Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How often should halogen type of Chevrolet Cobalt headlights be replaced?
Answer: In contrast to non-halogen tungsten bulbs, the degradation of halogen types isn't too noticeable before they actually fail to work. Considering this logic, it is advisable to replace the faulty bulbs only when they get burnt out. However, this situation can be dangerous when the bulbs fail to work in an instant especially when driving at night. But, there is another way to predict a halogen bulb's life span. As halogen lamps age, the light they emit become weaker, so they resemble a more yellowish tint. The yellow tint should be a signal for drivers that the lamps need an immediate replacement. Take note too that when replacing the headlights, they should be changed in pairs to avoid uneven lighting.
Is it advisable to use xenon type of headlights on the Chevrolet Cobalt?
Answer: Unlike conventional incandescent headlights, High-Intensity-Discharge (HID) xenon headlights don't use a filament to light up. With the absence of a frail filament, xenon headlights are able to last two to three times longer and still provide a stronger and more brilliant light. You see, xenon gas produces up to three times brightness as compared to halogen headlights. Additionally, they provide a more uniform intensity and definition. The downside, however, is that they operate on higher voltages, which means they are more expensive. Despite high voltages, they still take less voltage than the current headlights today. Moreover, they produce bluish white light, which gives the Chevy a classier and more sophisticated look. Since xenon headlights are colored blue, they should be a perfect fit to the Cobalt, which in literal translation is a shade of blue.
Is the use of Chevrolet Cobalt xenon headlights legal?
Answer: Yes, xenon headlights are legal in all 50 states. However, fake blue headlights are present in the market. These pseudo xenon types give off a very noticeable blue color unlike true xenon headlights that appear bluish white. These fake xenon headlights are illegal. So, be sure to buy only from trusted manufacturers and legal automotive websites.