Why Do Headlights Become Hazy, Cloudy or Yellowed?
You clean and keep your car in top shape, but can’t help noticing that your headlights are becoming fogged up despite your best efforts to keep them clean. So, why do headlights become hazy, cloudy or yellowed even when you keep them clean?
There was a time when headlights were made of glass. Those days are long gone. They are now made of hard plastics that are specifically tempered for the job. This material is known as polycarbonate plastic. It is very strong, but it also is naturally porous. To combat this, the manufacturer of your headlights covered them with a protective film. The film works well for a few years, but then starts to fall apart. Given the fact it is exposed to heat from the bulb, UV rays from constant exposure to the sun and harsh chemicals that come up off the road, it probably should not be a surprise that the film eventually fades. Regardless, this allows the plastic to become oxidized, which gives the headlights the foggy look
Most people believe the foggy headlight is a problem simply because it looks bad. While this is definitely true, there is also a safety issue involved. The oxidation of the plastic headlight causes the light output from the internal bulbs to be diffused. This effectively means that the beam from each headlight is weakened, and produces a reduced area of coverage. The less you can see, the more chance there is you could run into something. In fact, it has been suggested that as many as 9 out of 10 accidents at night are related in some manner to problems with the headlights. In short, you need to fix them.
The first thought you might have when it comes to fixing your headlights is simply to buy new ones. Go ahead and call the dealer. We’ll ring up 911 so they can revive you after you faint when hearing the price the dealer charges. The problem is cars are built as modules now. You can’t just buy the headlight cover. You have to buy the entire light assembly and it is costly. And not just exotic cars: A 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rings up at $1,500.00 for a set of lenses. That’s right… One Thousand, Five Hundred dollars! Fortunately, there is another option that is nowhere near as expensive and it works.
Our headlight restoration kit repairs any hazy, yellow or cloudy headlight. The key is to remove the damaged film and replace it with a protective coating that will return the headlight to its original condition. The great news is you don’t need any tools. You simply follow the simple instructions and voila, you are done. Each lens takes about four minutes to complete. That’s it!
We have such faith in our Headlight Restoration Kit that we provide a Lifetime Warranty for it. While that is impressive, perhaps more impressive is the fact that police and fire departments use it for both their headlights and the warning light bars on the top of their vehicles. If emergency services use it, you know it is good enough for your vehicle.
You don’t need to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on replacements if your headlights have become yellow, hazy or cloudy. With our Headlight Restoration Kit, you can spend a fraction of the price and have your headlights looking brand new in less than 10 minutes.