SL1 LED Headlight (pair)
- Low or high beam LED headlight replacement
- Correct optical focus for increased output with no added glare
- Perfect 9012 fitment, no modification needed
- Designed and validated to OEM lighting standards
- Engineered and Assembled in USA
SL1 LED Headlight
Aftermarket or OEM? If you're looking to improve visibility on your vehicle at night, you've probably found many options for LED upgrades. Most bulbs on the market are too big to install, don't work with the electrical system, and have no focus or hotspot in the beam pattern. Even if they come close on those aspects, they still aren't anything close to the quality you would find with factory-installed lighting. Like most aftermarket products, most LED bulbs are not engineered and tested for long-term reliability.
With the SL1 LED, Diode Dynamics set out to engineer a true OEM-grade solution. With its compact size, optically correct output, flow-simulated cooling, and boost-mode electrical circuit, our SL1 LED patented design is a properly-engineered solution that finally provides a true upgrade in performance, with high reliability: and it's tested and validated to meet those standards, just like OEM lighting.
Compact Size. Your order includes two bulbs, to replace the factory bulbs in your vehicle. The bulbs are compact in size, in a patented design that isn't much bigger than the original halogen bulb. The drivers are compact too! If you have a sealed headlamp, they are designed to fit inside. The drivers and bulbs are tested to last over time, even when sealed inside with the heat of the headlamp. Please note that if you are replacing a high beam / DRL bulb, the DRL function may no longer work, depending on your vehicle. Please see further information on Vehicle-Specific product listings, or contact us.
Street Legal Output. Don't be fooled by high lumen numbers or "projector specific" bulbs. Your vehicle's headlights are designed as a system, to focus light. If the light source in that system is out of focus, it doesn't matter how bright it is. You won't have a focused hotspot of light to shine down the road, you'll just have more glare. To correct this, the SL1 LED headlight bulb was engineered with advanced optical design software, which simulates each ray of light in a process known as "ray tracing." Using this tool, our engineers perfectly matched the filament location, allowing the SL1 LED to focus light just like your original bulb, preserving the focus and hotspot, with no added glare. It produces a functional pattern on the road, with a stronger hotspot for added distance. This is a safe, functional output, in compliance with photometric standards, which we call Street Legal. Click here to learn more: Why Focus Matters Video.
Daytime Running Light. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are lights that illuminate when the vehicle is running, and when all other lights are turned off. Some vehicles use the high beam bulb as the daytime running light. If your vehicle uses voltage drop for the DRL signal, the SL1 will operate at full brightness. If your vehicle uses PWM for the DRL signal, the SL1 will operate at a reduced brightness level just like your factory halogen bulb would.