Advantages of HID Headlights on Lifted Trucks
Unlike typical passenger cars that tend to be on the more fuel efficient side, trucks and SUVs have no such luxury. Ineffective lighting system equipment can be detrimental to a vehicle’s overall fuel economy and drivers of lifted trucks and SUV’s can’t afford to waste any energy. Using HID headlights can make your lifted truck lighting system operate more efficiently and can take advantage of the numerous additional benefits provided by HID lights.
HIDs not only last up to 10x as long as standard halogen headlights due to their increased efficiency, they can also shine up to 3x as brightly. That’s like paying for a hamburger and getting served a New York steak! Pair these gains with benefits such as improved peripheral vision at night, enhanced reflection off important road notices, and more natural light production, and you’ll see how HID headlights were designed to outperform halogens.
On a lifted truck or SUV, you’ll need to be extra careful when adapting your vehicle’s HIDs for use on the road. HID headlights must aim a fair amount lower than typical headlights, as when aimed at the usual target they can be blinding to oncoming traffic. As lifted trucks and SUVs sit higher off the road than your standard passenger car, the aiming adjustment must be made even more carefully. Though this isn’t a difficult feat to accomplish, it’s something that must be accounted for in order to maintain safe driving experiences for everyone.
Plus, there’s something about installing HIDs on a big truck or SUV that gels well with the larger builds and versatile designs of these vehicles. Since HID headlights can be customized by color, you can match up a pair of fierce blue or purple headlights with your bright green or yellow H2 for a wild and bold color scheme. You can also use vivid white HIDs on a huge white F250 for some impressive color matching. Considering that trucks and SUVs often have less visual variance when compared to the number of different passenger car designs out there, HID headlights can help you set your big truck or SUV apart from the pack.