I chose them principally because they were completely sealed units, and I know that Hella have a good reputation in the automotive market. I've had problems in the past with corroded contacts in the old types, and I would never bother with the aftermarket LED clusters to fit into bulb types. LED and sealed seemed the way to go.
. I paid £40 for mine 3 years ago.
Originally Posted by willk
I have had very mixed experiences with LED lights/torches in general use. Some last well but others start to fail when they are at very low hours.
I use a LED Lenser torch for work (surveying) and it is fantastic, probably the best torch I've ever owned taking size and performance into account. Expensive, but so bright and economic run.