Why LED lights are so popular in modern cars and two-wheelers? Know here

Modern cars, motorcycles or scooters are increasing focusing on using LED lights. Not only for the headlamps but daytime running lights, taillights and even fog lamps as well are increasingly using LED lights. Previously, premium and high-end cars used to have LED lights, but now many lower-priced vehicles too come equipped with factory-set LED lights.

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The penetration of LED in the automotive lighting market is increasing fast. According to a study by TrendForce, the LED penetration rate in the global passenger car segment had reached 53.1 per cent in 2020 and is expected to hit 60 per cent in 2021. Also, the penetration of LED in electric cars in 2020 was 85 per cent and is likely to hit 90 per cent in 2021.


There are several reasons why LED lights appeal to auto manufacturers and consumers as well. Here are the reasons why LEDs are finding increasing penetration in vehicles.

The LEDs are finding increasing penetration in automotive lighting segment.
The LEDs are finding increasing penetration in automotive lighting segment.

Brighter illumination

LEDs are much brighter than their halogen counterparts and often come in wider patterns. Brighter illumination for vehicles means better visibility in dark and minimised chances of mishap.


LED consume less energy

LED lights consume lesser energy than their halogen counterparts. This means less pressure on the battery of the vehicle and longer life of it as well.


Whiter illumination

LED lights provide whiter and and brighter illumination, while the conventional halogen lamps provide yellowish light. This appeals to many consumers.


Lower heat generation

LED lights generate lesser heat than halogen lamps. This is one of the reasons, the LED lights are finding increasing penetration in automotive industry.

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Smaller in size

LEDs are smaller in size than halogen lamps but provide better illumination. Also, LEDs allow more design freedom with headlamps and other automotive lighting as well.

First Published Date: 23 Nov 2021, 15:00 PM IST
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