LED is the future for automobile lighting. Think of music...halogen is cassette, HID is CD and LED is digital. Yes, HID is brighter but more yellow, but LED uses even less energy, will last the lifetime of your car, offers options for styling and is whiter and matches your DRLs. I spent over $2,000 to upgrade the lighting on my Harley-Davidson to LED. BMW is charging $1,600 to upgrade from HID to LED on the new 4 Series.
I only wish Lexus would have upgraded the fog lights from halogen to LED or even HID.
2014 IS250 AWD, Starfire Pearl, Black Interior, Luxury Package, Navigation, BSM, Cold Weather Package, 18" Wheel & Tire Pkg
2013 ES300h Luxury Package, Navigation, BSM, Parking Assist
2012 Prius IV (retired)
2011 BMW 528i (retired)
2008 BMW 335xi Coupe (retired)
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet (retired)
2001 BMW 325i (retired)
I think it is more of a matter of perspective. Other drivers find LED to be too bright so I think Lexus has our headlights tilted a little too far down. Next time you go downhill or uphill check the range of the beam in comparison to when you are on a flat road. Though HIDs do have more forward range than LED, and LEDs give a wider beam.
I actually really like the headlights on this car. It lights up reflective white strips really well so that they glow.
I own a 350 F Sport, assuming they are LED DRL and headlamp.
I must agree that the headlight's don't provide a 'wide' beam.(This may be due do the fact of it being LED)
I was actually comparing my headlights the other day with other HID's(BMW/Benz/S2k(best HID Projector)).
The beam on our cars shoot out a very strong light forward. It is a very weak lighting on the 'side' of the car. The cutoff line is not so good either.
I have the LEDs on my 3IS and I agree they are not as bright as some OEM HIDs. I had the car side by side with my 13 370Z and the Z's light pattern, cutoff, and output to the f/s was much better than the LEDs. I am sure the brightness is all due to the kelvin rating of the bulbs. Most OEM use bulbs in the 4300 range, as it is the best light output rating. The LEDs appear to be in the 5000-6000 kelvin range, so the amount of usable light output is diminished over 4300.