Change Bulbs in Pairs for Balanced Brightness
It seems counterintuitive to change a perfectly working bulb, but when it comes to headlights, if it’s time to change one bulb, it’s time to change both. Headlights come in pairs for a reason, and in order to keep your car illuminating the road as effectively as possible, it’s not enough to have one bright bulb and one not-so-bright bulb leading the way.
According to technology company Philips, “Headlight bulbs put out less light as they age. That means that old bulb is giving you less nighttime visibility that you’d have with two new bulbs. Putting in a new pair gives you all the lights you should be getting for maximum driving safety for you and your family.”
If one of your headlights has burned out, the clock is ticking on the other one, according to the experts at Philips.
“Don’t leave yourself stranded at night driving with one headlight. It’s not safe, and it can get you an expensive ticket,” warn Philips’ experts. “Two new bulbs are brighter, so you see further and get a balanced view on the road.”
Changing bulbs in two saves time and money, adds the experts at Philips.
“When you change in pairs, installation is ‘one and done.’ Change both bulbs and you won’t have to worry about getting under the hood to replace bulbs again for quite a while,” according to Philips’ experts.
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Not to mention, switching out a car’s headlights is a simple task—just like replacing a lamp bulb—according to Road & Travel Magazine.
“National auto parts stores and mass merchants carry a variety of replacement headlights. Shoppers should check the bulb package for labels such as ‘100 percent street legal’ and ‘high performance halogen’ to ensure that the product they purchase is safe and can deliver the performance they need,” according to Road & Travel Magazine.
For optimal and balanced lighting, replace your car’s headlights in pairs, and well before one or both leave you in the dark.