Seriously, the LED setup I have now is jaw-dropping bright. I almost can't believe I haven't been pulled over because of how bright they are. The only reason I know I'm OK is because the cutoff is low like those expensive cars with HIDs. They are so bright that when I stop to pick up one little girl who sometimes has seizures I make sure not to turn on the red lights (which also strobes the high beams on and off) until she has passed in front of them. (Not a problem because I'm basically in a driveway way out in the country)
The ONLY reason I would be dragged back to regular headlights is if the transportation supervisor tells me to or they somehow self destruct or something. I can't imagine him telling me to ditch them however because of the improved visual safety. And as far as self destructing, right now they have about 60 hours on them, through heavy rain and freezing temperatures and are going strong.
Rectangular, round, square, triangle these are the brightest headlights I've ever had on a vehicle. Unless politics gets involved, within a few years LED headlights will surely be the norm.
The LEDs I got are rated at 35 watts, 3500 lumens, 6500K temperature. Not sure if the wattage is total with both "bulbs" or just one. I know there are more expensive ones that are rated higher, I can't imagine how bright they are!
The only drawback is price. My total was about $110, but I have no buyer's remorse!
What got me going on this (trying to find the cheapest route) was when I read about the GE light http://www.amazon.com/GE-NIGHTHAWK-R.../dp/B00BQX2BSO
and the Trucklight http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Lite-274...715703&sr=1-24
Good grief, they are expensive!! So, I figured there has to be a cheaper way.
Anyway, highly recommend. Maybe there's brighter out there but these have completely exceeded my expectations!