Aftermarket Headlight Replacement
A car’s headlight stands as one of the most prominent features. Along with allowing you to see in low-light conditions, your headlights play a big part in your car’s appearance. Whether they aren’t bright enough, damaged, or look bad, you should consider having a headlight replacement.
Whether you need a bulb replacement or a new headlight assembly, ProCarSound&Security can get the job done.
Replacing Your Headlight Assembly
Sometimes simply changing your bulbs isn’t enough. You might want to have a headlight assembly replacement for numerous reasons.
- Aging. With age, your assembly will eventually suffer heavy hazing and UV deterioration.
- Damage. If your housing has been cracked and allows water to get inside, it would make sense to have your entire headlight assembly replaced.
- Aesthetics. The versatility of technologies such as LED lights has allowed aftermarket headlight manufacturers to create unique assemblies.
Regardless of the reasoning, our experienced team can perform a headlight assembly replacement without issues. If you require a more simplified headlight bulb change, our team can guide you through the different lighting options.
Types of Car Headlights
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The most significant difference between aftermarket headlight replacements is the different types of bulbs. Over the decades, it has improved with bulb technology durably. Below we’ve outlined the different types of headlight bulbs you may encounter.
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Halogen lights are still the most common headlights on today’s cars. In cars, halogen lights work on similar principles to household bulbs. In household bulbs, a filament sits inside of vacuum container. Electricity passes through the filament and heats it to the point of glowing. The vacuum helps slow the oxidative damage done to the filament. However, the filament will eventually burn out, and a headlight replacement will be required.
Halogen headlights improve on this design by placing a larger filament in a vacuum seal and adding a mixture of bromine and iodide gas.
These gases do a better job at preventing oxidative damage and allow the filament to glow brighter.
However, these headlights tend to produce a slightly yellow color. They are bright enough for most driving situations and are the cheapest car headlights. However, they aren’t aesthetically pleasing to most. Additionally, due to the heat they produce, they will not last as long as options like LED headlights.
HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlights are also referred to as Xenon headlights. Instead of passing electricity through a filament, HID car headlights feature two electrodes in a glass housing. This housing is filled with xenon gas and other metal particles such as mercury.
When an electric current is passed through the two electrodes, the arc heats up surrounding gas and metals. The mixture results in a brilliant glow that makes xenon headlights almost unmistakable. The light produced by these lamps extends far past what a halogen bulb can produce. Instead of a yellow hue, the light emitted will have a light blue tint.
Since there is no filament to burn out, Xenon headlights will last for much longer than halogen headlights, but this is balanced by their higher costs.
LED (light-emitting diode) lights have become the prevalent lighting technology in many aspects of our lives, and car headlights are no different. As with HID lights, these lights do not use a filament that can burn out. Instead, energy is passed through a semiconductor, and through the process of electroluminescence, the LED bulb emits light.
LED headlights are an improvement in almost every aspect over the previous car technologies.
They can output varying levels of bright white light without warming up. Additionally, very little heat is produced at the light source, giving LED headlight bulbs incredible longevity. Thanks to their smaller design, aftermarket car headlight manufacturers can arrange them in unique shapes within the headlight housing, allowing your car to have a different look after replacing a headlight assembly. Thanks to the technology’s versatility, you can also find headlights that emit colors other than white.
Price-wise, these headlights are typically more expensive than halogen lights but less expensive than xenon lights.
Laser car headlights are far from widely available, but they are still worth mentioning as an upcoming technology. Rather than using electroluminescence, laser headlights use chemiluminescence. The structure of a laser headlight features a chamber filled with phosphorus gas. Directed at this chamber are multiple lasers. When hit by these lasers, the phosphorus begins a chemical reaction that results in light being emitted.
This technology can produce light 1000 times brighter than an LED while using half the power. However, they do get much hotter and are prohibitively expensive. It’s unlikely that you will come across many aftermarket car headlights with this technology, but it may become more common in the future.
Get A New Headlight Installation Done Today
If you are looking for a headlight replacement near you and live in the Boston area, bring your car down to ProCarSound&Securty. Our trained technicians are highly proficient in car lighting and can handle any headlight replacement.
Whether you require a simple bulb change or a new headlight replacement, we provide the best service. If you have questions regarding car headlights or want to schedule an installation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our talented team.