Are my HID or LED headlights going to blind other drivers?
If your car has projector housings, this isn’t something you need to worry about. Projector housings work well with aftermarket lighting because the housings come with rungs that cut off glare and focus illumination forward in straight, clean beams.
As reflector housings are designed for 55w halogens and their lower output, adding more light may cause a slightly more glare-y effect. This is due to the stronger light bouncing off reflector housings’ curved mirrors and scattering in more directions. However, we have no intention of casting reflector housings in a bad light (pun absolutely intended). Our OPT7 Customer Support Team – yup, we actually use real people and not automated messages for that – has recorded very few incidents of anyone reporting a glare problem. And we’ve been around for quite a while.
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Question:How do I find the right bulbs for my car?Answer:No one wants to be the guy who orders a kit that doesn’t fit. Luckily, we have all the info you need to prevent that from happening.Kits are sold by bulb size; whether you’re trying to replace your headlights, fog lights, or tail lights, you’ll need to know what bulb sizes you’re [...]
Who’s driving what and where? Welcome to Garage Tours, where we shine the spotlight on you and other automotive enthusiasts around the country. Up this week… JAKE GENTRY, IG: @bigsexy_f2Introduce yourself and your ride:“I’m Jake Gentry, and I’m 21 years old from Calhoun, GA. I work in HVAC, but my passion is building trucks. This is my 2012 F250 [...]
Anyone who has spent some time shopping for aftermarket lighting knows the struggle of differentiating between legit sellers who have tested and can confirm the features they advertise, and sketchy copycats who drag-and-drop nice-sounding lines from other brands into their own listings with zero understanding of the terminology. When it comes to brightness, the go-to measurement to boast in these [...]
If you liked the original Arrow LED Sequential Turn Signals, you will love Diffused and Smoked designs. See details below and click here to get the design that fits your 6th Gen.ARROW DIFFUSEDIf you like an American-style concentrated glow over the dotted, crystal LED look more popular in Euro cars, go with Diffused – in this new design, the [...]
If you’re looking to revamp your truck with a tailgate LED bar that has all the functions you need and doesn’t look cheesy, the name “Redline” should be at the top of your wish list. As the experts behind Redline, we thought we’d give you the breakdown on each kit in the top-selling trio, so you can make sure [...]
SMART SHOPPING PSA: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE DROPPING $50 ON LED HeadlightsSo you’ve been looking for a headlight upgrade kit, and now you’ve found one for a great price – it’s not from any brand you recognize, but hey, it’s less than $50! At a glance, it seems not too different from any of the other LED kits you’re scrolling [...]
If you’ve ever tried to Google search “HID vs. LED headlights,” attempted to find out whether those new Audi laser headlights are finally legal in the US, or simply wanted to brush up on your knowledge of automotive lighting in general, this article’s for you. Read on for the ultimate breakdown of the current four players in the game – [...]
Got a FluxBeam LED Headlight Kit on the way? Did you purchase H11 bulbs? You’re in the right place – this blog post and video is going to show you what you should expect to receive in your package, how those parts connect, and the easy installation that will get you back behind the wheel in no time.If you’ve been [...]
One of the newest products to hit the OPT7 roster is the AURA Truck Bed LED Strip Kit, a fresh alternative to the LED Pod version that was released in early 2017. So which is the better method of illuminating truck beds – strips or pods? We polled a couple of our truck guys to find out their choice of kit and top [...]