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Going to buy fog lights? Or do not know how to choose a fog lamp, popularly referred to as PTF? Our article review will help You make the right purchase. And our store is always ready to offer the best prices in Ukraine and the CIS.

Lighting equipment of the modern car is not only safety and compliance with traffic rules, but also characteristic feature of both the vehicle and its owner. Each voditeljica to from soamazing still the convenience, comfort, aesthetic pleasure.

Thus, in front of the driver sooner or later the question arises about the improvement of the various systems and functional elements of his "iron horse". Let us dwell on the choice of the variant of modernization of the road lighting installation modern types of fog lights.

What to choose fog lights - halogen or LED lamps?

When you select the fog lights are guided primarily by the need as clearly as possible to position the vehicle in relation to its visibility to other traffic participants, as well as providing visibility for the driver of the road guidelines (striping, edge of pavement, roadside) in adverse weather conditions. Currently, the most common types of fog lights are halogen bulbs and led bulb (LEDs). Take a closer look at their distinctive features, allowing for all the diversity represented on the market of products to make the best choice.

Focus the light Puchkov fog lamps.

Protivotuberkulezniy to ensure maximum visibility of the road surface in the zone of the vehicle, which is achieved by focusing the light beam on the road surface and objects on the trajectory of its route. Usually, standard halogenating do not provide such a focus, so often obliged to eidosnet extra lenses or set linkowanie lights, which requires additional costs. Led bulb is relieved of this lack, since they form a light beam and in this case, the design of the lights is not critical.

Light output PTF

At the same power consumption luminous flux of led lamps far exceeds the luminous flux galogenki, i.e. efficiency and functional effectiveness speaks in favor of the application of led lamps.

In the evaluation of the compared types of lamps for their use as marker lights also have to admit a preference for led lamps. It is connected with the source distribution of the luminous flux light-emitting surface: if the led-lamp the light is emitted from a point a powerful source, the halogen lamp light source is distributed in the filament that makes the light beam diffused, not concentrated.

You must also consider that the LED lamp with the same power values used of diode at the output can give different light output. The more efficient system of heat removal, the closer the light characteristics to the declared capacity of the diode. What does this mean in practice? The large size of the lamp and the presence of the radiator (cooler) to provide maximum conformity of the parameters of the light output of the stated value of the power diode.

It should be noted that the small led-lamp without cooling (up to 5 watts) should not be used as a standalone device in the car's lighting system, they are commonly used as complementary and are often an aesthetic function. As the exterior of the car or the DRL led lamps to date, no alternative combinations of price and consumer properties. But powerful diode lamps is much more effective as a standalone lighting system, the light output is several times greater than the light output of halogen headlights.

Service life fog light

For any car owner when buying car accessories and headlight protivotumanki important factor in the choice of a device is its durability and retain their original properties. The lifetime of the devices due to their initial characteristics (materials, workmanship) and the properties inherent to a particular method of producing light flux.

In this regard, be aware that halogen lamps, consisting of the filament, have a high operating temperature, which creates prerequisites for the reduction of life and deterioration of consumer properties:

  • more sensitive to inclusions and shutdowns, followed by heating and cooling devices;
  • heating occurs immediately, the ramp-up takes time;
  • high temperature halogen lamps after prolonged use leads to overheating of the glass of the headlights, which as a result of their low position and external influences (low temperature, spray from the wheels) can lead to the formation of cracks in the glass and, as a consequence, the necessity of replacement of the PTF.

All the described phenomena are not inherent in led bulbs in protivotumanki, but they are not devoid of shortcomings associated with the negative impact of high temperatures. Although led lamps are not heated to high temperatures (average temperature regime 70-80 ° C), and these parameter values is sufficient for the occurrence of destructive processes in the led-diodes, with the accompanying loss of luminous flux and reducing the brightness of the device. To increase the lifetime of the PTF based on the use of led bulbs use special materials and alloys, as well as installing additional radiators that contribute to the dissipation of thermal energy. To date, the lifetime of led lamp reaches 50,000 hours, while halogen lamps it is much lower.

Color shades

Another feature of led bulbs is the wide range of colors of the received light. This is achieved by combining diodes of different colors and special substances, changing the wavelength of the phosphors or the use of RGB strips. At the same time, halogen lights are standard spectrum of shades that significantly reduces the color variation.

Overall, if you compare halogen and led lamps same parameters, then the clear choice is to lean in the direction of use in the fog lamps of led lamps. Today on the market of lighting devices with led bulbs are presented in a large assortment. Available in a wide range of devices from different manufacturers with a wide range of power, light characteristics and properties allows the motorist to choose the best type protivotumanok certain goals.

However, note that the led bulb of high price category are by far better halogen headlights for all possible parameters. A mid-range lights with led lamps will find the best use as DRL or decoration elements of the vehicle. Among the inexpensive products motorist it is better to prefer halogen lamps for use in the PTF.

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