Sep 20 2011

Performance Lighting for High Performance Cars

It can be a shame for true car enthusiasts to see an otherwise impressive sports car driving down the highway, only to notice one lagging area that ruins the car’s initial given impression. One area that continually lags in many people’s cars, even when all other areas are superior to average car settings in their vehicles, is lighting. Poor lighting doesn’t only make a driver less safe on the road; it also detracts from the appearance of the car. If you’re still relying on all of your car’s stock lighting components, you may be hurting your car’s looks without even knowing it.

For performance car drivers, lighting should be bright to the point of overcompensating (just don’t go too overboard). One lighting technology that really illuminates the roadways well is HID lighting. High Intensity Discharge headlights come in a variety of customized colors, so you can pick out headlights in blue, purple, or even white. HIDs can last up to ten times longer than stock halogens, and they shine nearly 3x as brightly. If you hook up your sports car with some bold purple headlights that illuminate half the highway, it will be hard not to notice your car as it blazes down the road.

Tail lights shouldn’t be forgotten either, however. Many drivers are now turning to LED lights for their tail light needs, thanks to LED technology’s longevity and the light’s incredible brightness. If you’ve seen incredibly bright red tail lights on a recent car that look very modern, chances are you’ve witnessed LED tail lights in action, and they make an easy, powerful first impression.

Interior lighting is important to remember too, because you do spend quite a bit of time inside of your car as well. You can stay classy and simple with interior lights if you want, but this approach often works better on luxury passenger cars than it does on sportier vehicle types. For a sports car lighting upgrade in the interior cabin, consider flashy dash gauges with digital displays that utilize LED lights, and strip lighting that runs along either the windows or the doors. LEDs are also great for larger lighting needs, as they’re efficient but also can light most of the interior cabin without much effort (compared to the poor lighting job most stock interior car lights do).

With the use of new lighting technologies and a bit of innovative design choice, you can make your performance car have performance lighting that’s a perfect match.

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