Going high-speed on the highway is extremely dangerous without well-functioning headlights--what more if you do that during a harsh weather. Aside from risking your vehicle and life, you also get to spend a few dollars for the fine in case you get pulled over by a traffic enforcer. But these scenarios are very easy to prevent if you will only keep your headlights in good condition at all times. Well, they must have working bulbs, of course, and they must have the right low and high beam configuration. The headlights must also be white and illuminate a good 300 feet of the road ahead. If yours are yellowed and scratched, then it must be time to replace them. IPCW is one of the brands you might try, but before buying its product, let us put it first under scrutiny.
- Made of plastic composite
- With crystal diamond design
- With crystal-clear finish
- Without bulbs
- Carries a six-month IPCW limited warranty
We tested this component on a Hyundai Sonata and a Maybach 57, and here is what we have to say:
- We appreciated the good construction of the headlights. The crystal material was thick and quite polished.
- The component fit nicely to the mounting location. The installation took only thirty minutes for each vehicle.
- We drove the Sonata and the 57 at around nightfall in order to see how the lights would look like. The headlights registered bright, white light as far as 200 feet or so. We noticed that HID lights worked better with this product.
- We sprayed water on to the headlights to see if the inside would get wet. We were convinced that these headlights would take longer to cloud up compared with the old ones removed from the two vehicles.
- The product should have come with an installation manual that would provide tips for buying the compatible bulbs for the headlight and for wiring the entire system correctly.
- The height and side-to-side orientation of the low beam was not adjustable. The wiring cables for the high beam and low beam were pre-installed backwards, so we had to correct that as well. Also, when we lit the headlights and set them to the low beam, we saw some blackout spots at a 30-foot distance, which was unimpressive.
With a competitively mid-range price, this IPCW headlight is a good replacement candidate for your worn ones. You just need to be knowledgeable about light bulb combinations, wiring, and beam configurations in order to go through the installation process without stress.