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Types of Halo Headlight’s


Halo Headlights come in a wide variety of technologies, colors, and styles. Projector halo headlights come in three different technology types: CCFL, LED, and Plasma. Traditional Halo rings used by most auto manufacturers are illuminated by one or two incandescent bulbs which produce the distinctive “angel eye” effect by creating dark and bright spots inside the enclosed halo ring.

CCFL Halo Headlights

CCFL technology has been used for Halo headlight technology the longest. CCFL provides the smooth glow which hides the individual lights in the halo ring which most automotive enthusiasts prefer. Each CCFL halo ring is made from a small fluorescent tube which is developed to last up to 50,000 hours of continuous use. CCFL Projector Halo Headlamps are the most widely available and cheapest options available on the market because they have been available the longest.

The downside of CCFL headlights are they are not as bright and noticeable as LED and Plasma Halo headlight options. They are best for dark environments to get the best performance out of your Halo investment.

LED Halo Headlights

LED Halo Rings also known as SMD Halo’s are developed and manufactured to be ultra-bright. The allows your Halo’s to bee seen in both during the day and night. If you want your Halo’s to be visible all the time, SMD Halo’s are your best option. Another benefit of LED Halo headlights is the ability to have multiple colors due to the individual lights that make up the Halo ring. With kits like Oracle’s colorSHIFT, you can change the color of your Halo ring with the simple click of a button or remote.

Another advantage of LED SMD Halo’s is the ability to utilize LED controllers to do cool effects like sound activation and customized programmable patterns. LED Halo rings are also more durable than CCFL Halos with a life of 60,000 hours of continuous use. One disadvantage is LED Halo’s are made up of individual lights so you don’t get that continuous fluid look like CCFL or Plasma options.

Plasma Halo Headlights

Plasma Halo’s are the latest technological advancement from Oracle. Oracle’s goal in developing Plasma Halo’s was to combine the advantages of both CCFL and LED so customers wouldn’t have to choose between the two technologies. Released in 2013, the major downside of Plasma Halo’s is the inability to change colors.

Plasma Halo’s provide the smooth, fluid look that CCFL offers only in an ultra-bright package which can be seen during either day or night. If you are only looking for a single color for your Halo Rings, Plasma is without a doubt your best option. Plasma Halo’s offer 100,000 hours of continuous use so they will never burn out and will last the life of your vehicle.

One other drawback of Plasma Halo’s is you can’t control them by remotes or controllers like the LED variety.