LED headlight bulbs are becoming popular in the automotive lighting market. It’s reported that the global penetration rate of LED headlights exceeds 60% in 2021, and is estimated to grow 31.8% to $3.51 bn in 2022. The main reason for people to upgrade their headlights to LED is road safety.
It is a golden age of LED headlight bulb market. Therefore, if you want to start your car headlight bulb business, finding a reliable headlight supplier is vital to growing your business and building your brand foundation in the automotive lighting market of your region. There’s nothing more important than finding a good LED car light bulb supplier because they control your product quality, price, packaging, and shipment, in short, they can make or break your business.
There are several online sourcing platforms to look for headlight bulb suppliers such as Alibaba, Global Sources and Made in China. But the most common method is to search on Alibaba, the world’s largest online market.
By reading this blog, we hope that you will get more ideas to find a quality partner on Alibaba to work with and avoid scammers.
You may think that every supplier is made the same. However, that’s not always the case. There are many dodgy dealers who claim that they have their factory to produce products, but they actually haven’t.
So, what’s the difference between a factory, trading company, and wholesaler? To be brief, factories are the company that produces products for the buyers directly whereas trading companies or wholesalers are defined as middlemen.
The trading company deals with a wide range of products. Mostly, they have close cooperation with factories and source a variety of products from them.
Their big advantage is that they are available to offer more variety of products and allow small MOQ. However, most entrepreneurs want to avoid trading companies as they will decrease your profit and can cause complications in your production process. If you’re really looking for a small production scale, it’s suitable to work with trading companies.
These companies are much similar to trading companies as they earn money by adding a margin to the cost of the products they sell. Wholesalers often have a warehouse for storage, which means, you’re getting products at a wholesale price.
When selecting LED headlight bulb suppliers, this type of supplier can be your target. This company often provides the services of both manufacturing the products and can export them themselves.
This type of company has its factory and knows where the raw materials of the products come from. Because they are the direct creator of the products, they can offer you very low prices on items. Therefore, they are the ideal solution if you want to work with the manufacturer directly.
When you are trying to determine if a supplier is either a factory or a trading company. The quickest way is to ask the supplier you are looking for directly. If a supplier tells you they are a trading company, then you have a decisive answer. However, if they tell you that they are a factory or manufacturer, you have better dig a little bit further.
1. To distinguish whether they are factory or not, you can open the listing and click “Profile” and then find the business type as below pictures.
2. Looking for a Verified supplier may arguably be your best choice. Companies certificated as “Verified Supplier” means that they have been inspected by a third-party inspection company. Verified suppliers have credibility in their company profile, production capabilities, products and process control. For Verified Suppliers, you will see this icon on their Alibaba profile.
You will associate mainly with manufacturers on Alibaba, but if you want to avoid the frauds and low-quality headlight bulb suppliers, you can make good use of the supplier filters.
Trade assurance is a free service offered by Alibaba, it is designed to help create trust between buyers and suppliers. Suppliers with trade assurance mean you will enjoy 100% protection of product quality and on-time shipment. If suppliers do not comply with the appointment, Alibaba will pay for the goods and you’ll get a full refund. It is a fantastic way to protect your interest and avoid scammers.
Gold Supplier is a premium membership for suppliers on Alibaba. They pay a high member fee ($10,000USD) for the gold status, which basically weeds out scammers who only use free Alibaba accounts. However, the gold suppliers’ fee does not guarantee they are reliable, or one who offers top-notch products. You could still encounter someone who doesn’t respond to you or someone who offers cheap products. Gold suppliers on Alibaba come with a box that says “Gold Suppliers”.
Finding an experienced supplier is also crucial to your business. One of the ways to find out how long they have been in business is to look at the number of years they have been a gold supplier. It is better to choose a headlight bulb manufacturer with over an eight-year gold supplier rather than a one-year gold supplier.
Manufacturers with less experience mean that the product is new to them, they are more likely to make mistakes in production and selling. They could charge you expensive processing fees while another experienced supplier has them readily quality at no additional cost. They could be over-promising and not able to deliver the goods on time.
It is recommended to select big manufactures with about over 100 employees. Headlight bulb factories with 100 or 200 workers indicate that their products are hot-selling around the world thus more labor is needed in the production.
Besides, big factories also verify that they can meet the requirement of large scale production. In this case, they can also give you quality products at a competitive price. If you want to run for a big business, they are the potential partners to work with.
We suggest to look at the supplier’s main products and product categories, you should figure out whether this company is concentrating on a specific line of product that you want to buy, or they are scattered and offering all kinds of products which make them inefficient.
For example, from the first picture, this manufacturer shows that they are more concentrated on automotive LED lighting products. It demonstrates that this manufacturer is more professional in the LED car light industry, and qualified to produce high-performance products for you.
While other supplier offers not only auto LED lighting, but also provide auto horn, wiper blade, and other car accessories.
NAOEVO, one of the best headlight manufacturers in China, will provide you with the most quality guaranteed products that make you successful in your business.
★ We provide LED headlight bulbs with a great variety of designs at a diversified price to meet the different needs of the market.
★ We provide you with high-quality LED headlight bulbs.
★ We provide you with reliable distributor support service
Established in 2006, NAOEVO is a professional manufacturer and supplier that is concerned with the design, research, development and production of automotive lighting.
From the first day of the company’s establishment, we dedicate to manufacturing first-class LED headlight bulbs that show originality. Finally, our LED bulbs such as ND, NP, GT6, Max3, S4 have received good feedbacks in the LED lighting market, and it has been well received by many customers.
ND LED bulb is not only the most stylish headlight bulbs, but also can be the brightest bulb (70W 8400LM per bulb) on the market. We designed the heat sink of ND as a spider. As spiders are considered an animal filled with mystery and power. We get inspiration from the spider by contemplating its web. We hope that customers who install ND LED headlight bulbs have a vivid imagination and have the courage to create what they want.
The design of S4 is inspired by the bullet. Bullet symbolizes tremendous power, a strong spirit, and courage in the face of difficulties. We believe that these bulbs will give you strength in your life.
We also design the S4 LED bulbs with multi-color modes (6500K white, 4300K warm white, 3000K yellow). They produce excellent brightness and standard light beam pattern in different weather conditions.
We are also proud of our design of NE LED headlight kits. We designed NE’s bottom with the shape “I” and “LOVE”. “I LOVE” expresses our expectation to the customers - live with passion and never give up what you like. NE headlight bulbs run smoothly with a power of 50W 5600LM and are designed as small as halogen bulbs.
Some other LED headlight bulbs also perform well no matter in the brightness, light beam patterns, and heat dissipation.
Unlike other cheap LED bulbs produced by factory without quality assurance. We introduce cutting-edge production equipment to ensure the quality of the products. We believe that quality is not coming from detection, it deprives from every manufacturing process. We attach great importance to every component and every step.
We use SMT machines to place surface-mount devices on to a printed circuit board precisely. By doing this, not only the production efficiency is improved, but also the components can be more aligned closer together and LED bulbs will be more compact.
We apply automatic soldering machines for the precision of the solder joint, which is much better as compared to manual soldering.
Automatic glue dispensing machine helps rising the product quality as they drip the glue stably, with no bubbles and not affected by the surrounding environment.
We have four inspection processes during LED headlight bulb production
▲Incoming quality control
Incoming quality control is crucial to predict the quality of final products. All the incoming raw materials will be checked before being used. If they are below the standard. We will send it back for further inspection.
▲Semi-product quality control
We will select qualified material for headlamp assembly, after that, we will test the bulbs to see if every part of the bulbs can work normally.
▲Finished product quality control
The quality of finished products is basic for consumers. All the finished goods are detected according to our quality standard. If they don’t meet our requirements, we will send them back to re-design, and re-testing.
▲Outgoing quality control
Before the goods leave the factory, we will put the bulbs in aging room for aging testing. All the LED bulbs will turn on for 72 hours continuously.
Do you want to set up a lucrative business and build you brand in the LED car lighting industy? We are looking for distributors around the world, and we will offer you exclusive supports to help you grow your business in your region.
We offer you the best design solution at a budget price. We provide you with customized services including logo customization, package customization, product customization and light color customization. If you have any ideas for the product design, color, or package, we strive our best to make it a reality
We insist on the principle that “one area, one distributor”. It means that we DO NOT allow multiple distributors existing in the same region. Becoming the distributor of NAOEVO, means you will have lower competition and gain more profits in your country. Becoming the distributor of NAOEVO, we are not only your manufacturer, but also your reliable partner. Becoming the distributor of NAOEVO, let us help you to succeed.
Being the agency of NAOEVO, you will also get some support and equipment such as product posters, display shelves, testing boxes, electronic albums, and local medium promotions.
We provide 24-hour after-sales service no matter when there is a problem with the products. And our professional sales teams are always there to help our customers if they have any questions.