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Headlights

Before buying new headlights (or headlamps), there are a few things you should know about them.

Most cars today use halogen bulbs. Halogen provides a brighter beam than the old fashion incandescent bulbs and sealed beam lights of the past.

The latest bulb technology is High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights -- you'll recognize them as the "blue" headlights, and they are also called "xenon" lights because of the gas used inside them. These bulbs provide even stronger light while drawing less electricity. However, performance is rarely without cost -- HID lights can run four to five times as much as halogen.

Down the road, look for LED lights to make an appearance as they have already in the flashlight market.

By the way, remember that headlights are designed for which side of the road the car travels on, so be sure to buy the appropriate headlights for your country.



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