Installing a set of driving lights onto your vehicle can range from a one hour exercise to a traumatic ordeal that could end up ruining your weekend and result in an intervention by an auto electrician. If the auto electrician happens you be your mate, then a case of beer may be all it costs. If not, the alternative is $200 or more. Here are some tips to spare you this ordeal.
Mounted on the front of your vehicle, driving lights are exposed to environmental extremes of rain, dust, and grit in everyday use, and even higher levels of contaminants when driving off-road. Confronted with these conditions, exacerbated by speed, vibration, and extremes of heat and cold, it’s important to have confidence that your lights can handle anything that life on the road throws at them.
Fitting driving lights are one of the best modifications you can make to your vehicle. Better visibility improves safety by giving you more time to react, as well as by reducing fatigue. But how do you choose the best lights for your needs? Not all lights are created equal, and not all performance claims use the same measurements.