The lifespan of a car’s headlights depends on the type of light bulb used. Typical headlights that use halogen bulbs can last anywhere between 500 up to 100 hours of use while LED bulbs can light up the road for up to 30,000 hours. With the difference in lifespans, it can become very hard to determine if your Mercedes r107 euro headlights are due for replacement.
Since no one wants to find themselves without headlights while driving at night, it is important to spot the signs that the lights are about to give in. Here are the most obvious telltale signs that your headlight assembly should be replaced soon:
Sign #1: Lights Start To Dim
Much like the light bulbs at home, the Mercedes r107 Euro headlights start out as very bright. They will light up the road and give you clear visibility, even when there are no street lights for miles. One very obvious sign that the headlights are nearing their last hours is when it begins to dim.
The dimming of the lights can be hard to notice as this will gradually happen over time. When you find yourself squinting, even when the headlight settings are at their highest, it is time to get the assembly replaced before it loses all of its brightness.
Sign #2: Flickering Lights
There are many reasons why your headlights are flickers. This could be because the bulbs have reached their limit or it can be due to faulty wiring. No matter the cause of the flickering, one this remains true: the assembly needs replacing. Driving on a dark road with flickering headlights is very dangerous and asking for trouble. Everyone, including yourself and other motorists, will find the flickering of the lights very distracting.
Don’t wait until you are in the middle of a long drive to get your flickering headlights replaced because then it will be too later.
Sign #3: Dead Lights
There is no clearer sign that you have put off the replacement of the lights to the last minute when you find yourself dead in your tracks without a light source in front. Yes, you may be able to use the signal lights to alert other cars of your presences, but they will likely not see the small blinking lights until it is too late.
In case the headlights don’t light up at all, replacement is needed at right away. Never ever drive on the road without headlights as this will put you and everyone else in danger. Plus, this is a good way to get yourself arrested.
Carry Extra Bulbs
Sometimes the headlights can just give up for no reason and with no warning. To avoid putting yourself at risk and driving without headlights at night make sure you have extra bulbs as a part of your emergency kit. Most drivers don’t carry around extra bulbs thinking this type of car emergency won’t happen to them, but they are wrong. A responsible driver is prepared for just about any type of car emergency.
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