Hikari LED Headlight Kit Review

This is a review of Hikari’s LED headlight kit. 

We tested the Hikari LED headlight kit, considering factors like the performance, durability, and even the look of these headlight bulbs when installed on the car. 

We have been reviewing automotive lighting for over a decade, and after testing thousands of headlight kits, we know all the ins and outs of lighting. 

That is why we are confident in recommending these bulbs to you. 

HIkari left us stunned by the powerful output of their LED bulbs. They also feature a sexier colour profile and drastically better lifespan, making them an easy recommendation.

Keep reading for more of our thoughts on Hikari’s LED headlight kits.

Our verdict

Hikari’s LEDs offer a lot of power and high brightness. In addition to the performance, they are also a lot more durable and long lasting than the competition. 

It is easy to recommend these awesome bulbs to most people thanks to their flawless performance and best in class longevity.

Pros
  • 12,000 lumens
  • 6500k
  • CANbus built-in
  • More intense light output
  • Whiter color
  • Farther throw
  • Wider projection
  • Uniform beam pattern
  • Lower power consumption
  • Extended lifespan
  • Hikari provides additional decoders free of cost
  • 2 year warranty
Cons
  • Slight dark spot, but barely noticeable

Longevity and build quality

Build quality is one of Hikari’s strong suits. These LEDs are constructed with aluminium and other high quality materials that resist damage over time. The use of the latest Philips LEDs makes these bulbs more efficient and better performing. 

Aluminium allows for faster heat diffusion and the addition of copper only makes it more efficient. These Hikari’s have 6 LED chips per bulb which enables brighter output. 

The intelligent IC driver seen here is another welcome addition as it regulates power going to the LEDs and keeps the whole setup running smoothly. The durable build also facilitates best in class longevity of around 50,000 hour

Colour and brightness

The real star of the show is Hikari’s fantastic performance. Light output is rated for an astounding 12,000 lumens. This gives you substantially better illumination and a safer driving experience. Visibility is top notch thanks to the bright output and superior calibration of these bulbs. 

Speaking of which, we loved the more powerful throw and wider angle of projection that you get with this kit. It brings more of your path into view, both in front of you and to the sides. 

Overall, the beam pattern is uniform, and we only noticed the tiniest dark spot in the very edge of the beam. It is barely noticeable and does not distract while driving. 

The colour profile is also quite nice. 6500k is an ultra pure white that makes all road features and imperfections stand out so that you can avoid them. The beam is also stable and focused, without any blurriness to tarnish the experience. 

In summation, the Hikari LEDs provided a lot of illumination. Visibility gets a dramatic improvement and we can’t think of any missing features as far as the performance is concerned.

Perks and features

Hikari also outfitted their LED kit with some really useful features. One such feature is the CANbus ready design. This allows you to install the bulbs quickly and without any errors. Furthermore, you won’t have to put up with any distortion or interference with the stereo/radio systems.

A two year warranty is unheard of for most LEDs, but Hikari provide one that gives us a lot more confidence when recommending these bulbs. Any manufacturing defects, shipping damage, or unexpected failure are covered.

A unique hollow heat sink design further aids heat diffusion. Combine that with a high speed, 12,000 RPM turbo cooling fan and you get the best heat management of any aftermarket LED. And the fan is also completely silent so you won’t get any jet engine noises coming from your car at stop lights (we are just as disappointed as you).

Conclusion

So that’s Hikari’s LED headlight bulbs. They offer best in class durability and build quality. Their performance leaves nothing to be desired, and the longevity seen here is unlike any other LED bulb. 

All said and done, Hikari’s LEDs are an absolute beast and one you should definitely consider if you’re looking to upgrade your stock headlight bulbs. Happy lighting!


Full Test Details & Facts 

  • Low beam Reflector Lux (per): 4390
  •  High beam Reflector Lux (per): 6670
  •  Low beam Projector Lux Hotspot (per): 3030
  •  High beam Projector Lux (per): 6140
  •  Lumens per Kit: 5470
  •  Low Beam Pattern Rating: 5 stars
  •  Low Beam Reflector Glare Lux (at 4″): 50
  •  Tested Kelvin: 6450k
  •  Running Temp: 100°F (38°C)
  •  Rotatable?: No
  •  Heat sink Size: 32mm
  •  Noise: 71db
  •  LEDs/bulb: 6
  •  Direction: Flat, Unique
  •  Driver Type: External, removable
  •  Wattage (per): 23.1
  •  Cooling Type: Fan
  •  DRL/High-beam Dimmable: No
  •  Warranty: 2 years

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Richard Nickleson is the author and owner behind Headlight Reviews. He first started the site as a hobby to share his insights on car parts and specifically headlight bulbs, but it soon ballooned and now he writes on all topics surrounding headlights bulbs. If you've got a bulb question, contact Richard here.

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