Selecting the Brightest Headlights for Dodge Ram Vehicles
Are you tired of struggling to see while driving at night? It sounds like it’s time you upgraded your truck’s lighting to something more modern. Fading headlights are a problem that countless drivers across the road are dealing with, but it’s not something that you should put off. We recommend finding some nice, new LED headlights as soon as you can. With this guide, we aim to help you find the brightest headlights for Dodge Ram trucks. You’ll find a countless number of options out there, so how do you determine which is right for you? Check out our list down below to find some of the best and brightest bulbs available today. After that, you can find our buying guide, full of useful information to aid you while you shop.
Did you know that there is an official unit of measurement used to quantify brightness? It’s known as a “Lumen,” and it’s a unit you’ll see quite often when shopping for LED bulbs. There’s not too much you need to know about the measurement other than the higher the number, the brighter the light source. You’ll sometimes see electrical wattage used rather than Lumens. While this isn’t quite as accurate, it’s also a useful barometer to take into consideration. If brightness is important to you in your vehicle, look for as high of a Lumen count as you can find for your price range in the LED bulbs shared below!
1. Wontolf 9005 HB3 LED Bulbs 120W 20000LM
Some of the best LED bulbs for Dodge Ram that we were able to find comes from manufacturer Wontolf. These lights measure up to a whopping 20,000 Lumens, far higher than most competitors on the market, allowing you to see clearly behind the wheel of your Ram truck. These bulbs are constructed with heat dissipation in mind, ensuring they are safe as well as useful. Additionally, you’ll find features such as anti-radio interference (yes, that is a thing that happens), a gas-liquid circulation superconducting copper tube, and a fan for increased heat dissipation. They also won’t give off that ugly blue light that can often be seen in cheaper LED options, helping you keep your Dodge Ram in the style that you like. You’ll be satisfied with these bulbs, without a doubt.
BONUS: Fahren 9008/H13 LED Bulbs 22,000 Lumens
In an important update to this list, we wanted to include some newer headlight options that are brighter than ever and will work in your Dodge Ram. Make sure you check out this 22,000-lumen set of bulbs from the popular headlight manufacturer Fahren. They’re still affordable, and will work with a vast range of headlight inputs. The process of installing these bulbs should just take a few minutes, and after that the road will be lit ahead of you like never before. These LED bulbs are designed to last for more than 50,000 hours of use, ensuring plenty of time before you’ll even need to think about upgrading again. While LED headlight products weren’t around when we first compiled this list, it’s safe to say that deserve a spot near the top. Check them out and decide if these are the best headlights for Ram 1500.
BONUS: Novsight 2022 Upgraded H4 LED Bulbs 20,000 Lumens
Another set we’d like to encourage you to check out before moving further on our list is this option from Novsight. While not quite as bright as our last recommendation, these will still do an excellent job providing clear vision in the dark. They offer 20,000 lumens, including high and low beams. These LED bulbs are six times as bright as most standard halogen options. Additionally, they could not be easier to install in most circumstances. According to Novsight, the lights were designed to make it up to 100,000 hours, which should be long enough to last most if not all of your vehicle’s lifespan. We are big fans of these brand new LED upgrades, and we believe you will be too after you get to use them in your own Ram pickup truck.
2. SEALIGHT 9005/HB3 High Beam H11/H9 Low Beam Combo LED Bulbs 16000 Lumens
Next up, we offer a pack of four LED bulbs that reach 16,000 Lumens. They come from manufacturer SEALIGHT, and they should be a great addition to your Dodge Ram vehicle. These bulbs offer excellent performance using anti-radio interference, a third gen constant current driver, and an ultra low-noise fan for heat dissipation. It also has a uniquely designed beam pattern that won’t leave dark spots or blind oncoming traffic. The manufacturer says that this set of lights offers a 300% improvement over standard halogen lamps. That should be more than plenty for most drivers!
3. Lightening Dark H13 9008 LED Bulbs 16000 Lumens
Similar to our last pick, these next bulbs from manufacturer Lightening Dark are able to get up to 16,000 Lumens. That is an excellent level of brightness, lighting up the road for you wherever you are. It offers a wider range and brighter light than halogen headlights, but is pointed at the proper angle to ensure you don’t blind traffic coming towards you. This is a set of bulbs that offers quite a long life span, and should last for more than 30,000 hours of use. Installation on these bulbs should be simple as can be, and should just take a few minutes of your time. Once they’re installed, you’ll be ready to take your truck anywhere, any time.
4. SEALIGHT X2 H11/H8/H9 LED Headlight Bulbs 100W
These next bulbs once again come from manufacturer SEALIGHT, and should be a reliable choice for drivers. They’re said to last up to 20 years, which hopefully ensures you won’t need to replace your headlight bulbs again. They easily install even in sockets equipped for halogen bulbs, making them a fantastic option for those who don’t want to mess with the headlight assembly. With 40,000 lumens and 100W for each bulb, you should find plenty of illumination ready for you here. Go ahead and feel comfortable selecting these as some of the most optimal LED bulbs for Dodge Ram trucks.
5. Aukee H11 LED Headlight Bulb 110W 18,000LM
Next up, we have another set of extra-bright headlight bulbs for your truck. This time, they come to us from manufacturer Aukee. These bulbs offer a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours, work perfectly on 98% of vehicles, and can easily be installed in 10 minutes or less. There’s a turbofan for heat dissipation, and an excellent beam pattern that lights up the road ahead. We can’t find any reason to doubt this set, so you should feel free to pick out these bulbs for your truck. With 18,000 Lumens, you should have no trouble making your way along the road at night.
6. SYLVANIA H13 SilverStar Ultra High Performance Halogen Headlight Bulb
Are you not a fan of LED bulbs? That’s perfectly okay. If you’d prefer to stick to halogen lights, this bulb should still offer a significant upgrade over your factory lights. It offers a sleek white light as opposed to the yellow glare often found with halogen lights. Additionally, it should be quite a bit brighter than what you’ve become used to. While it may not match up to high-powered LED lights, we think you’ll be happy with what these bulbs have to offer. Just be sure to examine all your options before resorting to halogen, as LED bulbs hold a number of advantages for your Dodge Ram. Still, halogen could be the right solution for you depending on your needs.
7. Marsauto 9008/H13 LED Bulbs 60W 16000LM
The next set of headlight bulbs we want to share are made by a company called Marsauto, and you’ll find them quite reliable as replacements for your current lighting set up. They offer 16,000 Lumens of light, spread across the road in an appealing beam pattern. They offer a lifespan of over 50,000 hours, ensuring they’ll be with you for the long haul. There is strong heat sink technology, as well as shock, dust and weatherproof construction. While there are some brighter LED options out there, we personally love the construction and reliability offered by these bulbs. While Marsauto might not be a household name, we’re confident this product will work out great in your vehicle.
8. Fahren 9007/HB5 LED Bulbs 60W 16000 Lumens
Up next, we have a set of lights from popular manufacturer Fahren to share. While they don’t clock in quite as bright as most of the other options we’ve shared, they still provide a level of light that is much higher than you’d get from your standard halogen bulbs, and you should know by now that Fahren is responsible for many of the best products on the market in this category. We believe these headlights will work great in any Dodge Ram. They feature a hollow-carved heat sink, a focused beam pattern that helps with visibility, and of course a turbo fan to help ensure they stay cool and last longer. They will fit on nearly every vehicle model you can find out there, and will stick around for a long time. It’s yet another reliable choice as an upgrade for your lighting system.
BONUS: Innovited 55W AC HID Bundle
Looking to avoid LED bulbs for one reason or another? While not everyone loves them, some drivers love the blue tint offered by HID headlamps. While not as bright as many LED sets, these HID bulbs will still provide enough illumination for the vast majority of drivers. The process of installing them shouldn’t take too long, as HID bulbs are essentially the same as your standard LED or halogen offerings. These lights have a two-year warranty from the manufacturer, and have solid reviews from customers. We prefer LED lights over HID, but that may differ from person to person. If you’re confident they’re right for your Dodge Ram, go ahead and pick them up! They offer something different that you won’t find anywhere else on our list.
BONUS: Laxmas 9005/HB3 H11/H8/H9 Headlamp Bulbs LED 30000LM
If you want to take your truck’s level of light up a notch, check out this set of headlight bulbs that provide 30,000 lumens. They’ll work great on most Dodge Ram trucks, and can be found at an excellent price, especially compared to comparable sets. It’s just as easy to install as the many other options we’ve provided, and offers more light than any other recommendation. If you often find yourself deep in the wilderness at night, it can be nice to have a set of headlamps like this on your side. The pattern for the beam is quite focused, ensuring your light is right on the road where you need it to be. The bulbs are also very easy to adjust, so you can tweak them to suit your Dodge Ram. If extra light is a necessity for you, these headlamps could be the best fit.
BONUS: AKKON 2009-2018 Ram LED Headlamp Housing
In need of entirely new housing for your vehicle rather than simply a new set of bulbs? This set might do the truck. It’ll replace the factory housing, offering an impressive LED lighting setup in its place. Also included is a set of LED turn signal indicators, as well as a white light halo that functions when the turn signal isn’t in use. Best of all, you can get all of this together for a pretty great price, and it shouldn’t be difficult to install at all. The product has very good customer ratings, and has been a popular choice among drivers for years now. If you’re not happy with the factory setup for any reason, it makes sense to upgrade, and this pair is a strong contender to think about. With plenty of positive word of mouth, this is one of the better options at your disposal when it’s time to replace the entire headlight housing in your Ram.
Brightest Headlights for Dodge Ram Buying Guide
You’ve now had a chance to take a look at some of the brightest and most popular bulbs available today. The next question is figuring out which one is best for your truck. You will have seen that most of our list consists of LED lights. This is because they are hands-down brighter than halogen options. However, you’ll need to make sure your truck is properly suited to take on LED bulbs. If your truck uses halogen bulbs, it’s important to either buy upgraded LED housing, or to find LED bulbs that fit in halogen ports. You will find at least one of those on our list.
Additionally, you’ll want to consider what level of brightness is right for you. If you want to go as bright as can be, simply look at the Lumen count of the bulb. The higher the Lumens, the more visibility and illumination you’ll find. From there, it’s all just determining what best suits your needs! It also won’t hurt to take a look at customer reviews to see what others have had to say about the product.
We hope that using this guide you were able to find a solid set of LED upgrades for Dodge Ram vehicles. There are tons of possibilities out there, so it can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin. With our advice, you should have a much easier time choosing the right set of headlights. Once you’ve got your new bulbs installed, you should have a far easier time seeing at night. If you run into trouble installing your new headlight bulbs and wish to consult with professionals, feel free to get in touch with us at Ultimate Rides. We’re located at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416. To reach out over the phone, get in touch with us at 815-634-3900.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you head out, we’ve taken some time to cover some common questions we hear from customers and readers. We’ll discuss headlight issues as well as broader discussion regarding custom part installation on trucks. We are experts, and if you have any further questions our team will be happy to assist over you over the phone.
Q: How do I determine what headlight configuration my truck has?
A: If you have your driver’s manual handy (we always keep ours available right in the glovebox), the answer to that question should not be difficult to find. Flip around until you find the section on your bulbs and it should be stated which configuration your truck uses.
If for whatever reason you haven’t held onto your manual, the internet has made it easier than ever to find this kind of knowledge. Choose your preferred search engine, plug in your specific vehicle make, model, model year and trim level, and you should find the details you need. If you’re unable to figure this out, contact Ultimate Rides and we can offer more specific information. Remember that many LED headlight sets come with conversion kits that allow you to easily install your new set onto the old configuration!
Q: Is at-home installation easy for headlights?
For most products, the answer is yes. Unless you’re incredibly uncomfortable working on vehicles, we’re confident you’d be able to figure this one out at home after watching a quick tutorial online. If your vehicle is particularly difficult when it comes to headlights and you find yourself having trouble, it may be worth talking to a professional. They’ll be able to consult on the problem and either help you solve it or give you enough information to know you’ll need to take it in for assistance. Overall though, you should have no trouble installing your next set of bulbs, LED or otherwise.
Q: How can I learn about available custom upgrades for my truck?
A: If you live in the Chicago area, Ultimate Rides can be your destination for all things related to custom vehicles. We sell customized trucks, SUVs and even some cars. On top of that, our custom shop is available to the public by appointment. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to speak with you about all the options available for your truck, from new LED bulbs to lift kits to running boards and so much more. You can also feel free to keep browsing our website to find out what else we’ve written on the subject, or to take a look at our current inventory of vehicles for some inspiration.
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