This is our review of Nilight’s range of LED lights.
Nilight is one of the most popular names in the automotive LED lights space, be it for headlight bulbs, accessory lights, or a wide range of other applications.
We have tested and reviewed a lot of their offerings and found them to be some of the best in their respective classes. Build quality is in line with other premium LED light brands, and the performance never left us wanting.
Still, we do have some qualms that we’ll talk about in depth below.
We’ve been in the business of testing, reviewing, and working on LED lights for over a decade, with a focus on automotive lighting. So if you need an informed opinion on an LED light brand, leave it to us.
Keep reading for more of our thoughts on Nilight LED lights.
Nilight Headlight Bulbs Overview
Nilight is a relatively new player in the automotive lighting world, but has pretty quickly risen to the upper echelon. We often find ourselves admiring and recommending their headlight bulbs, light bars, and the like.
This is thanks to the brand’s continued trend of offering the highest performance LED lights that come with significantly higher brightness than the competition. The impressive build quality and power-efficient design also enable longer lifespans, which is always nice to see.
Nilight has a larger catalog of products than their competitors, encompassing headlight bulbs, light bars, and even wiring harnesses. Usually, such variety concerns us, since quality assurance becomes harder.
However, the build quality of Nilight’s LED lights speaks for itself. They use high-grade materials like aluminum and copper for the design, which has the benefit of being lightweight but also highly durable.
At the end of the day, it’s all about raw performance. And in that regard, Nilight’s LED lights hold their own. On the headlight bulb side of things, their lights can produce as much as 20,000 lumens, which puts them squarely in premium LED headlight bulb territory.
As for their light bars, we find that Nilight goes the ‘more is more’ route. The light bars usually have more LED chips for brighter, more powerful lighting that covers a wider area.
When it comes to LEDs, 6500K white is ironically the gold standard. And while a lot of Nilight’s lineup sports the ultra-white aesthetic, some lower end options only manage about 6000K.
That’s still a lot better than stock halogen headlights, making it easier to pick out obstacles, pedestrians, and the like. Crank the color temperature up to 6500K, and you get even better visibility.
Nilight’s LED lights strike a fine balance of performance and power-efficiency. In our tests, we found that these bulbs draw less power than similarly-performing competitors. This is ideal for general use as well as special projects where you want to save as much juice as possible for other applications on your vehicle.
Nilight’s LED lights don’t break a sweat, even when asked to perform in the most demanding scenarios.
The highly efficient power consumption is only partly to thank for this, as Nilight LEDs also have other features aimed at keeping operating temperatures manageable.
These include copper boards and dedicated heat sinks that make the best use of whatever airflow is provided. Boosting that airflow, you will find high-speed fans and special thermal control modules that actively monitor the heat and run the fans only as much as absolutely necessary.
Noise levels are often a concern with high-performance LEDs that have such high speed fans. But Nilight’s fans are virtually silent, even when running at full speed. That means you won’t get any weird buzzes or hums when running these LED lights for longer periods, which could become quite the nuisance.
And now, the best part about Nilight LED lights. Despite the high performance and impressive build quality, their lineup of LED lights actually undercuts most of the competition. These are still far from budget-friendly LED lights, but the fact remains that these LEDs are generally less expensive than their competitors, many of whom they beat in terms of raw performance.
Here are a few alternatives to Nilight LED lights that we think might be up your alley.
Fahren is one of the OGs of the LED light industry. We like Fahren’s lineup just as much as Nilights, as it offers most of the same features and build quality, just turned up to 11!
Fahren’s LED lights routinely offer the highest brightness in their class, along with wider angles of projection for best in class visibility. Fahren LED lights also have a color temperature of 6500K for a lot more of the lineup, compared to other brands.
You will have to pay a prettier penny to get all of that performance however, as these LEDs tend to be a bit more expensive than what the competition has to offer. And besides dollars, you’ll also have to spend more watts, since Fahren’s LEDs draw a bit more power.
It’s a similar story with our next contender, Firehawk. These LED lights are some of the most expensive in any class, and the power efficiency isn’t anything to write home about.
But what you can write home about is the otherworldly performance. With just about every LED light in the lineup rated for 6500K, and offering as much as 40,000 lumens of brightness, we’re willing to pay the premium.
Build quality also benefits from the higher price tag, as evidenced by the impressive longevity and use of the highest quality materials.
Nilight’s LED lights have a lot to like. They’re an easy recommend and don’t have any glaring flaws that should concern you. You get high performance, great build quality, efficient enough power consumption, and a wide variety of form factors to choose from.
All at a price that even serial penny-pinchers will be happy to contend with.
Still, if you want even better performance, you have Fahren and Firehawk to consider. These LED lights are brighter, have a cooler color profile, and the build quality does not suffer at all. You will have to pay a bit more, but the juice might be worth the squeeze for a lot of folks.