Metra Electronics® Launches New Pro Series LED Bulbs from Heise®
Feb 16, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping new Pro Series LED bulbs from Heise LED Lighting Systems®. The Pro Series features five different bulbs that cover every application of HID currently available on the market, plus seventeen single-beam and four dual-beam lightbulb sizes. Matched with a brand new extreme LED chipset, these bulbs not only outlast but will outperform HID bulbs.
Heise has meticulously designed the bulbs to optimize the LED position in order to maximize the headlight housing optics for both projector and reflector systems. The result is a 16,000 lumens solution that is 260% brighter than other LEDs, using only 70 watts per set with a running temperature of only 115 degrees F. By running much cooler than traditional LED bulbs, the Pro Series has an increased lifespan compared to others on the market. “The majority of failures with LED bulbs come from not wicking the heat away from the LED chip. The faster a bulb can get the heat away from the LED chips, the longer the lifespan will be. In our new design, the copper substrate is very efficient at moving heat down through the heatsink and then to the fan away from the chip,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development for Metra Electronics 12volt brands. “When compared to two popular fanless LED bulbs on the market that are less than half the brightness of the Heise Pro Series, their internal running temperatures were significantly higher, at 160 and 170 degrees F,” says Anderson. “Heise’s new LED bulbs are much brighter, run cooler, and will last longer,” he added.
Heise’s Pro Series bulbs feature a 2mm solid copper thermodynamic core, all-metal construction for the build material, a rotatable collar for beam pattern adjustment, instantaneous full lumen start-up, an IC thermal controller with a high-speed smart fan, built-in reverse polarity protection, and a side-cable connection for slimmer installation. A built-in EMI filter prevents the bulbs from affecting the vehicle’s radio reception and they will work with Heise’s existing CANBUS decoders, which, depending on the vehicle, may be required to stop the flashing of headlights or the “lamp out” message in the instrument cluster (sold separately). Due to their intense brightness, these bulbs are for off-road use only and not for use on public roads. Consumers are instructed to keep the original factory bulbs so that they can be replaced for use on public roads and to keep the box that the new bulbs came in to store the bulbs and be sure to handle them with care when removing and re-installing.
HID to LED Conversion:
At the base of the HID to LED conversion bulbs, there is a “C” designation in reference to the unique collar design that allows the bulb to be properly keyed into projector “S” housings and reflector “R” housings. The bulbs accept a 12-24V DC and are connected to the input connection of the factory ballast.
HE-D1CPRO: Fits D1S and D1R
HE-D2CPRO: Fits D2S and D2R
HE-D3CPRO: Fits D3S, D3R and D8S
HE-D4CPRO: Fits D4S and D4R
HE-D5CPRO: Fits D5S and D5R
These solutions are in stock now and come with Heise’s 3-year warranty. Installers can visit HeiseLED.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information and installation instructions.
About Metra Electronics®
At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality aftermarket solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world and have been “The Installer’s Choice”® for more than 75 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra AV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.