If the headlight assemblies on your car or truck have become damaged, weather-worn, or simply dull and uninteresting to look at, there’s a wealth of aftermarket headlights replacement choices that will add a great deal of visual wow and stance to the front of your vehicle – at a lower cost than you might think. Aftermarket headlamp assemblies on the market today tend to be grouped into five main designations: “Projector” style, “Halo” style, “LED” style, “Euro” style, and “Factory” style. This can lead to confusion, because “Halo” style headlamp assemblies may also be equipped with projector lights and LED bulbs. Or, “Euro” style headlight assemblies may be equipped with halo rings, projector lights, and LEDs… or they may not be. To try to help you make a more efficient and productive search through the variety of styles offered, we’ve attempted to explain what each of the styles is best known for below. It’s important to remember that when features that define different styles overlap, the feature that’s most noticeable to the eye is the one that consistently wins out. We’ve left off xenon headlight assemblies because what makes them different is more than just stylistic. Xenon headlights operate using high voltage electrical arcs, and require the addition of separate igniters, wiring, and computer controls to function.
PROJECTOR STYLE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
HALO HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
LED STYLE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
EURO STYLE HEADLIGHTS
FACTORY STYLE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY
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