Lighting Upgrades for Fast Cars
If you like to drive fast, and have a car that’s equipped with enough speed boosters that you can blaze down any road faster than the rest of traffic, you’ll want lights that can keep up. Sure, no car can travel faster than light (that’s why the speed of light hasn’t been breached by man yet), but still, there are clearly inferior and superior automotive lighting technologies at work on different cars. Driving fast makes you more difficult to notice on the road, just when you need people to pay the most attention to your car. So if you insist on driving fast, at least make sure you have car lights that meet your needs.
For starters, the headlights need to be bright and easy to see. While halogens work fine for most drivers, HID headlights are exceptionally brighter (up to 3x as bright) and also provide for greater peripheral vision. So if you need to see all sides around you more clearly, this is the lighting technology you want to use. Plus, with HIDs, you can customize the color of your car’s headlights. So if you want bold blue headlights that will make everyone’s head turn, you’ll be sure to be noticed as you fly by others down the road.
But headlights aren’t the only essential lighting components on your car that need to be noticed. Tail lights, in particular, are crucial. Whenever a driver steps on the brakes or slows his car down, the tail lights light up to notify drivers to the car’s rear. Without this signaling, another driver can mistakenly assume you’ve maintained your initial speed, and not notice the difference in speed until it’s too late to avoid a collision. Seeing as though no one wants to crash on the road, using brighter tail lights, such as those that use LED lights, makes a lot of sense.
Driving like a speed demon has both its positives and its negatives. What matters, in the end, is that everyone on the road is safe, no matter the speed of the cars on the road. With appropriate lighting technology, even a passenger car that’s practically a racecar on the road can be safer, so be sure to replace any dated or ineffective car lights with new ones as recommended. And if you decide to use your stock lights still, make sure they’re in great shape before using, and check them regularly for damage or wear.