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Can you put led bulbs in halogen headlights?

Can you put an LED bulb in halogen headlight? Yes. Should you put an LED bulb in a housing designed for halogen? Probably not. Halogen lights use one or two filaments. The reflector and lens are designed to reflect the light from these filaments, which have a specific position based on the bulb model. LED replacements have multiple lights in different positions. This results in dark and bright spots across the beam’s range. This leaves blind spots, while intense light areas can blind drivers. If you want to upgrade to LEDs, you need LED-specific reflectors.

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