Aftermarket Fog Lights - Car Fog Lights



If you have been driving for quite some time, you may have noticed that your headlights are often not enough when navigating through thick fog. No matter how good your headlights are, you may still face some issues, and it can raise safety concerns if you are having difficulty seeing things in the fog while driving. Fortunately, you can upgrade your car by installing aftermarket fog lights, specifically made to deal with low visibility situations, including fog, dust, snow, and heavy rains. These car lights are different from your regular driving lights because of their location, shape, colour, and instead of reflecting light off the fog, they assist you in driving safely during severe weather conditions. 

If you are looking for a fog light replacement, you have come to the right place. Machter Autoparts offer various fog lights that can help you navigate the road during harsh conditions.

How to Choose the Right Fog Lights?

Fit of the Fog Lights

Before buying fog lights replacements, you need to check the specifications and features of your vehicle’s fog lights. The aftermarket fog lights you purchase must properly fit your car. For example, make sure that your car can supply enough power to the light you choose. With some car makes and models, you may need to have a load resistor.

Longevity of the Fog Lights

It can be a huge hassle to regularly change the light bulbs of your car. Not only can it take a lot of time, but it can also be expensive. Choose ones that will last for thousands of hours, such as LED fog lights. LED lights, in general, last for a significantly longer time compared to standard light bulbs. You can even find ones that offer as much as 50,000 hours of lighting.

Wattage of the Fog Lights

One crucial factor to consider when purchasing fog lights is their efficiency. Low wattage lights use less power but are less capable of producing intense light. This means that the higher the wattage, the more intense the light it produces. However, while LED fog lights have low wattage, they’re still very effective in producing light.

Voltage or Lumens

If you are looking at purchasing LED fog lights, you will notice that they are rated by their lumens, unlike other fog lights, which are rated by their voltage. Both of them tell how bright the light is. When buying fog lights, be sure to pay attention to their lumens or voltage rating.

Cooling in Fog Lights

All types of fog lights produce heat but LED lights specifically can produce a lot of heat. If you decide to buy LED fog lights, look for one with dissipating features so that the bulbs won’t get too hot. For example, purchasing an 8,000 lumen LED bulb will produce more heat than 2,000 lumens, so you may want to get one that has a cooling feature for safety.

Beam Distance of Fog Lights 

Fog lights offer a variety of patterns and beam distances. To find the best ones for your car, choose a set that can reach a good distance with a focused ray of light. These lights should have a wide horizontal range and a short vertical range. Having a longer vertical range can blind oncoming drivers or may reflect into your eyes.

Installation of the Fog Lights

Find ones that are easy to install, especially if you are not very familiar with your vehicle. The best aftermarket fog lights often have a plug-and-play system where you can quickly connect the new bulb to the existing circuit. 

Fog Lights FAQs

How do Fog Lights Work?

Fog lights have separate switches and bulbs and can be placed on your car’s roof, bumper, or lower grill. These lights are typically angled downwards so the light won’t reflect off the snow, fog, or rain and bounce directly to your eyes.

What Colour should my Fog Lights be?

Some people believe that the best fog lights use yellow light bulbs as they offer superior performance even during heavy rain, fog and snow, and have a longer wavelength than white light. Some theory also says that yellow light causes less eye strain. But in reality, it’s all about personal preference. Many drivers are more comfortable with white or slightly blue light rather than yellow.

Can Fog Lights blind other Motorists?

Yes, they can. Fog lights are extremely bright and can blind oncoming drivers, primarily if they are not pointing in the right direction or not installed correctly.

Why shop at Machter AutoParts?

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Are you in need of LED fog lights or rear fog lights? Machter is here to provide you with the best aftermarket car lights. As your trusted and reliable auto part supplier, here at Machter, we also offer our customers a wide range of LED headlights and LED tail lights. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team on (02)7801 4933 or sales@machter.com.au.