Buying a new car today is confusing enough, even more so when it comes to picking the right headlight technology. Should you stick with the base halogen offering in a lot of entry-level cars, or should you spend a little extra to opt for LED lighting technology?

Or, if it’s available, should you pay more for matrix LED lighting or even space age laser lighting technology?

We’ve done the hard work for you and tested all the latest lighting technology available on the market to see which you should choose.

You can watch a detailed video of our testing above, or read an independent analysis, along with the pros and cons of each type of car headlight technology here.