Inspecting the Lights of your Vehicle

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Inspecting the Lights of your Vehicle

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It is important to make sure your vehicle is as safe as it can be, and that safety also includes checking the blinkers, headlights and taillights. These are an important safety feature on your vehicle that can sometimes be overlooked. While checking your headlights can be easy, you should always find a safe place to park, and then get out to make sure your headlights, parking lights, and even blinkers are working properly. While doing this, you can check the taillights as well.

 

Light-emitting diode, or LED light bulbs provide higher visibility at night, which will help ensure better safety for everyone involved. They often double or triple the range of standard lights used. LED lights are built with several light bulb systems rather than the single bulb in other fixtures. LED lights also help to make vehicles easier to spot in the dark by drivers that are following behind them. From a safety standpoint alone, LED lights greatly improve overall night driving. These lights also require only a minimum amount of energy to function, which creates less strain on the electrical system. Unlike traditional incandescent counterparts, LED lights are less susceptible to breaking because they do not have the filament and the heat they produce is at a higher concentration. The initial cost for LED lights is slightly higher, but in the long run the cost pays for itself. They last longer which means you will have to replace the bulbs less often.

Besides LED bulbs, you can use Halogen bulbs for your vehicle’s lights. The halogen bulb’s tungsten filament is contained inside an atmospheric vacuum so it burns at a much higher temperature than others. It also generates a whiter light, which is also brighter. The filament is also strengthened because of the bromine and iodine that are inside the bulb. Halogen bulbs perform at a higher and consistent output throughout their lives.

 

If you have a blinker that goes out, it could be dangerous for everyone. If this happens, vehicles around you will not know when you are turning, which can lead to an accident. If you have both taillights or both headlights go out at the same time other drivers on the road are impaired and it is unsafe for all parties. Making sure your lights are working properly can save your life as well as those around you.

 

 

 

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