The aftermarket headlights are an inexpensive way to mod my vehicle. They have projectors and halos. Why not?
Aftermarket halo projector headlights are a downgrade to your stock housings, that is why not.
Bulbs are quite smaller with much less usable luminosity than the stock halogen bulbs.
– Well, I can put an hid kit or led on it to make it brighter.
Wrong, the projectors will highly limit the power and create too much glare and they cutoff is plain bad.
Projectors are made for halogen bulbs proving to be already a lower source for reliable light output and uneven light distribution on the road. More glare with less “driving lights”.
Halos and led bulbs used in the aftermarket projector headlights are the lowest / oldest style grade and quality and provide the least looks and show. “Halos” are achieved by two small old school diodes pointing out on each direction to give away a slight glow on the diffuser ring. Led bulbs usually have lower quality than your local auto part store for example. Aftermarket headlights will give away the impression of a cheaper, more trashed out and low quality vehicle.
Overall quality on aftermarket headlights is not close to the OE headlight manufacturing standards that will turn the front end of your vehicle to an older looking one after just a few car washes.
Using smaller and less visible marker reflectors trying to achieve a cleaner look adds up easily to higher side impact crashes from the lack of reflection and smaller time response needed to stop on time to avoid a crash.
“Better looks” will bring you less visibility on these aftermarket halo projector headlights.