Can I Upgrade My Headlight Bulbs Myself?


Aside from your tires, the headlights on your car or truck are a crucial component in ensuring that your vehicle can be operated safely. If you have incandescent halogen headlights, or HID bulbs that are starting to fail, upgrading to Lucas Lighting LED bulbs is a great way to make driving safer. Many of our customers ask how hard it is to upgrade headlight bulbs themselves. Let’s look at what’s involved.


Replacing Automotive Headlight Bulbs

In most vehicles, replacing a headlight bulb is relatively easy. Often, no tools are required. You can remove the wire harness, then twist the bulb and remove it from the assembly. The level of difficulty varies from vehicle to vehicle. In most cases, SUVs are the easiest as there is a significant amount of space under the hood.


In smaller SUVs or cars, you may need to remove the engine air filter box to gain access to the back of the headlight assembly. This is usually an easy task that can be completed with basic hand tools. If you have a screwdriver set and a basic socket set (both available for under $20), then you’ll be good to go. The entire upgrade process can usually be completed in less than an hour, and your vehicle owner’s manual often outlines the process with photos and step-by-step instructions.


What to Look for When Purchasing LED Headlight Bulbs

You’ll want to keep a few things in mind when shopping for new bulbs for your vehicle. First, take a look at how much space is available behind the existing bulb. Most LED bulbs have a heat sink that adds to the total length. Next, confirm the type of bulb you have. We offer 13 different variations. Finally, look for bulbs with a great warranty. Knowing that the company will stand behind its products protects your investment.


How Good Are Those $29 Bulbs?

Are cheap bulbs worth it? $30 for a set of bulbs sure seems like a good deal when looking at a website. The problem is, can you trust the information provided? Are they really 10,000 lumens? Are they genuinely water-resistant? What warranty do they include? Do the bulbs have to be shipped to China if there is a defect? How long does it take to replace a bulb if it fails? We’ll leave you to ponder whether the time and energy risk are worth the reward.

Lucas Lighting LED Headlight Upgrade Bulbs.


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.


Always check your local state laws for regulations and safety before purchasing headlights.

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