Changing lanes and turning around corners can be especially difficult at night, so much so that some motorists often miscalculate the space or miss the mark. This often leads to fender benders and low-speed collision accidents. This could be avoided by turning on the vehicle's corner lighting. These lights make it easier to spot vehicles even at oblique angles.
With a bright corner light set, other motorists can track your position more easily, so they can keep a safe distance. So if yours have cracked, turned yellow, or become blurry, then there's no good reason why you shouldn't replace these right away.
Getting new corner lights
When getting new corner lights, the first thing you have to consider is whether you're simply looking for an OE-comparable replacement or you want upgrade to an aftermarket corner light set. A direct-fit OE replacement comes in the same specifications as the factory-installed corner lights, while aftermarket corner lighting solutions are available in a wider array of colors and designs, depending on your vehicle. These lights may come in different colors or effects like amber, smoke, or clear. You also have the option for Euro or diamond style corner lighting to match other automotive lighting upgrades. Corner lights can sport a simple, practical design or lend a clean, modern style to your car's front end.
NOTE: These lights may or may not include bulb/s. The included bulbs can be LED or halogen. Be sure to check these before you order a piece for the passenger or driver side or get a complete set.
Corner lights may be installed right beside the headlights or positioned on the fender's side or on the quarter panel. These can also be integrated into the bumper. Make sure that the new corner light set will fit into your vehicle's lighting system. Some lights are specially engineered to match factory specifications and even retain the OEM hardware. Some upgrades are custom-designed to fit a specific year, make, and model, making it easy to install aftermarket lights in place of factory-installed lighting. With custom-fit replacement parts, you won't have to rewire, splice, or solder any lighting component. You can easily plug and play.
Don't just focus on the design and color of the corner lights. You also have to consider other important details. Are the corner lights DOT- and/or SAE-approved? Are they street-legal in your state? You have to choose the color and corner light design not only based on enhanced exterior styling but also for improved visibility. Some corner lighting packages even offer UV protection and come with bulbs that won't easily burn out.