Beamtech S1 LED Headlight Kit Review
April 18, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: Results and recommendations on this page are based on our version 1.0 test bench. For the latest results, please see our test chart and recommendations pages which are results from our version 2.0 testing.
When it comes to looking sharp, the Beamtech’s got ya covered. We didn’t expect much from this low budget kit, but when we ran our test, we were pleasantly surprised!
The Beamtech kit sports a special LED pattern which mimics halogen bulbs. This is critical to its output in reflector housings, and a reason why you’ll want to choose them over many other LED kits available.
Because the ‘beam pattern’ is so important, we wanted to talk about this first. As you can see, your beam pattern in your reflector headlight is nice and clean. When you throw a generic (or many ‘name brand’) kits into your headlights, you get a lot of scatter, which is blinding to oncoming drivers. We ranked them an excellent 4.5 stars, where most other kits were 1-3 stars, and a halogen bulb being a 5 star of course.
The Beamtechs were the only kit with near perfect cut off. They are the best drop-in kit if you’re looking for a no-hassle quick and easy install. Additionally, there is no external driver, which makes for an even easier install if you are limited on space. Just be weary of the large heat sink size on the back.
Speaking of heat sink, I would recommend these if your headlights or fog lights are mounted externally from the housing. If they are sealed internal, you may risk melting some components, although the temperature is pretty high, I don’t think it would be an issue.
How bright are they you ask? Like we mentioned, we were pretty surprised by the output. From our first 10 kits purchased on Amazon (the best rated and most popular), these ranked 2nd overall. The peak lux (brightness) when installed into low beam reflectors was 49% or 1.5 times brighter than a stock halogen bulb. If installed into high-beams (brights), they were 23% or 1.23 times brighter over halogen. The numbers don’t seem like much, but even the smallest amount of light came make a big impact driving at night, in bad weather, and so on.
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Color temperature was pretty close to their claim of 6500k. We tested this kit right at 6700k. They are pretty typical of most LED kit color, with a nice white/blue. Some people just want to upgrade the look of their ride, and this kit does the trick with some additional benefits.
The beauty of LEDs too is that they last much longer than a halogen bulb. This kit at around $36 is cheaper than many of the upgraded halogen kits, like the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras, and OSRAM Night Breaker Lasers. They are of course brighter too. We highly recommend the Beamtech kit. If your looking for an even brighter kit, also check out the Lightening Dark LEDs here.
Stay safe out there and happy driving!
Full Test Details & Facts
- Low beam Reflector Lux (per): 2400
- High beam Reflector Lux (per): 4350
- Low beam Projector Lux Hotspot (per): 700
- High beam Projector Lux (per): 1294
- Lumens per Kit: 4620
- Low Beam Pattern Rating: 4.5 stars
- Low Beam Glare Lux (at 8"): 49
- Tested Kelvin: 6700k
- Running Temp: 163°F (73°C)
- Rotatable?: Yes, 90° increments
- heat sink Size: 39mm
- Noise: 0db
- LEDs/bulb: 6
- Direction: Flat
- Driver Type: Internal
- Wattage (per): 16.7
- Cooling Type: Solid heat sink
- DRL/High-beam Dimmable: No
- Warranty: Unknown
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