Many studies have concluded that a motor vehicle with lights on during daylight hours is more conspicuous, reducing the chance of a collision and improving safety. This is why many vehicles come from the factory with headlights that come on whenever the vehicle moves forward, at full or reduced power, or with dedicated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). These lights are legally required in many localities, but rules aside, it just makes common sense that the more visible you make your car, the less chance of an accident.

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Like reflective safety equipment and apparel, DRLs were created to catch the human eye, so other motorists are aware of your presence. Vehicles that are seen are generally not the ones involved in collisions - it’s usually the vehicle that the other driver “didn’t see” that gets hit. But while by definition DRLs are meant to increase visibility during daylight hours, today they’re as much an integral part of modern vehicle styling as they are providers of illumination.

Vehicle manufacturers have embraced DRLs to make styling statements both at night as well as during daylight hours. Almost exclusively constructed with LEDs, on some vehicles the pattern they display is so distinctive that the make and model can be discerned even in pitch black darkness. But you don’t have to buy a new car or truck to get the safety and style of DRLs. No matter what you drive, you can improve your vehicle’s illumination and upgrade its appearance with a selection from the wide range of DRL kits displayed on this page. We have both application specific lights and universal fit lights that can easily be installed on any car, truck or SUV.

Our DRLs come with the LEDs encased in attractive modules in a selection of shapes or sizes and light strips that attach easily with 3M adhesive. The modules are small enough to fit easily into bumper or grille recesses, yet powerful enough to present significant illumination. The light strips come in sizes to fit specific models as well as universal strips that can be cut to fit, enabling you to be imaginative with your installation. You also have a choice of LED display as we offer lights with individual LEDs, SMD (Surface Mounted Device) LEDs, which give a segmented appearance, as well as Plasma or channel lights that have an uninterrupted display of light.

Although exact capability will vary according to brand and application, DRLs can be configured to activate according to key position, and dim or go off when the headlights are turned on. Just like on many new OE systems, we have DRLs that switch to amber and flash when the turn signals are activated. We also offer kits with light displays other than white, including red and blue. And for select factory DRL applications we offer circuit board kits that can be used to change the color of the DRLs. With a wireless remote the user can select various colors, patterns and degree of brightness. These circuit boards are designed to be direct replacements for a bolt-on installation.

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Custom Application on 2014 F-250
So after testing both I noticed one seemed brighter, but was due to one of the led strips (each strip has two slots for the led strip)in a different slot. Due to an oversight on my part the one of the flexible strips led lights now face outward and each led is now visible through the flexible rubber. I wouldn't of had this problem had the led just been installed in the same slot which is really hard to fix. I will say the one looks amazing and is visible at any time during the day and super bright at night.
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