn’t fit, please don’t try to force it in. just let it be, and find what suits your car best. The single beam LED are also in two forms – high and low beams. So if you want a high beam, you can get a single high beam or a single low beam LED. If you want a combo, you can buy a double single beam with one high and one low.
Starting the Installation
Make sure your car is parked and turn on your headlight. Make sure you mark your headlight beams. The complete kit should contain the bulbs, the ballasts, wiring, and some terminal connectors. The Ballasts and the wiring must be made secure as much as possible to avoid damage.
Take Out Your Headlight Bulbs
You have to be sensitive and careful when you are removing the headlights. Check to know where the bulb and wiring are and gently disconnect them using a flat screwdriver. Next thing you want to do is to make sure you have your bulb connector adjusted to the point you can remove it.
If your headlight is fastened by metal and wire, you will need to press the end of the wire down and unlock the wiring to free it from the metal. Then you can proceed to remove the headlight.
Get Your New Bulb
As a safety measure, be sure to have your cotton gloves on or use a clean and dry piece of clothing to work with the bulb. Ensure that the bulb is as clean as can be and you should twist the bulb into the frame with care so that you don’t over-tighten and lose your bulb. Make use of your hand and no other tool.
Your Ballast go in Next
This should be easy since you have succeeded with the other parts of the process. All you need to do is to connect the first end of your ballast connector to the equivalent side of your bulb and the other end to the wiring of your car. Ensure there was no straining or stressing of wires. You ballast and the bulb should sit well after this.
Fit The Ballast in Firmly
Now that your ballast is connected to your car wire and your bulb, the next thing you want to do is to place it firmly. Make sure you look for the flat space created for your ballast and place it gently there. Mark the holes you want to place the screws and fasten your ballast with screws.
Alternatively, you can use tape or zip ties to hold it firmly in place. It is not always advisable because the movement and vibrations can cause it to fall off. The best method yet is still the screws.
Test What You Have Done
Once you have successfully done the entire process, the next thing is to test and see how well you have been able to do fix the new bulb. Start your engine and see if it works just fine, as you expect it to. Be sure to pay attention to the dispersion of light. If there is anything wrong with the angle of dispersion then you can re-adjust it.
In conclusion, we hope to give you the best information on how to fix your LED Headlight. With this guide, you should be able to fix it yourself and do it without the help of a mechanic. But if you feel you need the help of a mechanic, you can go ahead and have them do it for you.