HIGH-QUALITY TAIL LIGHTS
We offer a wide range of tail lights with several different functions and designs for all kinds of automotive vehicles, including cars, trucks, and trailers.
WHAT ARE TAIL LIGHTS?
The tail lights are the red lights on the back of a car, pickup truck, or other type of vehicle. A vehicle needs to have at least two tail lights, and it is essential that the lighting works on both the right and left sides so as not to pose a traffic hazard. Tail lights have an essential safety function and are lawfully required on all cars,pickup trucks, and other vehicles. Tail lights can inform other road users of your vehicle´s position and direction.
DO I NEED TAIL LIGHTS?
Yes, it is required by law to have working tail lights on your vehicle. Tail lights are an essential safety feature that alerts other drivers to your presence on the road, especially at night or in low light conditions.
Tail lights help prevent accidents by making your vehicle visible to other drivers.
They are helpful in areas with large amounts of traffic, such as cities where drivers must frequently stop for red lights and crosswalks or where vehicles travel close to each other. Tail lights are also crucial on country roads and highways, where the lack of street lights makes the roads darker than in the cities. When driving at night, the tail lights improve your car’s nighttime visibility
Without tail lights, you increase the risk of being involved in a collision, and you may also be subject to traffic violations and a fine for driving with non-functional lights.
HOW DO I USE TAIL LIGHTS?
To use tail lights, you typically do not need to do anything special once they are installed and functioning correctly. Tail lights are designed to turn on automatically when you turn on your vehicle’s headlights. Once the tail lights are on, step out of the vehicle and check the brightness of the lights to make sure they are bright enough to be easily visible to other drivers.
Keeping your tail lights clean and clear of debris or dirt is essential. If you have dirty or foggy tail lights can decrease their effectiveness and make it more difficult for other drivers to see your vehicle.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR TAIL LIGHTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE?
Strands LED tail lights are not only attractive to look at. They are often equipped with several functions, such as brake lights, reversing lights, and indicators. The functions are often combined. Strands also offer single-function lights where the light has a function, such as a tail light.
TAIL LIGHTS FOR CARS, TRUCKS, AND OTHER VEHICLES
Strands have a wide range of LED tail lights that are reasonably priced and suitable for cars, trailers, trucks, work vehicles, and others. The tail lights are high quality and adapted for 12V or 24V or in a full range, such as 9-36V. The tail lights are also an essential part of the vehicle´s design and come in different styles to match the look and style of the vehicle. All LED tail lights from Strands Lighting Division come with our market-leading three-year function warranty.
WHAT DO I NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHEN CHOOSING TAIL LIGHTS?
When choosing your tail lights, there are several factors you need to consider. Here are some important things to think about:
Look for tail lights made of high-quality materials durable enough to withstand wear and tear. A good quality tail light will last longer and provide better visibility, reducing the risk of accidents.
The brightness of tail lights is an important factor to consider. Look for tail lights that are bright enough to be easily seen by other drivers, especially in low-light conditions.
Tail lights come in various styles, including clear, smoked, and colored lenses. Consider your personal style preferences when choosing tail lights.
Tail lights can vary in price, so consider your budget when choosing tail lights. Remember that high-quality tail lights may cost more upfront but can save you money in the long run by reducing the risk of accidents and the need for frequent replacements.
By considering these factors when choosing tail lights, you can find the right one for you and your vehicle that meets your needs and preferences.
ARE BRAKE LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS THE SAME?
Brake and tail lights are different components of a vehicle´s lighting system, although they are often located in the same housing. Tail lights are always on when the vehicle’s headlights are on. They serve several purposes, including making the vehicle visible from behind and indicating the width and position on the road.
Brake lights, however, illuminate when the driver applies the brakes. They are brighter than the tail lights and alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing down or stopping.
Many modern vehicles use a single housing for tail lights and brake lights. In these cases, the tail light is always on, and the brake light illuminates when the driver applies the brakes. At the same time, some vehicles use separate lights for both.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TAIL LIGHTS?
Tail lights are often equipped with several functions, such as brake lights, reversing lights, and indicators and the functions are often combined. When it comes to light bulbs, several different types of tail lights are used in modern vehicles. Here are some of the most common types:
CONVENTIONAL BULB TAIL LIGHTS:
These are the most basic types of tail lights used for many years. They use an incandescent bulb, which produces light when an electric current passes through a filament.
LED TAIL LIGHTS:
LED tail lights are becoming increasingly popular because they are more energy-efficient and last longer than conventional bulb tail lights. They use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce light, a semiconductor device that has light when an electric current passes through it.
HALOGEN TAIL LIGHTS:
Halogen tail lights are like conventional bulb tail lights but use halogen gas to improve the bulb’s efficiency. They are brighter and last longer than conventional bulbs. It is a type of lighting technology commonly used in automotive tail lights.
LED VS HALOGEN
LED lights are simple, durable, and have a long lifespan, often over a decade. That is enough to last the entire life of many vehicles, meaning you may never need to replace LED bulbs. Compared to another lighting that first converts electrical energy into heat and then lights, LED converts electrical power directly into light, which creates efficient light generation and less waste of electricity, which means they can help improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. LED lights can also turn on and off faster than incandescent bulbs, which can help improve driver reaction time.
Halogen lamps are known for their light quality and long service life compared to regular light bulbs. You can identify halogen lamps on a vehicle because of the yellow color. The lamps provide a soft light and good visibility. They are cheap to manufacture and easy to replace. Halogen tail lights are still widely used in vehicles today, but they are gradually being replaced by newer, more efficient technologies such as LED tail lights.
IS IT DIFFICULT TO INSTALL TAIL LIGHTS?
The difficulty of installing tail lights will depend on the specific make and model of the vehicle, as well as the type of tail light being installed. In general, replacing tail lights is a relatively simple task that can be done with essential tools and some mechanical knowledge.
It is essential to consult the vehicle and tail light manuals for detailed instructions and safety information. In some cases, the tail light assembly may be difficult to access, requiring the removal of other parts or components. If you are unsure, you can seek assistance from a professional mechanic.
STEPS FOR INSTALLING TAIL LIGHTS
Upcoming steps are general guidelines, and the specific steps for installing tail lights may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Always refer to the vehicle manual or a professional mechanic for instructions. Here are some steps for installing your tail lights:
GATHER TOOLS AND MATERIALS:
Ensure you have all the necessary tools and materials before you begin. This typically includes a screwdriver or socket set, replacement bulbs, and the new tail light assembly.
REMOVE THE OLD TAIL LIGHT:
Open the trunk or liftgate and locate the screws or fasteners holding the tail light assembly. Use a screwdriver or socket set to remove these screws, then gently pull the tail light away from the vehicle.
DISCONNECT THE WIRING:
Once the tail light assembly is removed, you will need to disconnect the wiring harness. This is typically done by gently twisting or pulling the wiring connector away from the tail light.
INSTALL THE NEW TAIL LIGHT:
Line up the new tail light assembly with the holes where the old one was located, then use the screwdriver or socket set to secure it. Use the same screws and fasteners you removed from the old tail light.
RECONNECT THE WIRING:
Connect the wiring harness to the new tail light assembly by gently pushing or twisting the connector into place.
TEST THE NEW TAIL LIGHT:
Turn on the vehicle’s headlights and test the new tail light to ensure it works correctly. If the light does not turn on, double-check the wiring connections, and make sure the bulbs are correctly installed.
REPEAT FOR THE OTHER SIDE:
If you are replacing both tail lights, repeat these steps for the other side of the vehicle.
TESTING YOUR TAIL LIGHTS
It is essential to ensure that your tail lights are working correctly and to have them repaired or replaced as soon as they show any malfunction. One way to ensure that your tail lights are working is to walk around the vehicle and visually inspect them to ensure they are free of cracks or other damage that may impact their performance. Or let a friend or family member walk around the vehicle as you turn on the lights and have them let you know if they are all in good order. To test your tail lights, get in your vehicle and turn on the ignition switch. You do not have to crank your engine. Check your tail lights by turning on your headlights. If they are working correctly, they will come on simultaneously and glow red.
Many modern cars also have dashboard indicators that alert you if a tail light is not working. Check to see if any of these indicators are illuminated. By regularly testing your tail lights, you can ensure they are working correctly and visible to other road drivers. If your tail lights are not working correctly, you should have them inspected and repaired by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON YOUR VEHICLE
By performing regular maintenance on your tail lights, you can help ensure that they function correctly and are visible to other road drivers. Here are some maintenance tasks you can perform on your tail lights:
CLEAN THE TAIL LIGHTS:
Over time, dirt and debris can build up on the surface, reducing the tail lights’ brightness and effectiveness. Regularly cleaning the tail lights with a soft cloth and mild soap can help you keep them clear and bright.
CHECK FOR CRACKS OR DAMAGE:
Inspect the tail lights regularly for damages that can impact their performance or make them less visible to other drivers.
REPLACE BURNT-OUT BULBS:
If a tail light bulb burns out, it should be replaced immediately. Driving with a burnt-out tail light can reduce your visibility and result in a traffic citation.
CHECK THE WIRING:
The wiring to the tail lights should be checked regularly to ensure that it is in good condition and not damaged. Corroded or damaged wiring can result in poor performance or even failure of the tail lights.
REPLACE THE TAIL LIGHT ASSEMBLY IF NECESSARY:
If the tail light assembly is damaged, cracked, or not working correctly, it may need to be replaced. A professional mechanic can typically do this.