No, not really. It is mostly just a "coolness" factor for driving lamps. The advantage of full on LED headlights is (which very few have them. I think there is only two types of vehicles in the U.S., one is the Cadillac Escalade and I'm not sure what the other is) a lot of light with little power consumption, much smaller "bulb" (not really a bulb but a diode), lasts a long time and very little heat. In fact they produce such little heat that in icy area's they don't get hot enough to melt off the snow and ice! The problem with using them for headlights is the converter does get very hot, durability and the problem of blinding oncoming motorist and right now are costly to make.Is there a downside to not having LED lights? Personally, I like the look of the HID's.