dodge-981659_1920Defective headlights can bring multitude of inconveniences to car owners. Car headlights that are no longer functioning properly can be the cause of accidents in nights. The problem with defective headlights is that they will blind completely and this is one of the immediate concerns for drivers. The color and brightness of the headlight matter. Drivers need to pay attention to these problems to prevent road accidents.

There are several factors that must be taken into consideration when choosing headlights for your car. Aside from understanding the headlights’ components, you should also tell the difference between reflector and projector models. You should also know the advantages of disadvantages of each type for you to find out which works best for you. It is worth checking if the headlight is compatible with your car so you can stay safe even at optimum driving conditions.

Making an online purchase of headlight has been a convenient way to find great deals and discounts on headlights. However, since you don’t get to see the actual appearance of headlights, you need to be keen on selecting the types of headlights for your car. Headlights are divided into two main categories which are sealed and composite beam. Sealed beam headlights require you to replace the entire unit once a bulb burns out. On the other hand, composite beam headlights only require you to replace the bulbs.

Most headlights these days also have projector and reflector technology. A projector headlight is capable of refocusing the reflected light and it can also direct through a lens. As a result, the stream of light is more concentrated. Projector headlights also have stylish and distinctive look. A reflector headlight has a small light source, which is surrounded by a curved reflective housing that can magnify the light’s intensity while leaving the lens and illuminating the road. A reflector headlight scatters some of the light and this can result in losing the intensity when it comes to brightness.

Although all car headlights have high, low or dipped beams, there are different types of bulbs for you to choose from. These are halogen bulbs high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

Halogen bulbs have a traditional glass bulb and filament. They are filled with a mixture of halogen gases such as argon and nitrogen, or bromine and iodine. If you are going to consider buying halogen bulbs, see to it that it does not come into contact with human skin because the oils and salt on the skin have the tendency to damage the glass, reducing its ability to withstand the high temperatures.

High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs are also referred to as xenon headlights because gas xenon is one of their components. Gas xenon is known for giving the light a distinctive blue sheen. They are also capable of eliminating the need for using traditional filament. This type of car headlight contains a capsule of xenon, two electrodes and ballast. These components are responsible for holding a circuit board. Car owners who are looking for bulbs that are more efficient can surely rely on HID bulbs.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) headlights have small light sources, which are arranged together. They can generate light once electrons pass through a superconductor material contained in the LEDs. LED can also be found in brake lights and indicators.