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Car headlight life span and replacement

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How long do headlights last on average? The standard response to the question about when to replace headlights is there is no standard response to the question.

Headlights go out for a myriad of reasons. One must take into account advances in lighting technology, and the amount of time a person spends driving with the headlights on.

The best way to know when to replace headlights is obviously when one has gone out. Let’s go over some tips for how you can be a little more proactive.

how often should headlights be replaced? The answer to this question depends on the type of headlights your car has. And what are the types of headlights? There are 4 main types of headlights currently used on today’s vehicles, including:

Tungsten halogen headlights (standard lights) Tungsten halogen headlights are the long-running standard headlight type. They are named after the components that create light in the bulb: a tungsten filament housed in inert gases/halogens (which keep the filament from staining the bulb’s glass).

Pros: Halogens emit a warm, yellow light and can be brightened or dimmed. They are the least expensive option available and are used almost everywhere, making them easy and cost-effective to replace.

Cons: Halogen bulbs last for about 2 years on average, a much shorter lifespan than other bulbs on the market. The light emitted by a halogen bulb also dims long before it goes out. The bulbs are also sensitive to heat and consume the most energy out of the 4 main types of headlights source Cookip.

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