Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Apart from switching to LED tail lights, are there any other tail light customization options for the Mazda Tribute?
Answer: A few other ways to customize the MazdaTribute tail lights include Altezza or Euro-style tail lights, fiber optics combined with LED tail lights, halo tail lights, and even tail light covers. While fiber optics and halo tail lights also utilize LEDs, they still provide a different futuristic effect compared to ordinary LED tail light styles. Euro-style or Altezza tail lights can use either incandescent bulbs or LEDs as a light source. This style of tail lights usually uses a clear, red, or black outer lens with a cluster of smaller lights inside. Lastly, tail light covers are just stick-on plates that can instantly update the look of the Mazda Tribute tail lights without having to modify the existing ones too much.
Are there any laws regarding tail light customization on a Mazda tribute?
Answer: Since they are not used for forward illumination, tail lights have less severe regulations compared to headlights. However, it is strictly specified that all tail lights should either be red, amber, or anywhere in between them in color. This is why many vehicles with heavily tinted or smoked tail lights get pulled over. However, if the Mazda Tribute has smoked or tinted tail lights but the light emitted is still noticeably red or amber and are bright enough to be seen from 1,000 feet, there shouldn't be any legal problems.
What are the advantages of Mazda Tribute LED tail lights over ordinary incandescent tail lights?
Answer: One of the most useful advantages of LED tail lights is that they reach full brightness way faster than ordinary incandescent bulbs. While 0.2 to 0.3 seconds don't seem like it would matter much, this small time difference can mean a lot for vehicles that are travelling at really fast speeds on a highway. Apart from faster light-up, LED Mazda Tribute tail lights also consume less power and last so much longer than incandescent tail lights so there's no need to change them as much. Even though they initially cost more, their longer lifespan usually makes up for that.