Retrofitting LED headlights, and best color temperature for street vision at night?

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Retrofitting LED headlights, and best color temperature for street vision at night?

I drive a lot at night, for my work. Have a 2002 Civic EX. I’m currently using Sylvania 9003/H4 SilverStar Ultra headlight bulbs, which are high brightness and supposedly provide good down-the-road vision.

I see one spec page on them that says: Lumens = 1500/900; Color Temp. (Kelvin) = 4100k.

The problem is that I just replaced some other high intensity bulbs with these, and the other ones only lasted about a year.

So I’m wondering if LED retrofitting is the way to go now.

Do they have LED bulbs that are direct replacements for these here, which might provide even MORE lumens per watt, run the same wattage ( is this the best color temp for night driving? ) and would outlast these by MANY YEARS?

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This sub forum is for headworn headlamps, rather than car headlights Smile

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Check out this thread for LED vehicle headlamp information.

I’ve swapped three vehicles to LED headlamps and they’ve been working great for two years.

The models I have use a braided ribbon for heatsinking. I didn’t like what I’d read about the ones with fans.