Bulbs are the heart of any lighting system, and you’re going to come across a bunch of different types while you’re shopping around. Halogen bulbs are the factory bulb options for Challengers and we all have a pretty good understanding of what they are and how they work. But what about the other types you’re going to come across? What makes them special?
LED: Some Challengers come stock with LED headlights from the factory so we might as well stop here. The biggest advantage of LED lights is that they are significantly brighter than halogen bulbs but they can be a bit more expensive. These bulbs can be used in any housing style including halos. In halo housing, the halo itself will be made by a series of individual LED bulbs and it won’t be a continuous ring.
- High Cost
- Broken pattern in halo housings
HID: As with any lighting upgrades, you need to make sure not to overstep the bounds of the laws and regulations in your area. High intensity discharge bulbs are particularly subjected to this because of the fact that you can play around with the color of the bulbs themselves. These bulbs are also a step above halogen bulbs in terms of brightness.
- Superior brightness
- Come in a variety of colors
- Colored bulbs can be illegal for street use
CCFL: Cold cathode fluorescent lights are a type of bulb you may or may not come across when shopping but are worth understanding nonetheless. These types of bulbs are used exclusively in halo headlights. This is the oldest type of technology used in halo headlights.
The fluorescent characteristics of these bulbs mean that the halo in halo headlights will illuminate as one continuous unbroken ring. They may not be as bright as LED options but are much more aesthetically appealing.
- Aesthetically appealing in halo lights