There is more to a vehicle's headlights than simply illuminating the road ahead. You also have to consider how far you'll be able to see or in what kind of weather can the lights illuminate. These are just some of the things you need to check first before purchasing a new set of headlights. We've installed a Replacement headlight on our Nissan Altima to see if its performance is up to par with the vehicle's lighting needs.
- DOT and SAE apporoved
- OE-comparable, composite-type headlights
- Features a clear lens made of durable plastic
- Backed by a 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty
- The Replacement headlight looks exactly like the original part it replaced. The headlight's OE-comparable style matched the vehicle's exterior look perfectly, which made it hard to tell whether or not the stock headlights were even replaced.
- As the part came with all the necessary attachments and fixtures, such as 3 wing nuts, 2 adjusters, and a plug-in lamp cord, this part fits like a glove, which made installation a breeze.
- The mounting bracket, which is usually sold seperately from the headlight, was also included with the part. This allowed us to save on purchasing additional brackets, which were priced at $100 each.
- The headlight's Halogen bulbs also brought the needed upgrade in terms of brightness. During our test-drive, it was also observed that the new Replacement headlights provided better lighting in unlit roads as compared to the original parts.
- Although the new Replacement headlight provided a brighter beam, its projection was slightly poor and inadequate. A metal shield in front of the bulb seems to be the cause of the impaired light projection. A better design would have improved the headlight's lighting range.
- The adjustment screws included with the part were obviously made from cheaper materials as compared to the rest of the components. It also didn't have the same driver bit size, which made adjusting a bit difficult.
- During installation, the part had one tab broken off the bottom. We debated on whether to continue installing the part or not. After much deliberation, we put in the headlight with only 1/8 of the tab left. It fit into the brace position and held its place all throughout our test-drive.
The Replacement headlight is a good and fitting replacement that can rival any OEM part. This is especially true when it comes to fit and brightness. At half the price, you can get brighter and better-looking headlights for your vehicle when you go for these. The only downfall with the Replacement headlight is the quality of its construction. Although it is made of durable plastic, other attachments which hold the part in place are made from less durable material as compared to an OEM headlight. However, the considerable difference in price between a Replacement headlight and an OEM one more than makes up for a few kinks in the part's hardware.