I’m sure you do get all kinds of weather there. Yes, Colorado is known for its dry snow, as is Utah. It’s the primary reason those are two world-class ski destinations.
If you really knew about LEDs, you would know they don’t produce anywhere near as much heat as other light-producing technologies. Primarily, because they are more efficient. I have worked with LEDs in about 2/3 of my career for industrial applications, where heat was a critical factor. As an example, in one application, we created AI (artificial intelligence) vision-guided robotics to automatically sew together components of artificial heart valves. Heat induction into the process was a problem, as was the wavelength of the light. As I recall, the wavelength had to be 435nm in the violet range in order for the part to be adequately fluorescent, and the total exothermic radiant heat had to be very low. I don’t recall the value, but it wasn’t easy to meet. What we found is that although the LED diode itself gets just as hot as halogen bulbs, it occupies a tiny fraction of the surface area. And therefore, the amount of total exothermic heat from a LED light with similar light output to a halogen, measured in terms of exothermic radiance, is far less. In laymen’s terms, the LED does not heat up surrounding materials and assemblies nearly as much as halogens of similar value. A greater exothermic radiant heat figure from a light source is an indication of LESS EFFICIENCY, not greater. When it comes to LED light technology, more heat radiating from the light assembly is an indicator of lower quality, not greater. Did you not consider this when you bought your US-made Trucklights for $435 compared to the apparently more-efficient WHDZ LED “copies” for around 100 bucks? Add to that the fact that your snow is typically considerably drier than what I experienced last week, and you have a very UNscientific point.
Before you label me a pinko commie sympathizer, I do prefer buying American when it makes sense to do so. But to buy an inferior product (at LEAST in terms of efficiency) for 4-5x the cost, does not seem to make much sense now, does it? 😁
Disclaimer: Not everybody you consider to be of lower intelligence is actually as you may perceive them. People you may seek to chastise for not making choices in the same way you do, are not necessarily making their choices without thinking them through. Considering that the conditions which existed last week as described only happen maybe a couple times a year, and that it’s even less frequent that I would drive in those conditions at night, does it really make sense to spend $435 to solve a problem that, in all likelihood, might exist once every few years? Especially when there may be much simpler solutions we haven’t found yet? Especially if the $435 doesn’t actually solve the problem. Are the Trucklite units of higher or lower quality than the WHDZ? I have no idea, and neither do you. Blind loyalty is just as great a fault as ignorance, so let’s can the condescending BS, shall we?