Do your headlights work adequately?

When we go outside, we rarely find ourselves in complete darkness on the road because of there are lights from in all directions. The lights illuminated from buildings and other vehicles will brighten our path. The illumination we can get is mostly the light from vehicle, especially from the headlights. However, if you turn on your headlights to brighten your path and found yourself in a dark place, I think you maybe have to check your headlight and confirm whether there are some problems occur to your headlights.



Just what we know, there are three types of headlights bulbs: halogen, HID and LED. HID headlights are the most commonly used automotive lights nowadays. Halogen lights were found on 80 percent of all vehicles. Although high beams improved visibility by 28 percent, they were only adequate for safe driving at speeds of up to 48 miles per hour. But the HID headlights can see 25 percent further, and the lighting was only sufficient at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. Many factory stock headlights contain HID headlight bulbs.


However, with the increasing popularity of the LED technology, the LED headlights are increasingly become the first choice for many vehicle owners because of their features of lower power consumption and high light transmission.


Sometimes, older headlights would provide even less visibility than the brand new ones. This is because headlights suffer wear and tear over time. This diminishes their light output, while making them more likely to cause a blinding glare that interferes with other drivers’ ability to see. Dirt built-up also results in a lower light output.


If you drive your vehicle on the road frequently and know your headlights are not too bright to protect, there are some things you can do:

  1. Clean your headlights regularly, even if you don’t want to wash your car frequently.
  2. Hire a professional mechanic to inspect your headlights at least once a year.
  3. Replace your stock headlight with custom headlights with higher performance. LED projector headlights have a smaller reflector than standard headlights and help improve the sharpness of the illumination, some top brand like Auxbeam Lighting, will provide you with brighter illumination.

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