The origins of CIPA date back to their 1926 founding in France. Today, they’re based in Port Huron, Michigan, right at the foot of the Detroit automotive industry. For nearly a decade, they have provided high quality mirrors to the aftermarket as well as providing OEM units to many of the world's leading automotive manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and Volkswagen. The ability to meet the intense demands of being an OEM supplier means a superior aftermarket product as well. Our Loyal Buyers here at CARiD have endorsed CIPA products here.
Under their EVO lighting line, CIPA has brought their OEM-supplier expertise to the table. Their halogen lighting products span the entire spectrum, literally: products from high-quality replacement-grade lights with a color temperature near OEM, to the blue and even green bulbs demanded by trendy car owners, EVO has a product. Similarly, they’ve got a wide variety of LED signal, accent and specialty products that use the latest in high-output, low-current solid-state tech.
- EVO Lighting® - Micro Flex Underbody Kit Starting at: $146.07 $146.07
- EVO Lighting® - White Truck Bed Lights Kit Starting at: $32.44 $32.44
- EVO Lighting® - Cooper-Style Switches Starting at: $31.97 $31.97
- EVO Lighting® - Formance Elite LED Interior Dome Light Starting at: $24.52 $24.52
The dominant technology in automotive headlights today is quartz-halogen bulbs. These represent the pinnacle of development since Edison baked carbon thread into a light bulb over 125 years ago. With long-lived tungsten filaments encased in a high-temperature quartz glass filled with exotic noble and halogen gases for longevity, halogen bulbs are relatively efficient in turning electricity into light. They’re also long-lasting and reasonably inexpensive to replace when they burn out. EVO lighting has replacement bulbs that range from direct-replacement styles, to brighter, whiter versions that mimic more expensive lighting technologies.
The future is coming, and it’s using an LED flashlight to find its way. LED technology is just starting to make it to the lighting market, and it’s changing everything. LED's are brighter, more efficient, far smaller and capable of a multitude of colors, including white. These revolutionary devices, more closely related to a transistor than anything else, are literally printed onto their mounting substrate. These cool-running devices draw far less current, and their tiny size allows designers to put lights in places that really haven’t been accessible before. Right now, the major uses of LED's are for turn signals, brake lights, interior and accent lighting. But full-on LED headlights are coming soon to a street corner near you. A few high-end cars already use LED's for their headlights. That technology will trickle down fast, and soon you’ll be able to install LED headlights in almost any car.