Redesigned 4S LED Headlights

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2nd Generation 4S LED Headlights suitable for automotive headlamp and fog lighting applications

Remember back when LED headlights first hit the auto industry? The options were limited.  Designs had minor engineering flaws and color options were not there.  Most would simply go to HID as the market trend led most manufacturers to improve those type of lamps.  And through the magic of time, LED has been improved and here at JDM ASTAR…innovation is what we do!

We are excited to announce a new re-engineered design of our previous LED headlight model, the 4S headlights!

These were a huge hit on our online retail stores such as Amazon and was mainly due to the color options included.  Most aftermarket LED headlights will limit you to a single color temperature, with the exception of those extremely abnormal designs which have different colored diodes from those oddly named foreign vendors or brands you see saturating the market.

So what exactly allows the 4S headlights stand out from the competitors and some of our existing designs?

 

The Light Source

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4S LED headlights combine the best light sources LED technology has to offer into a single lamp!

Our redesigned 4S headlights are using a customized light source.  Rather than using traditional surface mount diodes, we are using a custom type chip that integrates both Lumileds Luxeon ZES and the very popular CSP (Chip Scale Package) chips.  They provide a xenon white light to modernize the look of your ride.  We can go into details on other  advantages of a customized diodes, however, they are more geared towards a manufacturer as the applications that these light sources can be used for are endless and not just limited to the auto industry.  To the consumer, these types of diodes provide stronger thermal resistance allowing the bulb to operate for longer as well as offer a substantially longer lifespan.  They can withstand temperatures as high as 180°F!  With 20W that are driven by an internal IC driver, the high-efficiency allows the 4S headlights to be a perfect replacement for your factory lighting on headlamps or even fog lamps.  Rated at 4,000 lumens per lamp, it is no question as to why this headlight holds its own as well as a place as one the brightest LED replacement lamps with high track rate.

 

The Exoskeleton 

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The 2nd Gen 4S headlights are carefully constructed from the light sources all the way down to the last screw.

Unlike other brands, its not all about aesthetics such as what you see with more entry-level headlights that have several parts welded into one or epoxied together to form an LED headlight replacement lamp.  The 4S also use a passive thermal heat sink which provides even more surface area than the previous generation thus increasing thermal radiation from the light source, through the body, and out of the heat sink!  Its like increasing how fast the diodes cool down in temperatures.

The 4S LED headlights are the next ‘cool thing’ to have on your ride.  All pun intended!

 

The Spectrum

Using white LED headlights will modernize any vehicle, but what do you do in hazardous driving conditions such as fog, rain or snow or how do you prepare your vehicle for the winter season?  Using a white light will definitely look bright but not at all when there is light bouncing off of fog or when light is reflecting from a wet road or even snow fall distorting visibility?  With the 4S headlights, you can tackle any road condition!  You can run your LEDs in a xenon white 6500K temperature during summer nights, and later apply a warmer temperature to the headlights so you can obtain improved visibility in poor weather conditions or winter season.

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Tackle most weather conditions such as heavy fog, snow, and rainfall with DIY color films that provide a gold, yellowish amber, and all the way up to a crystal blue 10,000K colored light.

You have to remember, warmer temperatures will ALWAYS penetrate darker environments, improve visibility in poor weather conditions and are easier on the human eye.  This is why most vehicles come this way from the manufacturer.  Most LED headlights today are only available in a white color, warm white, or a yellowish look.  But why limit yourself to just that one color?  Why not adjust your lamps to your driving conditions so you can take your ride on a road trip without a concern of a rain or fog causing a driving safety problem, or random deer’s that take a leap of faith in front of your vehicle.

With 4S LED headlights, it will include 5 color options so you can have white headlights and keep deer away, or throw them on the fog lights with yellow color films to compliment your LED headlights and combine both to obtain a warmer white temperature for those darker environments or poor weather conditions.  The headlights use a thermal-resistant film that acts as a filter which is applied over the glass quartz lens.  As light penetrates the filter, the color of the light will change to the desired color or film applied.  The headlights include 2 pairs of the following color options; 3,000K for a gold look, 4,300K for a vibrant yellow color, 6,500K for a luxurious xenon white look, and goes up to 8000K and 10,000K for those auto enthusiast that love modifying their rides for projects, off road use, and automotive trade shows.

 

The Verdict

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“Most aftermarket LED headlights will limit you to a single color temperature….not the 4S Headlights!”

Intensity, performance, and durability are all a given with any lighting solutions from JDM ASTAR.  If you plan on taking long road trips, drive in dark roads or are like us that love to modify and modernize cars then the redesigned 4S headlights are surely an investment worth making for yourself and for your vehicle!  Take care of your vehicle and your vehicle will take care of you on the road.

If you ever have any questions about using gold yellow or crystal white headlights or fog lights or simply need some guidance on a slick mod for your fog lights then give the guys at JDM ASTAR a call.

They will guide you in identifying your driving conditions and driving needs to determine if the 4S headlights are the perfect lighting solutions for your vehicle(s).

And remember….

“LED JDM Astar light your way down the road!”

-JDM ASTAR Team

 

Review of NX Series LED Headlights

Watch out 8th Gens because there is a new player in town taking the hype for  heat sink style replacement LED headlights.

Introducing a new addition to our lineup of headlights…the NX Series Headlights!NX 1

NX Series headlights suitable for automotive front head lighting or fog lamps for most American and domestic vehicle makes.

The NX series headlights offer many advantages over the options available online including some of our existing line up of LED lamps.

We will break down the best advantages for you to help you determine if the NX headlights are the perfect option for both your ride and the driver.

 

Lighting Done Right…

NX headlights come equipped with 8 High Power 2nd Generation CSP chips (Chip Scale Package) per, and are available for most bulb sizes.  They run a light color temperature rating of 6,500K for that modern luxurious look.  This color range adds a small hue of blue that is invisible to the human eye in order to give you that crisp cooler white look over dull warm white or illegal colors like a Dodger blue color.  CSP chips offer strong light efficacy, high lumen to wattage ratio, and low thermal resistance.  This light source have made their presence established themselves as one of the top light sources to use for automotive LED lighting and even compete with other leading brands like OSRAM, Phillips, or CREE.

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NX dual beam sizes offer light sources to cover low and high beam functions in a single lamp.

Each bulb is equipped with an internal driving IC which drives 20W of power to each LED lamp allowing the light sources to reach intensity levels as high as 5,000 lumens per bulb. With supported temperatures ranging from -40°C – 80°C, the lifespan is expected to be long like all other options including our premium headlights…the 8th Gens!

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“CSP chips offer strong light efficacy, high lumen to wattage ratio, and low thermal resistance.”

The physical size of the light sources also mimic the size of the filament of the factory bulb allowing the same light pattern to be retained thus preventing glare to oncoming traffic, or poor light patterns such as dark spots, hot spots, or scattered light.

 

 Say Goodbye to Fan Noise!

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No fan noise nor concern of dust or debris affecting fan speeds!

Fan noise can be a bit of a concern for those that drive in dirt roads or roads with a lot of debris.  With NX headlights, your LEDs will run silently and will cool themselves down through a passive thermal heat sink.  Each lamp is constructed using aviation grade anodized 6063 aluminum alloy which radiates heat much faster over standard aluminum.  Combined with a passive heat sink, you have a bulb that will cool itself down without any concern of fan noise or a fan failure.  You can get the bulbs caked on with mud and still be able to run without any concern of a fan going out and lead to a heat failure.

 

All in One and One for All!

The NX headlights will cover all front lighting applications such as fog light, or headlamps.  Upgrade your fogs for visibility in poor weather conditions or improve your rides headlights for added brilliance whether your vehicle runs a dual beam bulb or separate low and high beams, the NX Series has got you covered!  With an ALL In One design, you do not have to worry about mounting an external driver or trying to tuck the entire unit under a dust cover.  The lamp is built to have the LED bulb and a single connector making it easier to install to the vehicles headlamp housing.  Its non-polarity design is another advantage that will allow this headlight to adapt to most, if not all, vehicles on the market!  No need to modify existing wiring nor adjust how the connections are made.  The product is also rated IP65 allowing peace of mind through a full waterproof housing. This means you can tackle all types of road conditions including off-road terrains where dust and debris are heavily present.

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NX offers a rubber seal, light shield reflector, CSP chips, thermal PC board, and an aluminum alloy body all in a single LED lamp.

So next time you are in the market for a new headlight bulb or simply want to achieve brilliance on your ride, check out the NX series headlights and take your driving experience to the next level and remember…

“LED JDM Astar light your way down the road!”

-JDM ASTAR Team

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Pick up your set of NX LED Headlights on JDMASTAR.COM and use code ‘JDM ASTAR’ to save on your order.

 

 

 

Innovating Heat Sink Cooling with 6S Series Headlights

We are at it again with yet another innovative design for aftermarket LED headlamp bulbs.  JDM ASTAR has introduced another heat sink type headlight to join others like our 4S and 8th Generation Headlights.

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The 6S headlights use a redesigned heat sink that offers improved and larger surface area for heat dissipation.  Rather than using standard aluminum, the 6S are built with the same aviation grade 6063 aluminum that are found on a variety of our existing LEDs today such as our 8th Generation Headlights or smaller bulbs like 3030 14-SMD Series LED bulbs.  This means that there will be a substantial increase in how much heat is radiated from the light source, through the aluminum body, and exhaust through the heat sink in order make cooling even faster.

So what is all the hype about with this new cooling fin heat sink that reminds us all of chopper ready to take off?

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Well, it’s not the traditional bulky unit that earlier designs offer.  We have been there before and have seen many cases where a fan or heat sink is a bit too wide to fit, or there is not enough depth to provide fitment for the cooling mechanism thus creating an even bigger problem.  Aside from the labor involved, you will also have to ship something back and we all know how much of a drag this can be.  When we buy stuff off Amazon, it better be right!

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The 6S headlights offer a bendable/mold-able heat sink.  The cooling fins use 6063 aluminum and are designed to be adjusted to cater to the clearance on your vehicles housing or area as well as allow fitment if the LED lamp.  The cooling fins will get extend to get air flow to improve radiation of heat.  This means the diodes will be able operate for a longer period of time, as well as provide thousands and thousands of hours of operating life.  So, if the 8th Gens were simply too big to fit, no worries, the 6S headlights still got you covered!

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Aside from cooling, the 6S Headlights also offer high thermal resistant diodes that are also found on our existing designs.  The lamp uses a total of 8 CSP (Chip Scale Package) surface mount diodes with 4 on each side.  For those dual headlamp bulbs, they will use 16 CSP diodes with 8 being dedicated to the low beam function and 8 for the high beams.  With CSP diodes as the light source, you can expect things to be lit!  That is an understatement.  Combined with an internal smart driven IC module, the 6S Headlights provide a whomping 4000 lumens per bulb competing with that of our 8th Gens!

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But wait…there is still more!

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Ability to adjust an aftermarket LED headlight today is almost a certain need with how headlamp housings are being manufactured on vehicle housings today especially with aftermarket!  Some include projectors and others are reflectors.  The 6S headlights, once again, have got you covered!  By loosening the set screw that is by the collar of the LED lamp, it will allow you to free up the bulb and clock the direction of the light sources.  Focus, light concentration, and beam pattern will all be able to adjust through rotation of the bulb.  Once you hit that ‘sweet spot’, mark your LEDs and repeat the same steps with the opposite side and voila!  You will have a beam pattern that is the same, if not similar, to the factory halogen headlamp bulbs.  If you are not sure which way to direct the diodes, check out our blog article titled “Which way should the chips face on your LED headlights?” There you will get all details needed on the suggested bulb orientation.

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So if you ever dealt with the headache of fitting the bulky fan or a large heat sink of your new aftermarket LEDs, consider the 6S headlights so you can bend that heat sink around and allow the bulb to easily adapt and avoid any modifications to the housing.

 

With the many fan style LED headlights cluttering up marketplaces like Amazon, eBay(and now Wish!), it is surprise if the 6S headlights sit right up next to the 8th Gens as one of the leading designs in aftermarket LED lighting auto industry!

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Stop by JDMASTAR.COM and pick up your 6S headlights today and remember….

 

“LED JDM Astar light your way!”

LED Switchbacks, the revolution of turn signals has begun!

Driving safety is the number one concern when operating a motor vehicle.  Whether your vehicle is a car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, or RV, you always have to consider safety.  One factor that may also affect your driving safety is how your vehicle signals when you are about to perform a turn.  With how innovative automotive LED technology has become, we now have the ability to improve how your turn signal functions so that other drivers can have a distinct view when you are approaching and/or about to signal, to alert them, that you are about to turn.

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JDM ASTAR offers LED switchback turn signal bulbs for almost any automotive vehicle.  An LED switchback bulb is a dual-filament LED lamp that supports two different colors of light for each filament.  The colors that the switchback bulbs support are amber, and xenon white.  A traditional incandescent or halogen turn signal bulb, usually, supports two filaments which are; low intensity(parking lights and/or daytime running lights) and high intensity(turn signals and sometimes parking lights).  Some may also only support a single high intensity filament.  High intensity means the brightness of the lamp has a higher light output.  Low intensity will lower the light output.  Your switchback bulb works very similarly but instead of “dimming” the second filament to give you a low intensity light, it will actually support a white colored light that measures at a color temperature from 5,800K-6,500K.  The high intensity filament will appear in a bright amber color.  The white color activate as soon as your vehicle begins to utilize the second low intensity filament.  How your vehicle utilizes both the high and low intensity filament, with the factory bulb, will give you an idea of how our switchback LED bulbs will function with car.  For most vehicles, you will have a white color for your parking lights or daytime running lights, and will switch to an amber color once a turn signal is engaged.  After the turn is finished and the signal turns off, the amber light “switches back” to a xenon white color.  The switchback bulbs will not flash “white-amber-white-amber” like you see with a lot of ‘knock-off’ LED bulbs that everybody tries to avoid.  They will flash like your original halogen bulbs and only in amber color.

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We offer LED switchback bulbs in a several different sizes from an old style dual filament size like 1157 as well as the latest sizes like 7443(T20), and 3157(T25).  They are also available in different chip sets from our AX2835, EX, and PX to our 3030 chip set so that you will have multiple options in light output.  Certain LED switchback bulbs like our PX, and 3030 series, will even support a non-polarity feature so that they will function with sockets that are equipped with a standard or CK/SRCK configuration!

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With most vehicles, if you utilize our switchback bulb, you will have the ability to use a white light for your parking lights, and an amber color for your turn signals.  Having this feature together with your turn signals will ensure that other drivers, in front of you, will have a much easier time noticing you, coming up from behind.  The fact that the parking lights are white and switch to amber will also make you that much more noticeable and thus improve driving safety. So next time you need to replace a turn signal bulb, do not just switch the bulb for a bright LED bulb, “switchback” to a revolution of LED turn signals.

 

-JDM ASTAR Team

 

 

Changing the game in back up lights!

 

You have heard it many times, and you will hear it again.  “Why do car makers put such dim bulbs in their cars?”  Look no further because JDM ASTAR is at it again.  We have a huge line up of LED back up lights to help rid of those tedious 15W factory bulbs that emit less light than your smartphones camera light.  Yes, we said it. . . .SMARTPHONE CAMERA LIGHT!  We have seen back up lights not shine properly to where it makes it difficult, not to mention unsafe, to reverse your vehicle. 921 GX 3020.jpg

JDM ASTAR has just released, yet, another option that will change the game in how you reverse your car.  Our latest addition to back up lights is our 921 GX 3020 LED.  Most vehicles use this bulb size for back up lights, but for those that use other T20 or T25 wedge sizes, we still have other options that will improve your experience while reversing your car.  The 921 GX3020 is changing how light is distributed, and how heat is dissipated.  The GX series offers the latest in heat dissipation technology.  It features, what we like to call, Cross Heat Dissipation (HD) which is located at the center point of the bulb where temperatures reach the highest.  Since LED does not operate well under high temperatures, the Cross HD allows for maximum heat diffusion.  This means a steady and cooler temperature to allow over 20,000 hours of life (in 25°C).  When the LED bulb is fired up, the center point is where temperature immediately begins to rise and with an integrated Cross HD, you will not have a concern for a heat failure.

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The GX 3020 series is also one of the brightest we offer in back up lights with a xenon white color temperature(6000K-6500K).  Out of the box, they will emit over 1000 raw lumens per bulb with 13-SMD (surface mount diodes) high power GX-3020 chips.  Combined with a 5-sided setup, you will not only have a strong light emission, it will also provide you with proper light distribution.  You have to remember, your vehicles housing is built-in around a factory halogen bulb which shines light from practically every side of the bulb so using an LED replacement, such as the GX-3020, will provide similar light distribution for optimal results.  So, the lights bright, and works well so nothing new, you might say, but wait . . . . . there is more!

For those that drive motor vehicles that have a very ‘picky’ electrical system and simply rejects the lower power draw of your LEDs, you can still utilize the GX 3020.  Like our 921 PX model, our GX series also come equipped with resistors to simulate a larger power draw to allow the bulb to be detected, and therefor making it a, CAN bus ready, or Error Free LED bulb.  This means that the power draw (W) will slightly increase so that the vehicles system can detect it and prevent minor malfunctions such as a dimming, or flicker that are caused by the system.

Now that you know a little more about the GX 3020’s, we are not going to tell you to pick up a set for yourself.  We believe the 921 GX 3020’s speak for themselves so we invite you to change the world in how drivers back up there motor vehicles.

LED JDM ASTAR light your way on the road!

-JDM ASTAR Team

3030 Series coming to a turn signal near you. . . .

Have you ever purchased a set of LED bulbs to upgrade any application in your vehicle?  You went for the biggest, ‘baddest’, and brightest LED light available and got amazing results, but you also only got a few days of life out of it.  Either your bulb is dimming, flickering, or some diodes are not lighting properly.  Whatever the case, the issue could have been due lack of proper heat dissipation since LED is prone to failure at high temperatures.  Look no further because JDM ASTAR just released a new product that not only offers performance results, but endurance!

Our latest addition to our LED lineup is our 3030 series.  Our 3030 series is capable of producing up to 1500 raw lumens per lamp at a color temperature for 6,000 kelvin for a highly visible, xenon white look.  They are also available in other colors like amber, and even a switchback version for the car enthusiasts!  It features a glass lens projector to help concentrate light towards the lens of the housing assembly.  This will, not only improve your driving experience, and safety, but will also give your vehicle the elegance it deserves.

The body of the bulb is made with an aircraft grade aluminum and has been redesigned to increase rate of heat dissipation.  The 3030 light emitting diodes are mounted on to an aluminum board, which is connected directly to the body of the bulb.  This will push the rate of dissipation even further by up to fifteen percent!  The built-in IC ‘constant-current’ driver also plays a role in maintaining temperature since it regulates wattage to each diode and ensures the proper amount power for high efficiency and stability. This will allow your bulb to run cooler for longer periods of time, without a worry of causing any heat stress to the diodes.  This will, in turn, provide a longer life span than a standard LED bulb without a cooling method.

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The unparalleled design on our 3030 model also makes this LED bulb suitable for turn signal sockets that have a different configuration.  The non-polarity feature allows this bulb to function properly with sockets that have a CK/SRCK or standard configuration.  You will be able to upgrade your turn signal application without a worry of blowing fuse, or the hassle of testing the sockets, with a multimeter, that you probably do not have.

With how the 3030 series is designed, it makes this LED bulb suitable for a variety of lighting applications.  They are available in different bulb sizes ( 3157,4157NA,7443, 7444NA,1157,7528,etc.),  color, and are designed to replace stock halogen bulbs(20W-27W) for your fog lights, turn signals, back-up lights, brake and tail lights, daytime running lights and even parking lights.  Visit Here for more information on our 3030 series, and remember, time is money!  Invest your time properly and save money on a set that will provide longevity and performance.  Think endurance, think brilliance, think 3030. . . .coming to a turn signal near you!

8th Gen LED headlights. . . the next big thing!

LED technology has a come a long way from when it was first introduced into the automotive industry.  There were quite a few known issues when upgrading a headlamp, or even a turn signal.  One of the most dreadful issues were the light patterns on your headlamps.  You go out of your way, and spend “an arm and a leg” on a set of aftermarket LED headlights only to realize that your 55W halogen bulb seemed to give you much better results in terms of lighting and pattern.  Whether you are blind other drivers, or if you have dark spots with your headlights, it is just not safe to use while operating your vehicle.  Well, look no further because the next big thing has just made its way into the automotive industry.

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Our 8th Generation LED headlights will improve your driving experience and will also allow you to make an adjustment for optimal results.  Our 8th Gen headlights has the latest cutting-edge technology that LED has to offer.  They feature an adjustable chuck which allows you to change light distribution inside your headlamps housing.  This can help alter the overall light pattern, and even the light beam angle!  Not to mention, the removeable heat sink base that allows for a much easier fitment in limited housing space, and the huge raw lumen rating of 4,000 per lamp.  It is no wonder that our 8th Generation headlights are the one solution for headlamps so say goodbye to those dark spots, and wave hello to the friendly drivers that you use to blind and ask them, “I have my 8th Generation LED headlights, where are yours?”

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If you are interested in our 8th generation led headlight, please click official website or Amazon website to purchase the items.

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