Can I Upgrade My Headlight Bulbs Myself?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020


Can I Upgrade My Headlight Bulbs Myself?


The headlights on your vehicle are one of the most important components in ensuring a safe and seamless driving experience. Upgrading to Lucas Lighting LED bulbs is a great way to ensure that, especially if you have incandescent halogen headlights or HID bulbs that are starting to fail. But how difficult is it to upgrade your headlights? Let’s take a look!


How to Find the Right Bulbs


When shopping for new bulbs, it is important to find out how much space is available behind the existing ones. Most LED bulbs have a heat sink which drives the excess heat away from the bulb preventing overheating. The length of the heat sink should be accounted for in the total length.


The next step is to determine the model of the bulb you have, such as L1, L2, or L3, in which we offer 13 variations based on your vehicle.


The last step when shopping for new bulbs is to look for a great warranty! Purchasing new bulbs for your vehicle is an investment, and knowing that the company you purchased from will stand behind its products protects your investment. At Lucas Lighting LED, we offer a 1 year warranty if customer-installed or a 3 year warranty if installed by one of our retailers.


Replacing Automotive Headlight Bulbs


The process of replacing headlights is relatively easy, however, the level of difficulty does vary from vehicle to vehicle. For example, SUVs are, in most cases, easier than smaller SUVs or cars since there is a significant amount of space under the hood. Generally speaking, you would not need tools to replace your headlights. You can remove the wire harness, twist the bulb, and remove it from the assembly.


For smaller SUVs or cars, you may need basic hand tools, such as a screwdriver and a basic socket set (both available for under $20), as you may need to remove the engine air filter box in order to gain access to the back of the headlight assembly. By following the outlined step-by-step guide and photos provided by your vehicle owner’s manual, the entire upgrade process can usually be completed in an hour.


Quality-Priced Products


A set of bulbs for $30 does sound like a great deal, but can you trust the information it provides? It is important to think about what your $30 actually buys you or not; accurate amount of lumens, water-resistant product, durability, replacement time if it fails, out-of-country shipping if there is a defect, and warranty.


Remember, your headlights are one of the most important components in ensuring a safe and seamless driving experience. With Lucas Lighting LED, you’re not just buying headlights, you're investing in quality-priced products to ensure you just that.


If you are shopping for high-quality, high-performance LED upgrade bulbs for your car, truck, motorcycle, ATV or side-by-side, we invite you to visit our website or one of our retail partners around the country. You can find a mobile electronics retailer who carries our products using the dealer locator on our site.


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