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5 Tips to Choosing the Highest Performing Aftermarket Lighting for Your Vehicle

29 Jan , 2018  

If you’re thinking of buying aftermarket headlights, a lot of factors need to be taken into consideration.

Upgrading your headlights can be practical or aesthetic. Having headlights changed will not necessarily change the way your car looks at night, but it will definitely reduce the chances of having an accident. These lights are meant to change the look of a vehicle or to replace old worn out lights.

You need to be able to see clearly and stay out of trouble when driving, hence headlights play a very big role in achieving this goal. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing these high performing lights.

 


  1. Inspect for Leakages

Before fitting aftermarket lights, make sure you inspect them for damage such as leakage or fogging. Some aftermarket headlights are usually resealed. As such, they may look like genuine headlights but in reality, they have been tampered with by the previous owners, who then sell them to unsuspecting buyers.

 

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  1. Consider projector headlights

Projector headlights give clearer visibility during foggy or rainy weather. This also happens during daylight. Consider headlights such as the f150 led fog lights which will help to spread light evenly and also strengthen illumination.

 


  1. Understand the law on installing lights.

In some countries, upgrades are considered illegal. Check online to see what the law states in your part of the world. Some lights are manufactured strictly to be used on off-roads.

This means it will be illegal to use them for street driving. In some countries you can decide to style up your vehicle with different lights, as long as they won’t be on when driving publicly.

Doing some basic research will protect you from a hefty fine if caught disobeying the law. Legal considerations will therefore, enable you to know whether or not you want these lights. 

 

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  1. Make sure the bulbs are correct

Always ensure that you purchase compatible headlights for your vehicle. Try to consider brands that are well known, or have been recommended for your vehicle. Ensure that you upgrade to direct- replacement bulbs. Most of them are far brighter than the originals.

 


  1. Consider the cost of upgrading

Over time bulbs can dim with age, so it’s always worth upgrading or changing bulbs after 3-5 years from new.

Most aftermarket lights are cheaper, or similarly priced to the originals. For instance the f150 led fog lights are brighter and they last longer than the usual factory halogen bulbs, which makes them good value for money.

 

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Vlad Oatis-Porter is originally from mother Russia. He works as a freelance journalist for various publishing companies and devours anything tech and car related. He has been a long standing contributor to Team Carwitter and helps keep the site viable.