High-intensity LED lighting has been eagerly adopted for a multitude of uses including off-road, mining, construction and residential applications. Today, it enjoys increasing acceptance by car makers.
Existing car owners can now exchange old-school halogen or HID lights for advanced LED headlight bulbs to enjoy brighter, more reliable road illumination.
For several years, we have been the leading reviewers of LED lighting products in many categories. We applied our research skills to this OPT7 LED headlight review by comparing several characteristics of the OPT7 Fluxbeam to competitors’ products:
- Cooling capacity
- Lumen output
- Beam color
- Beam projection
- Lamp longevity
- Fit compatibility
- Kit completeness
- Manufacturer’s experience
- Warranty and service
Our conclusion is that if you want to avoid inferior LED headlight products, the OPT7 Fluxbeam kit offers the highest value, compatibility and reliability. Continue reading to discover why this is so.
In-Depth Review of OPT7 Fluxbeam X LED Headlight Replacements With Arc-Beam Lens
Although the car manufacturing industry was initially slow to offer LED headlight options, the after-market LED headlight makers were eager to fill drivers’ demand for the most advanced and proven technology to better light their way. How far these headlight makers have come is exemplified by the many advanced features of the OPT7 Fluxbeam X LED headlight replacement kit.
Top-Quality CREE LED Technology
A fundamental benefit identified by our OPT7 LED headlight bulbs review is, of course, the Fluxbeam X’s use of top-bin, high-intensity 6000K CREE MK-R LEDs, which produce more light with less heat than any headlight LED before it. These 4200 lumens lamps, from a top LED manufacturer, are reliably rated for a 50,000-hour lifespan.
Cooling the heart of the Fluxbeam X is further supported by a highly efficient, finned aluminum Cooling Column™ to move heat toward the 10,000 RPM TurboCool fan. Even the fan’s vent has been aerodynamically engineered to provide superbly even cooling of all Fluxbeam X components. Advanced cooling is essential to LEDs achieving their rated lifespan.
Our OPT7 LED review also revealed that the supporting electronics for this headlight are equally impressive. They incorporate a dual-driver design that separates finely tuned power regulators for the LED itself and its cooling system. Keeping these two components’ voltage and current regulation apart provides the LEDs with flicker-free, constant full power while allowing the TurboCool fan to do unfailingly move heat out.
ECM Capacitors for Flicker-Free Performance
Older and many current LED headlight replacements have suffered from flickering, which can be annoying and contribute to eye fatigue during long nighttime drives. There have also been incompatibility problems with LED light replacements that trigger “bulb-out” or generic error dash lights to turn on. OPT7’s Fluxbeam X kit eliminates these issues with included ECM capacitors and polarity adapters.
The Fluxbeam X also features a sturdy, shock-resistant, fire-resistant 6063-T5 aluminum casing that encloses all the electronics and itself contributes to dissipating LED heat. The enclosure is rated as IP67 waterproof and dustproof.
Advanced Beam Projection
Raw brightness, which is 20 percent greater with the OPT7 Fluxbeam X’s CREE MK-R LEDs, is only half the story when it comes to improving your vehicle’s road illumination power. How the light produced is harnessed into a coherent, focused beam without dark spots is equally important, which is a key benefit identified by our OPT7 LED headlight bulbs review.
The Fluxbeam X’s unique Arc-Beam technology guides, rather than scatters, the LED photons forward with greater clarity and distance than lesser LED headlight products. The Arc-Beam lenses are precision cut and shaped to fully optimize each LED’s high-intensity output.
Review Summary and Customer Feedback
What Customers Are Saying
The vast majority of OPT7 Fluxbeam X buyers are in awe of how much of the road ahead they had been missing before they installed these lamps. The even, dark-spot-free lighting and long reach let them relax more during nighttime drives as they can better anticipate the road ahead. They also find that these lights have far better penetration during rainy, snowy or foggy weather.
Nearly every buyer’s own OPT7 LED review includes how impressed they were by their ease of installation regardless of their current headlight model number. That is due in large part to how complete the kit is.
It contains everything you need in case minor adaptations are required, which you might expect moving up to different lighting technology. Key among these is the ECM capacitor kit, which buyers find truly effective in eliminating flicker, dimming or radio interference issues.
Another issue that crops up now and then in lesser LED headlight replacement products is incompatibility with DRLs, but that is not the case according to customers purchasing OPT7 Fluxbeam X kits.
Other pluses that satisfied buyers have expressed include the superior longevity of these headlights compared to their older HID/Halogen lights, how quiet the high-speed cooling fan is and how much less current they draw compared to their old lights.
Finally, there are frequent comments on how good OPT7 service has been starting with proactive communication via email that passes on installation tips and asks if buyers are completely satisfied with their purchase.
A small percentage of customers, however, do find the OPT7 Fluxbeam X lacking in certain aspects:
- The blue-white color produces eye strain for some especially on longer trips
- A few are annoyed that OPT7 wants to test their failed lights before replacing them, which means the car is unavailable for night driving for a few days.
Pros / Cons
Do Not Settle for Less When It Comes to Headlight Performance
Given how important it is to your safety to have the best road illumination possible, in all manner of weather conditions, the durability, brightness and reliability of LED lighting will continue to gain favor especially as the technology advances. As our thorough OPT7 LED headlight review demonstrates, OPT7’s current Fluxbeam X product is a shining example of this trend.
Yes, you can find other LED headlight replacement kits from newcomers to this market that have lower prices, but they do not have OPT7’s 10 years of product development experience and are not U.S.-based.
Those factors alone often indicate knock-off products with lower performance and longevity. Since even a single headlight outage, when you least expect it, could endanger your passengers or attract a traffic ticket, do you want to take that risk?
After a top-to-bottom analysis of the OPT7 Fluxbeam X LED headlight replacement, we are confident in recommending it to any car owner who wants to upgrade to this advanced, but mature, technology. Buy a set today knowing your purchase is backed by both OPT7 and Amazon and very soon you will be wondering why you waited so long.