Nowadays,you will notice there are two types of headlights in market which are projector and reflector. In the early of 2000 year before,most of the car they come with reflector headlights and projector headlights are newer, but not every new car has projector headlights due to it cost higher compare with reflector headlight , so normally only RM100 k above vehicle come with it.
In this posting , let us find out what is the differences between these two types of headlights and also discuss which is better.
Reflector headlights is a standard car lamp for vehicles since the invention of electric headlights. A reflector headlight consists of a halogen bulb encased in a steel bowl. Mirrors are place within the bowl to reflect light out onto the road,so the light can not reflect too far away and also no focus.
Many new vehicles continue to be made with reflector headlights. It is because there are a few advantages to this style that make them popular even today:
- First thing is they’re cheap!! Definitely manufacturers save budget from it and make vehicles price is more competitive can be survive in the market.
- Second thing is compare with the projector headlights , they are smaller, means that it is taking up more space within the vehicle ,so easy to arrange other car spare part .
Projector headlights are a revonation in the world of headlight technology.In 1980s, first projector headlight had been used in some luxury vehicle. Since then, projector headlights have become popular on all types of vehicles,especially Europe car.
Projector headlights structure is similar to reflector headlights. They contain a bulb in a steel bowl with mirrors to act as reflectors. However, a projector headlight also has a lens that acts as a magnifying glass, increasing the brightness of the light beam.
To ensure that the light will not glare other road users, there is a cutoff shield to monitor the light output,so it can provide good night visibility without create trouble to others.
Projector headlight have many advantages as below :
- First is brighter. According to Europe Lighting Association,an E-mark certificated projector headlight, it provide at least two times brighter than reflector headlight .
- Second is avoid to blind other drivers. Because projector headlights are directed downwards towards the road, they don’t shine in other drivers’ eyes.
- Projector headlights does not have blind sports, but reflector headlights can have darker spots.
- LED or HID bulbs can only be used with projector headlights. If you install LED or HID bulbs into reflector headlights, it will blind others oncoming traffic .
Which is best?
Drivers always want the brightest headlight without to create problems for others road users. And projector headlights are brighter than reflector headlights, and they don’t trouble others.
This is also why u will notice LED or HID only can be apply to projector headlight . Considering all of this, it’s clear that projector headlights are better than reflector headlights.
After Market Projector Headlight
That why,many vehicle owners are seeking for a good projector headlight to solve their poor night vision problem. You need to know that , they are many after market projector headlight you can get in market,most of them from China or Taiwan . Although these headlight come with projector , but some of them maybe worse than your original reflector headlight .
As our 19 years experience in Malaysia, most of our customer feedback us about the product they bought from China, can not solve their dim light issue , some more create more trouble to them, although the car headlight come with projector. Some of the unscrupulous lighting manufacturer use bad material to produce lens that can not function as magnifying glass , once customer install with it , then start to annoy with his night drive .
Choose The Right One
Eagle Eyes Factory Outlet is the biggest car lighting outlet is Malaysia , we have over 19 years experience on car lighting industry. Ours car lighting are compliance with E-Mark (Europe Certification), SAE(American Certification) &ISO standard which can solve poor night vision problem , enhance road user night driving safety .
Good after sales service provided to make sure your car lighting function well during the warranty period and also you can let us repair it even your lighting is over warranty already , stress free for after-sales service.
Contact us to ensure your night drive safety, please welcome to contact our lighting specialist to find out more information:
Charles 016-7109877 , Andy 016-7336680
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