The Best Cheap LED Headlights of 2019

LED headlights are more advanced than traditional halogen headlights or Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) bulbs. A good set of LED headlights will last longer, won't break as easily and use less fuel than other types of lamps. The tradeoff is that LED bulbs are more expensive.

Some older vehicles don't have the proper housing for LED headlights, but they can accept retrofit bulbs or the housing can be modified with a conversion kit. For the safety of other drivers, it's important to get this right. If you've ever been blinded by oncoming traffic, it was probably a modern bulb in an old reflector housing: The beam pattern was acting like a floodlight. 

These poor installations are why rumors persist that LED headlights are illegal. LED headlights are legal indeed, but a vehicle might be ticketed or fail inspection if its headlamps are not installed properly.

Here are some of the best-reviewed LED headlights that have sold for $50 or less. Each brand makes various headlights to fit specific vehicles, so use Amazon's "Select your vehicle" tool before you buy.

Good Price: $49 | Great Deal: $40

These LED headlamps are easy to install, bright and capable of working in very hot (or cold) temperatures, according to several Amazon customers. Many reviewers are happy not to have been hi-beam-flashed by oncoming traffic (despite the brightness of these bulbs). Some noted that these lamps have a loud fan.

Good Price: $34 | Great Deal: $27

Lasfit's LED headlights are easy to install according to many Amazon customers. That said, vehicle design plays a big part in how easy or difficult headlights are to install. Some people had challenges.

Good Price: $37 | Great Deal: $35

Beamtech's LED headlights are bright, but not “too bright” (to bother other drivers) according to several customers. These LEDS are fanless and may run more quietly than other LED headlamps.

John DeFeo