If you're reading this, you've realized something that few people have: that your headlights are not operating at their fullest potential. You want more, don't you? If only for the added safety it brings. Now, the thing is that conversion is not a very straightforward kind of thing. There are few things that you need to know in order to get the selection process right.
A question of legality
Before you even start to dream of lighting up the night with those new headlights, you have to make sure that your headlights are actually legal for use. Generally, the range is roughly between 4100k and 6000k-the lower edge of the range covering whites and the higher edge covering bluer tints. Don't worry, though, it isn't actually as complicated as all that.
In fact, with many online retailers or reputable brick and mortar stores, you can guarantee legality-just look for Department of Transportation stickers and certification. The reason we mention reputation of retailers here is because, being honest, it's easy to fake stickers and tags! The smart shopper always goes for trusted names in retail.
And now we talk about fit
So you finally figured that the lights you want are perfectly legal, now the thing to consider is whether or not they even fit your vehicle at all. Three things are at play here that you need to match: year, make, and model. You have to get all three matched up perfectly. If there's one thing consistent in automotive development, it's that the front face of the car will always be changing constantly-to get this fit wrong is to basically waste money.
The final word
If you notice, we didn't go much into the actual type of lighting involved. That's because all the ones out there-xenon, HID, 4-high, colored or otherwise-offer the same illumination enhancement in essence. Besides, truth be told, not all are compatible with the available wiring in your car and might even prove incompatible. Go for legality and fit, and you cannot stray too far from the correct path.