Questions and Answers about Euro & LED Tail Lights
Q: Do I need to cut and splice wires to install your tail lights?
A: No. All of the lights that we sell come complete with the factory harness that just plugs into your vehicle.
Q: What is so special about LED Tail Lights?
A: Besides the fact that they look cool LED bulbs are up to 10 times brighter than normalátail lamps,áso visibility in greatly improved.
Q: How hard are aftermarketátail lightsáto install?
A: It is as easy as replacing your factory lights. On most vehicles you just open the trunk move the trunk liner to the side and see the 4-5 screws that hold the light housings in. After removing the screws you unplug the light harness and reverse your steps to install.
Q: What colorátail lights would look best on my car?
A: This is a tough question to answer but we recommend that if you have a dark color car you can use smoked or black tail lights. If you have a light color car or truck the clear lens or red lens looks good. Again it is up to you, itĺs your vehicle so do what makes you happy.
Euro tail lights were introduced with the creation of the Lexus IS300. Originally, euro tail lights were an exclusive feature unique to this luxury sedan, but they soon became so popular with car enthusiasts, that they were in demand for every make and model of vehicle.
In the late nineties, when the popularity of clear tail lights arose, euro tail lights were invented to meet the needs of a new market that lacked street legal clear tail lights. Models of clear tail lights existing back then did not incorporate the red reflector, which is necessary for DOT approval. Euro tail lights effectively solved this problem by introducing a design that used red reflectors and a clear housing. Today, euro lights are available for almost every make and model of car and truck. There are many benefits to these tail lights, including their easy plug and play installation, which usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Euro style tail lights also give a car a sporty look as well as a strong beam focus that makes them easy to see. Additionally, the clear casing gives them a sleek, clean look. Newer euro lights often use LED technology, which lasts longer than OEM lights; plus they are brighter, and use less of your vehicle's power. For older vehicles, the euro look with LED is still accessible via easy conversion kits.
Euro tail lights come in a variety of styles, including the standard chrome interior with red reflectors and clear casing, smoked casings, carbon fiber interiors, black interiors, and gun metal interiors to mention just a few.
Aftermarket LED Tail Lights
After purchasing a vehicle there are several aftermarket upgrades which a person can perform to give their car, truck or SUV its own unique style and look. One such aftermarket upgrade is installing LED tail lights which are designed to last longer than other types of lights and operate brighter, which makes the vehicle more visible to other drivers on the road.
LED means light emitting diode and produces light by using a semiconductor to create energy and release it in the form of light. LEDs were invented in 1927; however, there were no realistic uses for the bulbs at that time so the technology did not make any advancement until the 1960s. In the 1960s LED lights started to be used in clocks and calculators. The use as LED tail lights would still be about another forty years later but now that the technology was being used advances and improvements would be made.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s advanced in LED technology allowed for the light bulbs to be made that could produce light equivalent to 30 watt light bulbs with additional research, which led to LED light bulbs being able to produce light equivalent to 60 watt light bulbs. LED tail lights produce enough light to be seen from a distance but only use a fraction of the power to generate this amount of light.
LED tail lights remain cool as the result of not needing much power to operate and as a result LED bulbs can last a long time ranging from 25,000 up to 100,000 hours of use depending upon operating conditions. Factors such as hot environments, wet and damp conditions and always on use can shorten how many hours the LED bulbs will last. Replacing LED bulbs on certain brands of aftermarket accessories, involves just replacing the LED bulb that stopped working.
LED bulbs come in a variety of colors including red, orange blue, green, yellow, violet, infrared, ultraviolet and white. LED tail lights can use both red and white LED bulbs in their construction depending on the make and model of the vehicle. The white LED bulbs would be used for the back up or reverse lights on the vehicle, while the red LED lights would be for braking, turn signals, and night time driving.
LED tail lights are common as standard equipment on high end cars, trucks and SUVs, but anyone can purchase aftermarket accessories to upgrade their vehicle and give it the same style as these high priced vehicles. When shopping for a LED light assembly for your vehicle there are different manufacturers which use different processes, such as fusing all the bulbs to one circuit board, and when one bulb goes out the entire assembly.
Other brands of LED tail lights from other manufacturers like Spyder, Eagle Eye mounts each bulb individually so when one LEDábulb fails, the individual bulb can be replaced rather than the entire assembly. Slick Car, www.slickcar.com carries LED tail light assemblies for most models of car, truck and SUVs as well as engine, exterior, interior and other aftermarket accessories. For more information about LED light kits or other equipment or accessories call 800-780-1409.