Absolutely true, but there are a ton of clearly-different designs. The ones that are DOT or ECE approved cost a lot more, and certainly are better. And there are unnacceptably cheap ones, trying to walk the line between that....They are so freaking many companies selling the exact same things rebranded or with a better package..
I'm hoping having my light bar at the bumper will bring less unwanted attention, but I'm going to install a switch just in case..
Yes, if you're running a light bar, put it on a switch, and turn it off when other cars are around.
Off the shelf sealed beams leave plenty to be desired. A light housing with good optics will illuminate more of the road and ditch, AND cast less light above the cutoff (and therefore into the eyes of oncoming traffic).Those Sylvanias are the ones I've used for 20 years. So I take it you like ultra bright LEDs which don't suck but blind the oncoming traffic. Personally I prefer to drive within the ability of my lights and pay attention rather than blind the oncoming traffic and watch them cross the center line.
Yes, LEDs do fail, but not any more frequently than halogen/incandescents. The chances of having them both fail simultaneously isn't any higher than with halogens.I’ve converted almost all my lights to LED for one reason or another. Headlights and driving are still Halogen... not too worried about amps in a 9k+ rig with a 215amp alternator. I’m not 100% confident in the durability and longevity of LEDs. If one or two of four brake lights get dim it’s not the end of the world... two headlights going dark while rounding a corner could be deadly.